On Power

Every week on "The Apprentice" may be different, but we know one thing:  Donald Trump is going to walk in, ask questions, fire someone, and drive on.

Serious Web Load Testing

It is called the basketball exercise, or sometimes inattention blindness, and it demonstrates a real problem in many kinds of automated testing.

A Tale of Two Performance Projects

Imagine for a moment two companies have an identical problem - the website is slow.  Perhaps this is a huge problem; the company bet it's future on a new product, that customers sign up for on the web, and performance is bad enough that people are abandoning the site and going to the competition.[…]

Yugo Testing

Recently, I was invited to observe a colleague’s monthly stress test exercise. There is a large room filled with mangers and technicians, experts in various aspects of the system, general network specialists, application specialists, customer support representatives and a collection of people with[…]

Testing web applications across different browsers and operating systems.

You have a client server application used through the web and another used through a fat client. Every month you need to install required automatic updates on different Windows Operating Systems and some application patches. Your users use the application on different Operating Systems and use[…]