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  • Performance Testing Should Focus on Trends

    Performance testing starts by setting a baseline and defining the metrics to track together with the development team. Nikolay Avramov advises executing performance tests and comparing the results frequently during development to spot degrading performance as soon as possible.

  • Integrating Continuous Load Testing into Slack Pipeline

    Slack has been working on making load testing a core concern for all engineers, not only those focusing on performance, and moving from a reactive approach to performance to a more integrated effort, say Slack engineers Shreya Ramesh and Melissa Khuat.

  • Service Overload Detection and Remediation at LinkedIn

    LinkedIn recently published how it handles overload detection and remediation in its microservices. Its solution, Hodor, provides an adaptive solution that works out of the box with no configuration. It is a platform-agnostic mechanism to run overload detectors and load shedders inside the monitored process that samples load and sheds traffic from within the application's processing chain.

  • Microsoft Introduces a Fully-Managed Azure Load Testing Service in Preview

    Recently Microsoft announced a preview of Azure Load Testing. With this fully-managed load testing service, users can generate high-scale load with custom Apache JMeter scripts and gain actionable insights to catch and fix performance bottlenecks.

  • Slack Shares Strategy Used to Load-Test New Encryption Service

    Slack’s engineering team has revealed the load-testing strategy that has become a critical part of their continuous delivery pipeline, and suggests it promotes greater ownership by engineers. While the Slack engineers stated they had minimal load-testing experience, they built it from scratch using Go and used a methodical approach that offers a roadmap for engineers facing similar challenges.

  • Performance Testing for Reactive Services

    Lilit Yenokyan, director of engineering at Pivotus, presented on perfomance testing of reactive services at Reactive Summit. Yenokyan describes the types of performance testing and covers the tooling necessary to run the tests and analyze the results.

  • How Cloud-Based Development Makes AutoScout24 More Agile

    InfoQ interviewed Erik Doernenburg and Philipp Garbe from AutoScout24 about what made them decide to switch to the cloud and which benefits they expected, and how they manage computing resources using the cloud. InfoQ also asked them to give some examples showing how the cloud helps to deploy DevOps and to explain why teams are interested in working in an agile way and are eager to try new things.

  • XebiaLabs TestView Integrates Multiple Testing Tools

    XebiaLabs TestView is a test management and analytics tool, integrating the execution, data analysis and visualization of multiple functional and unit testing tools.

  • Monitoring Microservices and Containers: A Challenge by Adrian Cockcroft

    At GlueCon 2015, Adrian Cockcroft presented a list of rules for monitoring microservice and container-based applications. In addition to these guidelines, Cockcroft also highlighted a series of challenges for monitoring cloud-native container-based systems, and introduced his ‘Spigo/simianviz’ microservice simulation and visualisation tool.

  • Load Impact Adds Server-Side Metrics Collection to Cloud-Based Load Testing Tool

    Load Impact – a leading SaaS performance testing provider based in Sweden – added a new capability that gives developers a more complete picture of their performance tests. Most cloud-based load testing tools only measure web application responses, but the new Server Metrics agent from Load Impact provide insight into what’s happening on the target servers themselves.

  • Unlimited Load Testing for MSDN Subscribers

    Visual Studio Ultimate with MSDN subscribers will receive the new Visual Studio 2010 Load Test Feature Pack with Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1. Developers are now able to load-test applications with no limit on virtual users and no need to purchase extra user packs.

  • WebLOAD: Commercial Load Testing Tool Recently Open Sourced

    WebLOAD is a load testing tool from Radview that tests both for performance and also correctness. Test scripts are written in Javascript and the tool supports multiple protocols for testing all tiers of an app such as web (HTTP with Ajax support), SOAP/XML, and other protocols. This past April Radview released an open source community edition of WebLOAD under GPL, available at