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SOASTA 55 update is now available. Check out some of the amazing new features to meet and surpass your performance testing needs! User interface improvements From the moment you log in, you will see the changes. SOASTA 55 brings a new look and organization to CloudTest and TouchTest. If you also use mPulse, you’ve already seen this new interface, starting from the login screen:               The New Resources pages for CloudTest and TouchTest provide quick access to how-to videos, documentation, blog posts, downloads, and other resources. Baseline performance comparisons A recent addition to CloudTest, this dashboard makes it easy to compare load and performance tests against tests that have been chosen as the baseline performance. Test results that are within a defined variance or better than baseline appear colored green, while results that are outside of you... (more)

The Evolution of Testing in the Cloud

It's always exciting to be on the front end of a trend.  Some turn out to be short-lived fads while others, such as the electronic distribution of music, disrupt entire industries.  There are some who see cloud computing as a fad. Those who share that view tend to look at the Cloud as if it's an all or nothing proposition; if you can't move your entire infrastructure to the Cloud it must certainly be a passing fancy. But the Cloud is here to stay.  There are many applications, like compute intensive statistical analysis, business intelligence and testing, that are incredibly well... (more)

The 2010 Cloud Capacity Surge

SOASTA has held a unique position in the cloud community, allowing us to watch its evolution over the years. As one of only a few enterprise cloud applications, on any given day we may be looking for up to 10,000 cloud servers to simulate millions of virtual consumers for performance testing some of the world’s leading consumer web sites. With this in mind, we have had to be incredibly aware of the supply side of cloud computing. With this in mind, I’m happy to report that 2010 has been a very good year for cloud capacity growth (availability of cloud servers), as well as the ela... (more)

Page bloat update: The average web page is more than 2 MB in size

I’ve been tracking the size and composition of the top million websites (thanks to the HTTP Archive) since 2011. Back in 2012, it was huge news when the average page exceeded 1 MB. At the time, people were incredulous… and even outraged. And they almost immediately began to speculate about when the average page would crack the 2 MB barrier. It looks like the speculation can end now. 1. The average web page is 2099 KB As of May, the average web page surpassed the 2 MB mark. This is almost twice the size of the average page just three years ago. The graph below gives a breakdown o... (more)

How Fast Is Fast Enough? By @Lounibos | @DevOpsSummit #APM #DevOps

When It Comes to Delivering the Best Possible User Experience, How Fast Is Fast Enough? Last month I spoke at the Conversion Conference, and after my talk I met a developer who had been tasked with single handedly making her company’s site faster. We talked for quite a while, and she expressed good-humored frustration at the vagueness of this directive. Some of the things we talked about: What does “faster” mean? Who defines “fast” within an organization? How do you know when the site or app you’re building has achieved mythical “fast enough” status? And how do you respond when ... (more)