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We sometimes get questions such as “Can I run my Load Test from multiple locations?” The answer is “yes, easily”. It makes sense that testing from one location is not the real world. Therefore, you want to test from multiple locations to simulate the real environment that your site gets, whether that is across your region or across the world. Configure to Run Your Load Test from Multiple Locations So when you configure your test, you simply chooseRead More →

BlazeMeter Comparison

BlazeMeter is one of the leading load testing platforms. RedLine13 has claimed that it provides (Almost) Free Load Testing. This post will first take a look at a BlazeMeter pricing comparison vs. RedLine13. Then it will take a look at a feature comparison because price isn’t everything. In addition, there is the increasing realization by businesses with the value of shift left testing. So this blog post will also look at pricing related to continuous integrationRead More →

Now that we’ve safely made it to 2018, let’s take a look back at the top 6 biggest load testing blunders of 2017. The story is familiar. A site does little or no load testing. The site experiences heavy load. The site goes down. Join us as we count down 6. Nordstrom’s website crashed on its Anniversary Sale. The Anniversary Sale is one of the retailer’s biggest shopping days of the year. Customers reacted with outrage onRead More →

Why do most websites make us type in the city AND state AND zip code? Just a zip code should be enough. We have better things to do with our time! A better Zip Code API is needed. A Simpler Online Address Form RunSignUp agrees. That’s why they use ZipCodeAPI to simplify online address forms for people signing up for races. Users simply enter their zip code and ZipCodeAPI retrieves the city and state. Just aRead More →

You know the adage goes location, location, location. You know location is everything. But getting locations and zip codes for your app or enterprise is not always easy. What is needed is a powerful zip code API. Real Zip Code API Needs Gautam Tandon is the CEO of Ellipsis Solutions. He told me that they design local marketing campaigns. They optimize these marketing campaigns for a business type, budget,  and specific need. They also optimize for location. TheseRead More →