New training course for API performance testing using LoadUI NG Pro

November 30, 2015 Comments Off on New training course for API performance testing using LoadUI NG Pro

As a longtime user, trainer, and consultant for SmartBear’s excellent SoapUI API functional testing software, I’m happy to announce the availability of a new companion course dedicated to mission-critical API performance testing using LoadUI NG Pro.

LoadUI NG Pro is one of the four components that comprise the superb Ready! API platform (the others are SoapUI NG Pro, Secure Pro, and ServiceV Pro), and I believe it has the potential to revolutionize how businesses ensure that their APIs are production-ready.

The hands-on class – which is offered either as a private Webinar or private onsite delivery, and can be paired with site-specific consulting – covers a wide variety of essential subjects:

  • Ready! API Platform & LoadUI NG Pro Architecture
  • Load Testing Concepts & Best Practices
  • Designing and Developing a Load Test
  • Running a Load Test
  • Analyzing Results

If you’d like to get a detailed syllabus and learn more about the course, please email me and I’ll put you in touch with SmartBear.

Mission-Critical Service Testing Fundamental #6: “Test Your Services Under Anticipated Load” Webinar is now available

March 23, 2014 § 1 Comment

Load testing is an essential, but often overlooked aspect of making sure your services are ready for prime time. If this topic interests you, be sure to check out the next installment of my ongoing series on service testing best practices. You’ll find the newest Webinar here.

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Building a SOAP or RESTful service? Take advantage of the cloud for distributed load testing

January 28, 2012 Comments Off on Building a SOAP or RESTful service? Take advantage of the cloud for distributed load testing

Comprehensive load testing is one of the most important responsibilities when developing a SOAP or RESTful service. Furthermore, if the service will be accessed globally, it’s also essential to conduct distributed load testing. Otherwise, running in-house load tests alone will not present realistic results, since there’s no accounting for global network latency and other factors that can only be evaluated through full load test distribution.

Yet many organizations don’t properly perform this essential task, for a variety of reasons:

  • Lack of time
  • Lack of budget
  • Lack of expertise
  • Lack of tooling

This deficiency is unfortunate, because failing to conduct well-planned and fully distributed load tests during the QA phase will almost always lead to mysterious, costly, and hard-to-fix runtime performance issues.

Luckily, modern load testing software working in concert with inexpensive, easily configured, and widely dispersed cloud computing resources makes it easier than ever to perform distributed load testing. In upcoming posts, I’ll be describing how to deploy SmartBear’s loadUI software in tandem with Amazon Web Services to construct, deploy, run, and monitor sophisticated distributed SOAP and RESTful service load tests.

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