Enterprise Mobility, a new era of opportunity!

This is an interesting infographic pulled by [x]Cube Labs showing the state of mobility in the Enterprise. Reducing cost is the major reason for mobility adoption (63%) to put in parallel with the growth of Enterprise apps in the Apple App Store (+186% in 2010). Interesting to see the revenue projection as well: $40B for developers in 2016! That’s a HUGE Market!

This is definitely a new era of opportunity for software development and of course software testing!

Enterprise Mobility Apps Enterprise Mobility, a new era of opportunity!

Installing SOASTA CloudTest Lite – Even my mum can do it!

cloudtestlitestarting Installing SOASTA CloudTest Lite   Even my mum can do it!

Ok, the title is a bit misleading as my mum is technology challenged but I’m sure my sister could do it! icon smile Installing SOASTA CloudTest Lite   Even my mum can do it! Seriously,  yesterday I was describing the CloudTest Lite installation process to a software tester as he was not used to receive an installation package as a virtual image. The first time I installed CloudTest Lite, I was not used to it either! And actually wondered if it was the right packaging option for such product. Yes, I questioned my own engineering team! Shame on me. And as always, they blew me away as I’ve never looked back. Continue reading

What apps are in every developer toolkit?

This is an interesting survey done by bestvendor.com. They’ve interviewed 500 developers from companies of less than 100 people, asking them their choice of tools for their development environment. It’s interesting to notice that some categories are clearly dominated by one product: Eclipse is killing everyone else, MySQL is the obvious choice, Git has become in no time a strong leader … I’m very sad not to see any software testing tools/frameworks in this developer’s toolkit. icon sad What apps are in every developer toolkit? They seem more important than website analytics for developers … I would also have been interested to see the preferred choice for continuous integration … My guess would be Jenkins but you never know.

It would be interesting to see similar survey for testers! I can bet we would start seeing CloudTest Lite on such infographic. And you know what? I’m 100% confident we’ll see it appear as #1 in one category for 2012. I can’t say more but our development team is cooking something truly awesome … !

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Introduction to monitoring using SOASTA CloudTest Lite

cloudtestlitemonitoring Introduction to monitoring using SOASTA CloudTest Lite

I was giving a demo to a partner last week using SOASTA CloudTest Lite and I had included some monitoring in the demo. People on the call who are doing performance/load testing using open-source products were very impressed by our ability to setup monitoring for any kind of infrastructure while being able to combine and correlate the infrastructure performance counters with the application performance data. And everything in real-time! So I though I would record a quick video to show everyone how it’s done. If you’re interested, you can find more than 50 in-depth CloudTest Lite videos on our CloudLink website.

Enjoy!

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Busy times at SOASTA and loving it!

It’s been a really busy couple of months here at SOASTA! Our free product CloudTest Lite is rocking the software testing world right now. Literally. We’ve seen thousands of downloads and activations from all around the world (Yes, we load tested our registration infrastructure of course icon smile Busy times at SOASTA and loving it! ) We’re receiving awesome feedback from performance testing luminaries, validating our strategy and giving us advices. When you’ve got someone such as Scott Barber, one of the most prominent though leader in performance testing, recommending your product, you know you’re on to something!

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Getting started in mobile web performance

mobileglobalusers Getting started in mobile web performance

As you know, mobile web is hot, hot, hot and mobile might very well replace desktop in the next few years (the jury is out on that one!)

Some latest stats to support this trend:

However, there is one slight problem which needs to get fixed before reaching this stage: Performance. I guess you’ve noticed, performance on mobile is not all that great compared to the performance you get on your desktop’s browser. As this infography illustrates nicely, users have high expectation and mobile performance is still disappointing to most of them (I’m with them on that one! icon smile Getting started in mobile web performance )

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