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Always plan ahead and performance test.

By Paul Moorhead, Non Exec Director, JAR Technologies In the last few days before Christmas, one of the companies I work with received a vendor assessment questionnaire – and a very good one it was too. Not full of wacky questions about how you dispose of your old toner cartridges and whether you are certified…

Testing for success 2017

2016 has been an eventful year in many ways. Some predictions came true such as the growth in number of online shoppers throughout the Black Friday madness, other events have been less predictable with Trump’s success in the US Presidential Election and the outcome of the Brexit vote in the UK. One thing that each…

Using automation to improve quality in application testing

Growth in automation is without doubt presenting opportunities to save time and money. The efficiency it brings when carrying out repetitive and predictable tasks is enabling businesses to adapt and keep up with the ever increasing demands of their customers. However when talking about time and cost we can’t forget about quality. When automation is introduced into software…

The digital age, agile working and a changing approach to testing

Technology is becoming the key driver for change in the world today. Whether it is in business, finance or healthcare the impact is changing the way we behave, interact and operate. The speed at which technology is changing is in turn increasing the speed at which businesses are making decisions and innovating. In order to compete,…

Testing for success – the 7 principles of software testing

We thought we would revisit the 7 principles of software testing as a reminder to keep them at the forefront when testing for success! 1. Testing shows presence of bugs – design tests to find bugs, not tests that pass! When you hear the term software testing it creates visions of a bug free system…

Top Tips for Real Browser Load Testing

Peak traffic demands online can vary due to a number of elements such as industry, time of the year, time of the day, significant activity dates, promotions, launches, deadlines and the list goes on! These real browser load testing tips will help you prepare to ensure your application is ready to make your business, project…

Black Friday – An online success or failure?

  Black Friday – An online success or failure? As the ‘Black Friday Week’ comes to an end and we continue into the holiday season, how did the online retailers fare with their peak demands? Well it seems there was still some Black Friday victims this year. Despite the failures and lessons learnt after 2015…

Black Friday Website Performance Test JAR Technologies

  There may only be one day to go until Black Friday but there is still time for some last minute performance testing on your website! Haven’t tested at all? You don’t have to wait and see how your website will perform once real consumers land on Black Friday. There is still time to check your…

Open source code – the good, the bad and the ‘could get ugly’

  There is no doubt that the presence of open source code is good. It’s use is vast and it now forms the basis on which many applications are being developed, delivered and deployed. The good For the new generation of developers open source as a start point is the norm and the corporate world…

Experiential retail – Why application performance is vital for success

  The recent launch of a popup virtual shop by supermarket giant Jumbo in the Netherlands was a great PR generating opportunity. It got people talking and using their app to do their shopping. But, it also made us think about the role that the UX of an application can play in the success or…

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