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The Ever-Increasing Importance of Application Performance

While an application’s functionality is very important, users have equally started to value non-functional areas—such as performance, usability, accessibility, and UI—and are often ready to move on to other options if an application's performance does not meet their needs.

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Mukesh Sharma
Why You Need to Performance Test Your Mobile Apps

Even the most patient users can become frustrated when apps fail to load. A single day's worth of traffic can make or break a business, and that’s why it’s critical to performance test your apps to make sure that they’ll both work on real devices and be able to handle a large number of users.

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Josiah Renaudin
The Real Cost of App Unavailability—and How to Avoid It

Availability is often associated with load, but not necessarily with overall functionality and compatibility. However, with the number of apps flooding the marketplace, these other parameters are becoming increasingly important to consider. Building the right support team can help promote success.

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Mukesh Sharma
When You Provide Good Service, Performance Metrics Are Your Friend

Not all production support organizations have (or want) formal agreements describing the level of service they will provide to their customers. But if your organization generally provides good service, SLAs and the metrics they encourage can be excellent communication tools for your stakeholders.

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Payson Hall
The Changing Dynamics of Online Shopping for the Holidays

Every time we gear up for a peak-load online shopping day, one of main things is the application’s performance. Was it available without any downtime? Was the response time acceptable? Did the pages load fine? While this information is the main focus, there is increasingly more finesse involved.

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Mukesh Sharma
Why You Should Build a Custom Performance Testing Framework

Performance testing involves an unparalleled combination of different workloads and technologies—which translates to a large set of variables for a performance test. Creating a custom simulation framework lets you execute varied performance tests at any stage of the product development cycle.

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Prashant Suri
New Relic Makes a Splash with Software Analytics

If the words “big data” seem like something that’s out of grasp for your software development shop, New Relic has a solution for you. This week, New Relic made a big splash with its announcement of New Relic Insights, based on what the company calls “software analytics.”

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Jonathan Vanian
How to Avoid or Remedy Technical Debt

Many people have experienced monetary debt in their lives, and although technical debt isn't quite the same, it can be just as harmful. With technical debt, you aren't borrowing chunks of code with the promise to pay it back. Read more to learn about technical debt and how you can avoid and fix it.

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