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  • [New Feature Releases] Custom Results, Aggregated Data & Alerts in ASM

    New Feature releases in Apica Synthetic Monitoring Custom Result Unit In Apica Synthetic Monitoring it is now possible to create and use Custom Result Units per check. This is useful for integration checks. For example, in the AppDynamics integration, you can get many different metrics into ASM. If you are getting the metric “Calls per [...] Continue reading

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  • IoT: Where are we Now, and Where are we Going?

    By Sven Hammar, Chief Strategy Officer and Founder at Apica The Internet of Things (IoT) is increasingly present in our daily lives, at work, in the home and in the public sphere, making the world a more connected place. In fact, 2020 will see at least 20 billion connected devices across the globe. So, let’s [...] Continue reading

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  • Internet of Things: The Future is Coming

    From comics to cartoons, from science fiction to fantasy we have been shown a future where our cars drive themselves, our coffee makers start themselves, and our houses adjust their temperature settings at our remote command. Getting information or entertainment will be as simple as asking for it aloud.  Planning your daily commute will be [...] Continue reading

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Generated 1 week ago

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  • 3 things Garadget teaches us about IoT

    This week, Gardget made the news for its smart garage door gadget – but for all the wrong reasons. As reported by the BBC, the IoT-enabled device’s owner is facing a backlash after locking out a customer who had complained about the tech online. Garadget’s device allows users to open their mechanized garage doors remotely, [...] Continue reading

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Generated 1 week ago

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  • Moving to the Cloud: Know Before you Go

    Going through all of the trouble to move an application to the Cloud, only to find it running slower or not at all, can put your business in a rough spot. While moving applications from a data center to the Cloud offers incredible potential for both performance and budgeting, it should not be treated as a magical wand that [...] Continue reading

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Generated 2 weeks ago

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  • [New Feature Release] Apica Load Test Portal Supports ZebraTester Version 5.5A

    Apica Load Test Portal Supports ZebraTester Version 5.5A ZebraTester version 5.5A offers an improved development of performance test scripts and will be released shortly. Below, we’ve got some examples of how this feature will help you. 3 new Types of Variable Extractors The following 3 new types of Variable Extractors have been added and will support [...] Continue reading

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Generated 2 weeks ago

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  • The Cost of Downtime

    Improving performance and eliminating downtime are two sides of the same coin when it comes to client conversions on your company’s web platforms. While the former is related to improving sales, the latter is concerned with keeping the sales your business already has. If your business has never needed to recover from an outage, consider yourself lucky: 90 [...] Continue reading

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • API Integration? “Challenge Accepted!”

    API TESTING SERIES This blog was written by Zishan Malik, Technical Project Manager There are so many tools out there that can make your life easier, hence for the longest time I struggled with getting organized. What gives me comfort is that I am not the only one out there with that issue. Towards the [...] Continue reading

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  • 3 Ways to Avoid Downtime: What We Learned From Amazon’s Outage

    Amazon’s outage (S3 web-based storage) in Northern Virginia caused large-scale disruption for many companies – not to mention the financial consequences of dreaded downtime. There are several important lessons businesses should take from this unprecedented failure, the key takeaway being that preparation is paramount. If Amazon’s cloud can go down, then any site is at [...] Continue reading

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • How To Remediate Service Disruptions Quickly And Effectively

    Part 2 of 3-Part Series. Part 1 here. Skeptical about creating a monitoring strategy? Don’t be. Your business will get much more out of your monitoring services if you put more work into developing and implementing a clear strategy. In fact, the key to quickly and effectively restoring service after a disruption is to follow an established strategy that identifies problems early [...] Continue rea...

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • Website Monitoring: Looking At How Overload Outages Develop

    Website and mobile application overload outages quickly eat into your business’s bottom line. With the right preparation, load testing and monitoring can help your business keep an eye on both existing and potential traffic trends to predict outage risks. Outages from overloads are not usually random or unpredictable, and can typically be avoided if your business knows how to act on the telltale s...

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  • Developing and Implementing a Monitoring Strategy

    Website and application monitoring provide immensely helpful information for improving your online platform’s performance-based customer experience. However, that information is only as useful as what your team does with it. According to a survey by Big Panda, IT professionals claimed “improving their organization’s overall monitoring strategy” is the biggest monitoring challenge in 2017. [Take a ...

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  • How the Top 100 E-Commerce Sites were Effected by Amazon S3 Outage

    On Tuesday, February 28th 2017, at 11:53AM PST Amazon’s S3 web-based storage service went down across the US-EAST-1 region. This 4-hour outage caused some big issues for millions of companies across the US, especially companies who host a large portion of their site on Amazon. Apica’s synthetic monitoring tool was used to determine the effects [...] Continue reading

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Generated 2 months ago

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  • After the Test: 4 Considerations On Code Cleanup And Revision

    Load testing and monitoring provide a wealth of insight into how your business’s online platforms perform, but the data is only as good as the use developers make of it. Performance data typically helps developers single out parts of the larger application that aren’t running as smoothly as they could, and identifies when updates impact efficiency. Development [...] Continue reading

  • Top 6 Challenges of API Testing

    API TESTING SERIES Testing teams face several unique challenges when testing Application Programming Interface (API) implementations. API testing is part of the integrations testing process and concerns the communication between two systems–one of which your staff likely has no control over. Thorough testing practices help QA and development teams not only create code that works, but create [...] ...

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Generated 2 months ago

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  • What Types of Bugs Does API Testing Find?

    API TESTING SERIES Application Programming Interface (API) testing, part of the integration testing process, aims to ensure APIs work optimally by identifying bugs in the programming that developers can fix. The process differs from other types of testing by functioning entirely on the data level of the application, ignoring issues like the GUI and ease of use. Bugs related to API testing [...] Co...

  • [New Feature Release] High and Low Thresholds

    ASM Offers Alerts System to Monitor Thresholds Monitoring is most effective when the tool can quickly identify a problem and offer a detailed corrective to that problem. Apica Synthetic Monitoring offers the Alert system. A user can now set-up alerts to notify him/her when a check violates the set thresholds. Historically, Apica provided users with [...] Continue reading

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Generated 2 months ago

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  • Website Monitoring and Regional Outages

    If a customer, client, or business associate contacts your staff in a panic about being unable to access one of your company’s websites, but the site works just fine on your end, they are likely experiencing a regional outage. The performance and accessibility you personally experience on your websites may not reflect what people experience [...] Continue reading

  • API Testing: What Should You Really Test?

    API TESTING SERIES Application Programming Interface (API) testing aims to secure and optimize communication between different platforms. This process examines many elements including debugging, identifying inconsistencies, pinpointing weaknesses, locking down security, and gauging performance. These different aspects of the API testing process often require separate tests, but with some overlap. ...

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  • Why Security is Critical to API Testing

    API TESTING SERIES API development, either SOAP or REST, starts out with a discussion of functionality – What is the API supposed to do? Once the API is developed to perform that function there may be little thought given to the security that is required surrounding the API. This is a mistake as APIs should [...] Continue reading

  • 4 Important API Testing Thoughts Going Into 2017

    API TESTING SERIES Application Program Interface (API) performance will be more important than ever going into 2017. For starters, more devices are utilizing the technology, and at a higher frequency. APIs have grown considerably in both service and scope since Salesforce and eBay introduced the first ones in 2000. The proliferation of smartphones, tablets, and [...] Continue reading

  • 3 Critical Reasons for Continuous Integration in API Testing

    API TESTING SERIES Continuous Integration (CI) for Application Program Interface testing (API testing) is an online platform monitoring practice that helps businesses provide consistently fast service to their customers. CI, a development practice that involves updating platform code in a shared repository multiple times a day, and API Testing, gauging the performance of API implementations, [...]...

  • Case Study: The Broad Museum

    LA’s new Broad Museum (pronounced brode) is a work of art in itself. Housed in a new $140m three-story building, it hosts over 2,000 works from Eli and Edyth Broad’s unrivaled contemporary art collection. The museum is home to art giants Jerry Koons, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol and many other iconic artists. No surprise that [...] Continue reading

  • WHAT’S an API?

    API TESTING SERIES When your typical end user wants some information from the web, they open a browser, find out where the information lives, click on a URL or link that will take them to that location and then browse around until they find out the information they are seeking. When your typical application wants [...] Continue reading

  • The 9 Best Web Performance Testing Conferences for 2017

    Apica, US had a great time getting to know everyone who attended the various performance testing and industry-related events in 2016. We had a lot of questions asking which web performance testing events are the best, so we’ve developed a list for you. We plan to be at all of these events. See you there. [...] Continue reading

  • What to Think About Before Migrating to the Cloud

    Migrating applications to the cloud offers incredible opportunities that can make your business more versatile and efficient. Collaboration is often easier with the cloud, for example, and it can make disaster recovery a breeze. However, the cloud isn’t necessarily the right choice for every application. Is your team thinking of shifting your application to a [...] Continue reading

  • The Importance of Benchmark Testing

    When creating a web application, the questions that have to be answered are “What will it do?” and “How well will it work?”. The answer the first question lies with the developers that are creating the application, the answer to the second question can be found through benchmark testing.  Benchmark testing is the part of [...] Continue reading

  • Cyber Monday Web Performance Index Top 100

    The end of shopping for 2016 is coming to a close and boy has this year been a big one. According to Fortune.com “U.S. online sales gained momentum on Cyber Monday and are set to surpass initial expectations by hitting a record $3.39 billion as consumers snapped up deals on the busiest day of the [...] Continue reading

  • [New Feature Release] Improved Visualization of Test Results in Apica LoadTest Portal

    When analyzing performance test results it’s important to visualize critical metrics to find potential performance issues. With a simple formula, the throughput of any transaction can be calculated based on a few variables. Transaction Throughput = Number of Users / (Response Time + Think-Time) The Apica Load Test Portal and the result details page has [...] Continue reading

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Generated 7 months ago

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  • Why Should Your Company Do An Audit?

    The term “audit” may be loaded with negative connotations, but your business has a lot to gain from running a software audit. According to the ITAM Review, the two primary goals of a software audit are: 1) to reduce the number of inactive licenses your business is running, and 2) to make optimal use of [...] Continue reading

  • Google Analytics RealTime Integration

    In Apica Synthetic Monitoring we can show you how your site has been performing at any given time. We can show you a plethora of metrics including Response time and DOM complete. With this data you know if your site is performing to your standards or if it is failing. A failing site means that [...] Continue reading

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 7 months ago

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  • Advanced Load Balancing Testing Using Scripted Synthetic Monitoring

    Creating a well-crafted website that’s popular with the everyday user is just like creating a great roller coaster. It has to be able to handle unexpectedly large crowds, the experience has to be one that brings users back time and again, and it has to simply run – no slowdowns, no hiccups and please, oh [...] Continue reading

  • AWS Load Testing Project Questions

    This is blog post #4 in a 5 post series Blog post 1: Rising to the Occasion: Using Load Testing to Optimize Cloud Server Scaling Blog post 2: Developing a Server Asset Scaling Strategy Blog post 3:  Planning Ahead: Load Testing-Assisted Capacity Planning In addition to establishing component scaling guidelines, the Apica AWS load test project set [...] Continue reading

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Generated 7 months ago

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  • Testing the Waters at STARWEST 2016

    As a Platinum sponsor, we’ve got high hopes for STARWEST 2016 in Anaheim this year. We looked at the schedule and it’s full of information and sessions related to DevOps, load testing, and everything Apica as a company stands behind to ensure companies maintain a high-speed, well-run website. During the pre-conference program, we came across [...] Continue reading

  • Planning Ahead: Load Testing-Assisted Capacity Planning

    This is blog post 3 in a 5 post series Blog post 1: Rising to the Occasion: Using Load Testing to Optimize Cloud Server Scaling Blog post 2: Developing a Server Asset Scaling Strategy Application teams need to establish how much power each specific part of the system requires to expand capacity without wasting resources to address [...] Continue reading

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