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6 Load Testing Tips for Black Friday

6 top tips for ensuring your website or app don't crash during Black Friday. Read and get performance testing tips that are easy to implement.

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Vitali Bykhovsky

Why Performance Testing Matters - Looking Back at Past Black Friday Failures

As we approach the peak traffic Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the holiday season, let's revisit some recent cases  of websites of mobile apps crashing or experiencing slow load times at the worst time.

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Jason Silberman

View the Webcast - 5 Ways to Test & Tune What Matters Most this Peak Season

Last week, BlazeMeter and APM experts New Relic co-presented a webinar, 5 Ways to Test & Tune What Matters Most this Peak Season. The full recording is now available.  

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Jason Silberman

BEWARE: Lazy Lovers May Crash Your Site This Valentine’s Day

February 14 is one month away. This gives you enough time to get your site or app ready for the influx of romantics buying gifts, cards, and even looking for love online.   But even with thorough testing, your site or app could still crash at the worst possible moment. Here are some reasons why (and ways to prevent the worst from happening):   1. Traffic Will Probably be Higher Than You Expect  

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Clare Avieli

BlazeMeter Helps New Social Platform for Flyers Get off The Ground

This is a guest post written by Russell Hyer, the CTO at Airclandestino - an innovative social platform for travelers.   Three weeks ago we launched Airclandestino, a new social platform that allows travelers to get in touch with fellow passengers before they even board the flight. By making this initial virtual connection, travellers can arrange to share taxis once they’ve landed or even share tips and information about their chosen destinations.  

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Russell Hyer

Performance Testing for Mobile Apps and Websites: Webcast Now Online

If there’s one takeaway from Black Friday 2014, it’s that we need to ensure that our mobile apps will be able to perform under extremely heavy load.   Best Buy, the largest electronics retailer in the world, crashed on this key online shopping day because of a “concentrated spike in mobile traffic”. Best Buy’s online failure highlights the ever-increasing popularity of mobile devices and the growing need to perform rigorous performance testing on them.  

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Clare Avieli

Load Testing Lessons to Learn from Black Friday 2014

Black Friday is over for another year and, as always, this critical e-commerce day has left a few casualties in its trail…   Let’s take a look at some of this year’s biggest Black Friday crashes on both sides of the world:     USA: Best Buy’s Black Friday Outages  

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Clare Avieli

8 Surprising Stats on Performance Testing for Black Friday 2014 (Infographic)

You’re probably busy getting your website or app ready for Black Friday. But do you know how much it will cost your company if it does go down for a couple of minutes on the big day? Or which time of day your site will be stressed the most? Or how many people will come to your site from mobiles?   Check out this Infographic for the answers to these questions and a few more interesting statistics on load testing…  

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Clare Avieli

Countdown to Black Friday: 2 Performance Tips to Ensure it's a Success

The holiday season is closing in on us again and the largest shopping day of the year is getting close - Black Friday (or shall we be honest and say Thanksgiving Day), followed by Cyber Monday, followed by a month+ long frenzy of holiday shopping that extends all the way through the first of January. That is A LOT of shopping. 

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Daniela Sztulwark

Game On: BlazeMeter's Load Testing Countdown to the Super Bowl

  Super Bowl Day, Are you ready? Are you really ready? The highly anticipated Super Bowl commercials….even the non-sports fanatics love this time of year. What hilarious or shocking ad is going to be drive consumers to a website and become this year’s the most popular “water cooler” subject at the office?  Which ads will spiral a business into success and which will leave mud on the face of your brand forever? What’s it going to be?    

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Rebecca Clinard

Last Minute Preparation for Cyber Monday. Load Testing - Here's what you can do in a day

One of the biggest internet shopping days is approaching. Is your website prepared to handle the potential load of users? If your answer is “I don’t know” then Houston, we have a problem. What if it can’t handle the high load and falls over, rendering potential shoppers unable to even access the website? We are talking serious losses in revenues and consumer confidence, not to mention jeopardizing the overall branding reputation. 

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Rebecca Clinard