So you’ve heard about load testing and you know it’s the right course of action, but how do you use load testing effectively to get the results you need for your app? You’re in luck, because today, we’re talking about building up a Robust App; and, we’ve broken it down into some simple lists to help you get started.
What Makes Up A Robust App Anyway?
Here are 5 ingredients that are must-haves for any app in today’s online experience:
- Fast Load Time
- Scales to the target audience size and beyond
- Optimal Performance
- Always Available
- Minimal to No Downtime
A truly robust app will wield all of these components in addition to providing fantastic content, and superior services. We want to help you build just such an app, because thoroughly load tested apps make the world a better place. Below we’ve provided some steps to help you do just that.
3 Steps To Perfecting A Robust App
We see a consistent pattern of testing with our Blitz users, and we can break it down to a simple three-step method that will get your app running its best under stress. These steps will help you strengthen your app- so when your audience goes through the roof, your app won’t crash through the floor. Here’s the formula:
Deploy a preliminary version of the web app to staging, and setup your tools.
Run a Rush consisting of your target number of concurrent users. This is a load test on the rough draft of all of that hard work you’ve put into building your site, so on your first couple of Rushes, your site is likely to fall over when Blitz gives it a push, so…
Dust it off, and take this opportunity to fix any outright issues that caused the fall of your app during this round of testing and…
Now that you’ve located, assessed, and corrected the problems with your app, you can repeat this 3 Step Method: Deploy, Rush, and Fix, until your app is well above your acceptable threshold of performance. With each pass, you can eliminate issues, and laser focus optimal site performance with each round of tests. We cannot stress enough how important it is test during this stage before it goes live. More on this topic here: Stress Your App, Not Your Users
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