4 Reasons Why Small & Medium Businesses Need Application Testing (Part 4): It Could Be You

4 Reasons Why Small & Medium Businesses Need Application Testing (Part 4): It Could Be You

In part 3, I talked about how having an application being susceptible to intermittent issues is another reason why small and medium businesses need application testing. In you haven’t read it, go here.

 

In this post, I talk about reason #4.

In part 2, I mentioned that the customer was using NAT to separate its network from the SaaS provider’s network. That’s not uncommon. Every company wants to help protect its network from anything malicious from another network. Nothing new there.

What was also common, especially among smaller businesses and homes, was the type of NAT the customer was using. They were using port address […]

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4 Reasons Why Small & Medium Businesses Need Application Testing (Part 3): Performance Problems Are Sporadic

4 Reasons Why Small & Medium Businesses Need Application Testing (Part 3): Performance Problems Are Sporadic

In part 2, I talked about how having an application that has multiple tiers is another reason why small and medium businesses need application testing. In you haven’t read it, go here.

In this post, I talk about reason #3.

When I was brought on to help resolve this application issue and started asking my questions, I found out that the issues the users were having occurred intermittently. Once I hear “intermittent”, I know I will need to do some continuous captures.

Capturing data continuously just means that my packet capture tool will run until a user reports a problem. And when an issue […]

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4 Reasons Why Small & Medium Businesses Need Application Testing (Part 2): There Are Multiple Tiers

4 Reasons Why Small & Medium Businesses Need Application Testing (Part 2): There Are Multiple Tiers

In the previous post, I talked about how having an application that was originally designed for the LAN is one reason why small and medium businesses need application testing. In you haven’t read it, go here.

In this post, I talk about reason #2.

So not only was this application also designed for users being local to the server, it was also deployed in a complex architecture of multiple tiers.

Users accessing the web application were going to a web server that was in turn talking to a database server to get and provide application data. Sounds simple enough right?

You wish!

User traffic goes through […]

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4 Reasons Why Small & Medium Businesses Need Application Testing (Part 1): It’s Designed For The LAN

4 Reasons Why Small & Medium Businesses Need Application Testing (Part 1): It’s Designed For The LAN

When was the last time you were on a website that was working fine, and all of a sudden, it seems to stop working? You click and all you get is the dreaded loading circle.

So you wait a couple more seconds, and nothing happens – the page is still loading. After a few more seconds of irritation, you finally get something…but it’s not what you hoped. Instead, you get a “Page Cannot Be Displayed” error!

Arrrrgggghhhh!!! You start screaming like Dr. Doofenshmirtz, cursing Perry the Platypus….Google it!

Ok. Maybe not that bad.

Either way, you blame the website or the company that created it. “They need […]

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How to Avoid a 70x Increase in Application Response Time

How to Avoid a 70x Increase in Application Response Time

Years ago, I was working with a company that was in the middle of migrating many of their applications to a new data center. I came in as part of the team, and my part was to analyze the applications to determine if there would be any performance issues after the migration occurred.

For one application, I was involved from the beginning and thus, was able to do some pre-migration testing with the application team. I asked all the questions that I felt would give me the information I needed to test this application and give them my recommendation to mitigate […]

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