Why You Should Be Load Testing Your Application

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No matter your industry, application complexity, or user base size, your application must be able to handle any level of traffic and use it gets (and ideally more, in the event that your super-sweet new features draw new users like moths to a porch light).

How do you make sure you’re prepared? Load testing.

What is load testing?

In a nutshell, load testing means pushing your application to its limits and seeing how its performance under that pressure compares to its normal performance.

Load testing often involves having lots of users (or simulated users) access your application or site at the same time, send complex requests, throw lots of data at your system, and do whatever else they can to overload it.Continue Reading