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The Role of Kubernetes in Production Traffic Replication

Organizations are starting to realize that simply writing tests to generate traffic is simply not good enough. Rather, production traffic replication is now necessary, where you record traffic from your production environment and then replay it in your development environment. To match the modern principles of this testing methodology, it makes sense to also utilize modern infrastructure, like Kubernetes.


Tips and tricks on optimizing your API performance

APIs play a critical role in the overall performance of an application because it benefits customers to streamline the purchasing of their products and services. APIs should be correct, fast, secure, available, and reliable. Developers can determine API performance by defining performance tests—functional and load tests—and monitor it by tracking various metrics like the number of requests to API endpoints, time taken by an API endpoint to respond, and the amount of data responded to.


Web API Monitoring Explained: A Helpful Introductory Guide

An API, application programming interface, is a collection of tools, protocols, and subroutines that can be used when building software programs or applications. APIs makes software development easier by providing reusable components and a set of clearly defined communication protocols. Recently APIs have come to mean web services, but there are also APIs for software and hardware libraries, operating systems and databases.


Access Bitbucket Cloud repositories more securely with resource-scoped access tokens.

We understand there is a constant tension between the need to keep source code secure, while also enabling tools to integrate with your Source Code Management solution. In line with this, Bitbucket Cloud is introducing the first step in a range of new API security capabilities, designed to give customers fine-grained control over access to their Repositories, Projects, and Workspaces.


What is API Observability?

Mission-critical apps that are deployed on the cloud drive today's modern enterprises, which in turn power their businesses. These applications' fundamental units are microservices, which tiny development teams created to enable speedy feature releases to the market. APIs serve as the ties that bring these microservices together so they can cooperate.


2022 Intellyx Digital Innovator Award

Intellyx, the first and only analyst firm dedicated to digital transformation, today announced that Speedscale has won the 2022 Digital Innovator Award. This is Speedscale’s second year winning the award. As an industry analyst firm that focuses on enterprise digital transformation and the leading edge vendors that are driving it, Intellyx interacts with numerous innovators in the enterprise IT marketplace.


Optimizing Your Kubernetes Load Testing with Speedscale

One of the major factors that come into play when deciding on a load testing tool is whether it can perform as you expect it to. There are many ways to measure how well a load testing tool performs, with the amount of requests per second undoubtedly being one of the main ways. Speedscale creates load tests from recorded traffic, so generating load is at the core of the tool.


Is Your Ecommerce Site Ready for Black Friday and Cyber Monday?

The holiday shopping season is one of the most stressful periods for operators of retail and ecommerce businesses, as the seasonal surge of holiday shoppers can put massive amounts of stress and strain on even the most well-architected websites. Here’s a recent example from 2021: The Office Depot website suffered an outage during Cyber Monday that knocked the online shop offline for hours, impacting the ability of customers to place orders online.

Using Playwright and Checkly to create an ecommerce synthetic monitoring check (no audio)

This short video shows the creation of a synthetic monitoring check using Playwright and Checkly. Here's an outline of the steps in the video: Note: If you’d like to follow along with the steps here, make sure that you have Playwright installed first.