Archive for August 2012

Load tests with AgileLoad

AgileLoad is very nice tool for webmaster or should I say, for web developer who is working hard to make some script to do certain stuff on the web. I will not go too far in my examples but believe me I really could describe how to test the script for running internet banking system… Well, let’s keep it simple and say you are developing your very own script for running internet shop. This type of business is really popular nowadays and many developers are concentration on developing web applications in this e-commerce, direction. Now, one of the issues that developer has during this process, is how to test the script, how to find out how the script will behave in real life? Of coarse you dont want to introduce your “alfa” script to the serious customer, you wouldnt want it to work on your own site either. To test how the script will behave under heavy load you need to go one of two ways – 1. have hundred friends around the globe, who would agree to run some same task on your new script, in the same time. 2. get the other script simulate behavior of your hundred friends. I dont know how about you but I would definitely go the root number two. Even though I have all those friends, which I really do, I would have a big problem to gather them around computer and log into my script, and do some same action there. I wouldnt also be able to see exact issue insight with graphical presentation, that would make my development corrections so much easier.
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Google invented glass

Yoohoo! The new gadget, or should I say THE gadget, from Google! Do you remember those sci-fi action blockbusters where the people weared those special glasses which would show all information about visible objects? well, it’s still sci-fi for us, BUT, Google made new step in approaching time when everyone can have precise information about everything! Imagine you are sitting in school struggling with some math issues looking at the task “2×2=..”? Now, if you wear those magical glasses they would show you a little number in transparent green light “…=4”, and you get your VG on that test! WOW! Calm down, Google didn’t push it’s project that far just yet. Probably they afraid that their programmers will look for solutions there.
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