Feature Friday – Improve Performance of Your Website With Functional Web Load Testing
Spring has sprung and with it so has Qyrus with its many new features bouncing onto our platform. Understanding the limit of things is important. Whether this thing be a weight limit on a bridge, person limit to a room, or even the limits of your patience when it comes to testing. Well, Qyrus has you covered there, too! With our capability to perform functional web load testing, we enable users to get a better understanding of the limits of their website when it comes to performance. Here joining us today are Prince and Tim from our squad to provide more insight into what exactly it is we do with load testing web applications on Qyrus.
Tell us more about functional web load testing offered by Qyrus and its use cases.
This feature allows the tester to test the performance of their website by running scripts in parallel for the given number of users specified. This allows the testers to further stress test their website for performance issues.
It’s no doubt that the performance of a website is extremely important for how successful it will be as well as how good the overall user experience is. Waiting around for pages to load is a pain and anything that takes more than a few seconds to load is just downright unacceptable. Users often will leave the website, opting to look for something else that loads quicker.
What is functional web load testing’s overall impact on the testing process?
Overall, this mainly has the benefit of speeding up the load and performance testing. Enabling the tester to quickly perform load tests using the same infrastructure they use to perform functional tests helps speed up the amount of testing covered.
Exactly, Prince hit the proverbial nail on the head. At Qyrus, reusability is a top priority and a main driving factor in our view on testing and how it should be done.
How might this feature help testers, developers, and business technologists? What value can this feature bring?
Because of how quick and easy Qyrus is to not only get started on but also to use overall, less technical or testing-oriented users have a much easier time of performing these tasks. Instead of having to rely on a tester who has deep knowledge of certain tools that would aid in performance or load testing, users can quickly build a load test and execute one on their own.
Testers can get to know where the application breaks and after how many parallel executions or users accessing the site. This, in turn, can be given in the form of feedback to the development crew and furthermore to the business analysts or technologists that might also find this information useful.
Does the same or similar functionality exist without Qyrus, and how do competitors address similar problems?
In my point of view, until now others might have used tools like JMeter to put load on the specific URL, but not performing the whole test as it is. This makes a huge difference because the user has the ability to test a certain functionality and load test it at the same time.
And, in the future, we plan on adding additional insights on how the website is able to handle these load tests.
How do you see this feature impacting day-to-day operations across organizations?
Since users can just reuse the same scripts they built in the regular Web Testing service, they don’t have to take the time to rebuild any of their scripts, which can cut down a lot of time doing repetitive tasks.
Furthermore, the user can also parameterize these load tests which enable more test coverage using a data-driven testing methodology.
And here, we have reached the limit of today’s Feature Friday! We hope you have gained some insightful knowledge into how Qyrus can be utilized to help benefit your testing needs. Being simple, smart, and scalable are the core pillars of our belief here at Qyrus, and helping to make your testing simpler, smarter, and more scalable – no matter the kind – is at the forefront of our concerns. We hope you enjoyed it and consider joining us next week for another edition of Feature Friday!