Here at Trust IV, we’re always keen to practice our performance testing skills against different application platforms. Historically we’ve been called upon to test banking, retail, CRM and even video-streaming applications; consequently, when we practice our skills, train new users or demonstrate our testing capabilities to customers, we like to use a realistic application.
In a thrilling climax to the season, Manchester City were crowned Premier League champions last Sunday, but things would have been very different if their website was a barometer of their performance on the pitch.Regular readers of our blog will know that we monitor the performance of hundreds of UK websites each day, using our in-house developed performance monitoring tool.
Last night Manchester was buzzing with the news that two of city’s restaurants were on the BBC2 programme “Restaurant Wars”. The programme showed the competition between these two world class restaurants as Simon Rogan’s “The French” restaurant based in the Midland Hotel near our Manchester Office “squared up” with Aiden Byrne’s “Manchester House” in Spinningfields.Both restaurants have received great accolades from local and national restaurant critics and surely it’s only a matter of time before one or both of them win a coveted Miche
Last month Richard compared the website performance of Manchester City and Manchester United. In a similar fashion to their early season win over their rivals, City romped to victory with their homepage rendering nearly three times faster than United’s. David Moyes thankfully wasn’t at fault, and Richard suggested that third party content was a major reason for United’s shortfall.Today will see the two teams pitted against each other once again.
The problem with unexpected traffic to your website is, well that it's unexpected! The cause can be particularly obtuse, difficult to forecast and hard to spot ahead of time. Picture yesterday evening on the sofa, kids in bed and the second episode of the new Top Gear series all to myself. Mr James May is recounting a visit to Afghanistan to see the latest MOD rides that are now coming home in the largest redeployment of vehicles since WWII.