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.
UK website owners need to stop embarrassing themselves by getting mentions on PerfBytes. In the podcast that I heard, James and Mark described how the UK is still topping the league of embarrassing websites.
Last Sunday saw over 40,000 participants run the Great Manchester Run. The 10km route flows past iconic Manchester landmarks such as Old Trafford and the Lowry; eventually finishing on Deansgate in the heart of city. The event saw a diverse mix of athletes, varying from Olympic champions such as Kenenisa Bekele and Tirunesh Dibaba, to novice runners who were running to raise funds for charities. It’s this mix that makes events like this so special.
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.
We are now into the final week of January and at the point where New Year’s resolutions are either continued or stopped. Like most, mine was to go to the gym more. Now, I can't say that I enjoy the gym much, as I prefer playing sports such as cricket and football. With this in mind, at the gym, I go by the mantra ‘looking the part to feel the part’ (some may say it’s ‘all the gear, no idea’). With my motivation starting to waver, I decided the only thing to keep me in the gym was buying some new sports ‘stash’.