Category Archives: Web Ops

Testing Has a Point of Diminishing Returns

Testing of course is vital, if not central, to programming. That said, there is a point of diminishing returns where it takes up more time than its worth. The line is crossed at different points depending on the situation. Continue reading

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Automated Functional Testing with JMeter

Jmeter bills itself more as a load testing tool, but we’ve used it extensively for functional testing as well. For us, functional testing amounts to pretending you are a (single) user hitting the application with various requests on the way … Continue reading

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Apache mod_cache in the Real World

I thought I’d share our experiences implementing Apache’s mod_cache. We wanted to implement caching of product and category pages for the SoftSlate Commerce Java shopping cart application of one of our clients. The product and category pages of an ecommerce … Continue reading

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Dave’s Lazy Testing Technique

I often find there’s an underlying assumption that when software breaks it’s because it wasn’t tested enough. Granted, there’s a lot of crappy, buggy software, but finding any one particular bug doesn’t signify that the app needed to be tested … Continue reading

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