Performance Issues are Never Where You Expect Them

Donald Knuth has become one of my go-to quotes recently* in respect of optimisation… We should forget about small efficiencies, say about 97% of the time: premature optimization is the root of all evil. Yet we should not pass up our opportunities in that critical 3%. The problem with most optimisation ideas is that theyContinue reading “Performance Issues are Never Where You Expect Them”

Simulate Real Users with JMeter

If you are setting up a JMeter test to simulate user load on your website or web application, you’ll need to follow these steps to make your tests as realistic as possible. Cache and Cookies Add a “HTTP Cookie Manager” and a “HTTP Cache Manager” to your test. Set them to clear on each iteration.Continue reading “Simulate Real Users with JMeter”