How Developers Balance Speed and Quality

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The Democratization of Testing

Make performance testing accessible across the organization with the democratization of testing.

Allowing all members of the organization the ability to performance test requires that the process be simplified and streamlined, and it pays great dividends. Once the transition is underway, rather than waiting for someone who is an expert in performance testing to implement, anyone is able to do so. If there is a specific part of an app that needs urgent attention, it is easy to go in and run a test. Offering self-service access to anyone interested in performance testing is another way to ensure democratization of the process.

When implementing new technology, there is often the expectation that the faster new innovations can be released, the better. Today's modern DevOps teams look for additional ways to automate and streamline the development process, in light of the rising pressure to innovate at a faster pace.

But oftentimes, speed comes at a price. New capabilities are not always bug-free the first time, which means taking the time to step back and make sure that the quality of the finished product is of a standard acceptable to your user base.

So how does a developer balance the pressure for speed with the need to ensure quality? There are multiple tactics and processes that go into ensuring that an application can work seamlessly, or handle a certain spike in usage or traffic pattern. With the help of the performance testing experts at BlazeMeter, we share common best practices for striking an appropriate balance to ensure that speed and quality is not an either/or choice.


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