What Is Load Testing? Everything You Need to Know
We cannot underestimate the importance of load testing for applications that run on the web. The competitive nature of the web requires that applications and systems respond promptly and constantly. Therefore, developers spend a lot of time and effort developing efficient systems that function smoothly even under high traffic conditions. A developer’s confidence in how much traffic their system can handle is crucial because it enables them to assess whether they have enough resources or need to invest in more hardware. This post from Mercy Kibet on Waldo’s blog defines what load testing is and why it is essential.
How to Create an iOS App ID: 2 Quick and Easy Methods
Apple’s platforms need a unique global name for each app. This is called, easy enough, an App ID. In this article from Sasmito Adibowo on Waldo’s blog, you’ll learn two ways to create and manage App IDs, what kinds of App IDs there are, and bonus content on managing App IDs without an Apple device.
Platform Engineering: The Definitive Guide
You may have heard the term “platform engineering.” In recent years, the role of platform engineer has become increasingly popular. As internet-based companies have grown, so has the desire to empower developers to own the entire development life cycle, from coding to shipping the code. This post from Steven Lohrenz on Loft blog discusses platform engineering, how it compares to DevOps and site reliability engineering (SRE), the core tenets of platform engineering, team structure, and tools for platform engineering.
3 Ways to Manage Kubernetes on AWS and How to Get Started
There are various tools that are of great help to developers. Today, one of the most important tools is a container, since applications can be implemented and packaged through them. Because they are lightweight, they provide a consistent software environment. Also, they very easily run applications that can be scaled to any location. AWS is one of the most popular choices for container orchestration due to its reliability and efficiency. In this article on Loft’s blog, Talha Khalid shows you some of the most popular tools and ways to manage Kubernetes on AWS.
How to Create and Manage Kubernetes Secrets: A Tutorial
When developing applications, it’s common to have sensitive information you would not want to be exposed to unauthorized personnel. Unlike other objects in your cluster, such as those used in a Pod specification, a Secret can be created and stored independently of its associated Pods. This eliminates the risk of exposing the data to the public during the workflow of editing, creating, and viewing Pods. This post from Mercy Kibet on Loft’s blog will show you how to create and manage Kubernetes Secrets.
Simple Steps for Building out a Marketing Approval Process
An efficient marketing approval plan is essential for communicating the right messaging to customers and establishing brand consistency across your channels. Yet this is something that companies everywhere struggle with—especially now with remote work, where team members are distributed across different locations. But with a bit of planning and coordination, you can create marketing approval processes that expedite workflows and keep team members in the loop. Read on in this post from Justin Reynolds on Wrangle’s blog for a breakdown of why marketing approval is necessary and how to create a comprehensive approval process for your organization.
Task Management in Slack: 3 Ways You Can Do It
Can you actually do task management in Slack? You can, but setting the proper foundation takes a little work. There are multiple ways to manage tasks in Slack. In this post on Wrangle’s blog, Siddhant Varma shows you three common approaches and dive deep into each method. We’ll also show you how you can automate tasks with a powerful Slack add-on.
How to Define a Budget Approval Process
Having an efficient budget approval process is critical for any growing organization. Executives and managers need to have a system in place for requesting, tracking, and approving budgets in order to move capital to the right areas and prevent wasteful spending. Despite this, companies often struggle to create an efficient budget approval process. As a result, it becomes difficult for teams to reach their goals and serve clients most effectively. Read on in this post from Justin Reynolds on Wrangle’s blog to learn why it’s important to have an optimized process for budget approvals in place and what to consider when designing approval workflows.
How to Call Batch Apex in Salesforce, the Quick and Easy Way
Working in the shared space of Salesforce causes developers to run into issues. SOQL limits, timeouts, callout sequencing, and more frustrate us. So how do you run large, complex jobs in the cloud platform without worrying about timeouts or exceeding platform limits? Enter batch Apex to execute these large complex jobs. This post on Testim’s blog discusses what batch Apex is, how to call it, and from where to call it.
Page Factory in Selenium: Everything You Need to Know
The end goal of test automation is to ease the process of testing web pages. If test automation isn’t written in a well-structured manner, then the testing process becomes ambiguous and ineffective. In Selenium, Page Factory optimizes test instances created using the page object model (POM). The POM ensures that tests are written in a readable and maintainable form. This page object makes it easier to see what the code is trying to do at a glance, and Page Factory initializes this process. In this article on Testim’s blog, you can learn about the use of Page Factory. We’ll also learn how to implement it within a project.
Avro vs Parquet: Which File Format Is Right for Your Data?
Managing large datasets can be difficult due to the issues they present. One frequent problem is moving data around. For that, the data needs to be in a format that compresses well. There are many formats to choose from. Comma-separated values (CSV) is a tried-and-true format that works with any language or platform, but it lacks a dictionary or data types, so you’ll need to write your own. Even then, CSV is usually unwieldy with large data sets. JSON addresses many of CSV’s shortcomings, but it’s not designed for large-scale data storage. The files are large and searching them is still slow. Fortunately, there are data formats designed for large data sets. Two of the most popular formats are Apache’s Avro and Parquet. Find out more from Eric Goebelbecker on Sqream’s blog.