SQAforums Webinar


A Gomez/Dollar Thrifty Web Performance Testing Case Study: Realistically load testing business-critical applications

Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Time: 10AM PST / 1:00PM EST

Wondering how other organizations validate major redesign initiatives, or ensure readiness for their busiest season? Interested in learning how to load test your applications from an outside-in customer perspective, so you can find and resolve problems undetectable by traditional behind-the-firewall tools? This is your chance to learn about both.

Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group (DTAG) customers are increasingly using the Internet to rent vehicles from the Dollar Rent A Car and Thrifty Car Rental web sites. Recently, DTAG undertook a significant website redesign in order to improve customer experience, particularly for the busy summer travel season. Learn how DTAG used Gomez Reality Load to validate the peak performance of all internal and external components comprising its sites including Content Delivery Networks (CDNs), news feeds, ads, analytics, bill payment or ecommerce platforms, delivered across the Internet to the customer’s browser.

What you will learn:
- How Dollar Thrifty geared up for their peak summer season
- How a new style of load testing enables organizations to “walk in their customer’s shoes” and find problems before end-users find them
- Best practices for identifying and resolving web performance issues across the entire web application delivery chain, inside and outside the firewall
- Testing approaches that don’t require costly hardware or software investments
- How to uncover geographical response time discrepancies that may surface under load
Who should attend? Software testing & quality assurance professionals, E-commerce managers, Developers, Performance testing consultants

Presented by:
Jim Arrowood, DTAG, Director, Web Development and Architecture Colin Mason, Gomez product manager

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