In June 2011, Priocept gave two presentations at Sitecore's DreamcoreEU 2011 event in London. We spoke about the multilingual ecommerce Sitecore website we built for Virgin Mobile in Qatar in the Middle East. Here are the videos from the two sessions: one focused on the business case and user experience, and the second covers the more technical aspects of the project.
Developing web applications can be optimised to make the Test cycle quicker and more thorough. The HTML mark up - if written with automation in mind - will make automated test vastly easier to write and maintain, allowing builds to be more robust and code to be released more frequently with a higher quality. Furthermore, adopting a defensive approach to data validation and processing will lead to much more secure applications.
Testing is an often under-appreciated part of the software life cycle. Timelines will shift, there will be delays with the development and the testing phase is the part the suffers. Here we have compiled a list of tips to help increase the productivity of testing and to help avoid releasing bugs into production and keep a high level of quality in the software released.
This post provides some much-needed clarity on the subject of HTTP server load, and demonstrates how to calculate the key metrics which allow system architects to plan capacity and estimate the scaling needed for a system.