Core Web Vitals is a new initiative from Google designed to measure and improve user experience on the web.

Monitoring Core Web Vitals with LoadFocus
Monitoring Core Web Vitals with

Core Web Vitals’ focus is for a better user experience and the below metrics are the most important ones for providing a great user experience.

At the moment, there are three Core Web Vitals:
- Largest Contentful Paint (loading performance)
- Cumulative Layout Shift (visual stability)
- First Input Delay (interactivity)

Google’s thresholds for these 3 metrics are as follows.


Providing your clients with excellent and reporting is one of the most desired outcome after assessing the performance of their websites or APIs.

Completely brand your reports, from the logo to charts and test summary

And rightfully so, showing results for your cloud tests will improve customer happiness and avoid churn rate.

With from LoadFocus you can generate elegant white label reports that will demonstrate to them the ongoing commitment you have to and .

White Labelled Reports

Within our Pro plans, you can choose our White Label option and you will be able to brand PDF reports with your own logo & company…


Jenkins is one of the most popular CI/CD open source tools in the market at the moment.

To get a better understand why is it useful to use Jenkins or a CI/CD tool, let’s dive in a brief description to better understand what is Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD).

What is Continuous Integration (CI)?

Continuous integration (CI) is a software process which helps developers and tech people better manage code changes in their repositories, dealing with multiple branches and features and merging all these code changes back to a shared branch, master.

Pros of Continuous Integration (CI)

  • Continuous integration (CI) makes it easier to find and fix bugs quickly.
  • Continuous integration…


Load Testing Your Application Using JMeter just got way easier with tool from .

You can upload your JMeter test scripts and run tests in just a few steps with our new JMeter Cloud Load Testing Tool.

1. How to run a new load test:

  1. Choose from multiple world cloud locations
  2. Set the number of virtual users (threads), duration, ramp up time and ramp up steps that your JMeter test will use
  3. Upload your JMeter test script (.jmx) file and click Execute.

Note: you can also upload a configuration CSV file (.csv) along your JMeter test script.

New JMeter Load Test Configuration from LoadFocus
New JMeter Load Test Configuration

You can run your JMeter tests in…


Agile methodology nowadays, Scrum or Kanban, is completely different from what we were used to when was it was first presented to us.

We switched from to to some hybrid Agile Scrum/Kanban methodology that worked pretty well for us.

Scrum

We used to have 2/4 weeks sprints, with sprint retros and plannings/feature kick-offs.

In an attempt not to be forced to deliver big features in such a small timeframe (2/4 weeks) and also not to raise the team pressure/stress on plannings and commit to specific set of features, we decided to switch to Kanban.

Kanban

With Kanban, we discovered that…


is a web performance monitoring tool running Lighthouse continuously or on-demand (using Lighthouse as a service) to monitor your website performance and get insights on speed with modern performance metrics.

It uses Lighthouse as a Service to provide regression testing for developers and product people.

Provides five categories of feedback, ranking from zero to 100. Lighthouse Audit references: Performance, Progressive Web App, Accessibility, Best Practices, SEO.

Performance: Audits for metrics like or .

PWA: Checks your site’s level of completeness against the baseline Progressive Web App Checklist.

Best Practices: Looks for everything from HTTPS…


From collapsable tabs that close themselves after certain amount of time, or AI algorithm identifying the unused tabs and storing them in an area that may be called Staled Tabs (tabs the browser thinks you don’t need anymore), to Better Search in the History Tab and Performance & Security issues identified and displayed right by the browser in a special area for Website Improvements.

Page load speed metrics

Why do we care so much about a small button that does a little thing in a hidden part of the Developer Tools, and why not create features with much more impact for the billions of…


Writing UI tests that are resilient and easy maintainable is hard. Everyone knows that UI tests are slow and flaky but using a few best practices can make the job of implementing and maintaining UI tests a little more easier.

Here are some best practices that we found useful:

  1. use the page object model/robot pattern; this makes the tests easier to understand and update
  2. make the tests run independently from one another and still pass; not fulfilling this will make your tests flaky and give weird behaviours on different environments
  3. use data-*(data-test/data-testid) attributes so that we can keep the tests independent from the changes in the CSS or JS (ex. button id=”main” class=”btn btn-large” data-test=”submit-login-btn”); this will make your tests more resilient to changes in CSS or JS
  4. use more assertions in a single test as the framework should give…


provides a full suite of free cloud testing tools. We offer cloud load testing and website speed testing services, and recently we’ve added a that makes life easier to build functional tests and automate the repetitive manual testing of your site.

It’s like Selenium WebDriver, but for projects that are short infrastructure and/or coding expertise to confidently develop and manage automated test suites of UI tests.

With the service from LoadFocus.com you can automate manual regression tests in just minutes and run them from the cloud to check for regressions:

Configure the Start URL

Add all steps of your test

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