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October 2017

Quick guide to jMeter’s thread groups and when to use them

October 19th, 2017|Categories: Testing|Tags: , |

This document is destined to people who already have a notion of what performance testing means and how jMeter is used (basic knowledge). When talking about performance testing, a very important factor is to try to simulate the actual user behavior as best possible. A group of virtual users is represented in the jMeter application by a Thread Group. A thread group is the base element(parent) needed in every test plan. It’s actually an assembly of threads executing the same scenario. There are multiple thread groups available which we configure in various ways in order to accurately simulate how

Improving Magento’s category-product relations indexation

October 10th, 2017|Categories: Magento|Tags: , , |

Have you ever wanted to optimize Magento’s performance, but did not know where to start? Magento has a lot of components and each of them can be improved, but which component improvement is really worth our time? I think that the category-product relations indexation definitely deserves our attention. Since the release of Magento Enterprise 1.13, indexation has been greatly improved. In older Magento versions, there was no such thing as ‘partial indexation’. A reindex implied the same things as a full reindex, namely every product would have been indexed again. In order to correct this behaviour and improve the performance,

September 2017

Blockchain technology and decentralized apps

September 28th, 2017|Categories: Python|Tags: , , , |

Blockchain is the new “it” in innovation. At least, that's what some of the major companies and investors in tech view it as. But what exactly is blockchain technology? Let's explore that for a bit, see what Bitcoin and Ethereum are all about and also have a look at the stack behind it all. Bitcoin, the first blockchain application, was implemented in 2009. It’s a cryptocurrency that has become very well known for its amazing growth spree and get rich fast possibilities. It’s the heart of stories where people find long lost Bitcoins, worth a fortune, mined years ago. Some

We’ve partnered up with Google to launch the first Atelierul Digital Hub in Transylvania

September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Community, Company News|

Not long ago, the European Commission conducted a survey concerning digitalisation. According to it, our country ranks last on its list. You’re probably wondering how is that possible considering Romania’s increasing software development industry and its one of the best internet connectivity in the world. The answer is simple: we do not have enough digital skilled workers. Acknowledging a huge potential of digital development, Google launched the Atelierul Digital (Digital Garage) initiative for small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs to gain digital marketing skills and to grow faster in the online environment. The means to achieve this goal are as follows:

The Perl Conference in Amsterdam

September 14th, 2017|Categories: Community, Events, Perl|Tags: , |

Last year Cluj Napoca was the lucky host of YAPC::EU 2016, more than 300 Perl Mongers came down, took in the transylvanian vibe and enjoyed all things Perl. It was great being host, but we were excited to attend the Perl conference in Amsterdam. This lovely event, formerly known as YAPC, was the yearly meeting of Perl Mongers in Europe. Evozon is a Perl company in a relationship with this technology for more than a decade now so we couldn’t miss it. Three of our Perl developers, Mihai, Stefan and Florentina attended the Perl Conference in Amsterdam. Without further ado

August 2017

We’re going live in 3 days, we need performance testing!

August 10th, 2017|Categories: Technical, Testing, Written by our colleagues|Tags: , , |

Performance testing is usually something you plan and do over time. You create a set of scripts and you run them throughout different phases of the project. You compare the results and create some reports which will show if the overall performance of the application has increased or decreased. There could be situations where this was overlooked, and a certain project needs some performance testing done before going live, which could be really soon(3 days in the situation I’m thinking about). The application used for the examples presented in the following paragraphs is the free open source performance testing tool jMeter.