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How Target Prepared for Black Friday with API Performance Testing (webcast & podcast)

Sep 26, 2014

In 2013, consumers spent $1.96 billion online with U.S. retailers on Black Friday, representing an 18.5% increase over 2012. In this webcast, learn how Target, one of the nation’s largest retailers, planned for this—the biggest API event of their year.

Aaron Strey from Target, an Apigee customer, and Apigee's Greg Brail deep dive into the technical challenges of meeting massive business demand, supporting huge traffic surges, and optimizing API load and performance testing.

They also discuss:

• How to forecast load for peak events 
• Effective ways to create tests to measure predicted load
• Continuous load testing to be better prepared next time
• Best load testing and performance tools


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