A new service for dieters launched by TescoDiets Tesco Healthy Living Tracker, has been tested by I.T. Alliance, the Irish outsourcing company, to ensure it will be able to cope with expected large volumes of users. The Healthy Living tracker is a new tool designed by TescoDiets to help users to quickly and easily keep track of their daily eating and exercise habits. TescoDiets has reported almost thirty thousand registered users of the tracker service since it was launched in early January.
“TescoDiets required the system to be able to handle 3,000 concurrent users online and provide its users with a response time of 10 seconds or less,” explained I"We selected I.T. Alliance as we know they are experts in the testing market and we wanted to be sure that when the website went live it could handle a large volume of users" Patrick O' Connor, Tesco
I.T. Alliance load testing expert Alan O’Keefe. “We carried out a full review of TescoDiet’s web based tracker application under a very tight deadline of three weeks. We worked closely with the TescoDiets development team to identify and eliminate bottlenecks in the application and the system it was deployed on.”
“We selected I.T. Alliance as we know they are experts in the testing market and we wanted to be sure that when the website went live it could handle a large volume of users,” added Patrick O’ Connor, TescoDiets.
Workshops were held with TescoDiets to analyse the system and Compuware’s load test tool ,QALoad, was recommended based on the project’s technical and commercial characteristics. Tests were repeatedly carried out and the results analysed until the system had been tuned and all bottlenecks were resolved.
To use the tracker service, which is free of charge, participants must complete a registration process and they are then given a personal totals allowance. Values are given to foods based not only on the nutrition content of a food but also on the type and its importance in a healthy diet. This allows the user to track their progress in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
The application load testing service provided by I.T. Alliance is a full end to end solution to address a company’s load testing needs. The service models the expected and unexpected usage of a software program by simulating multiple users accessing the program’s services concurrently.
The global testing market is estimated to be worth $13 billion of which about a third is outsourced.
The market involves testing of software, hardware and infrastructure. I.T. Alliance has existing testing customers in the telco, financial services, software manufacturing insurance, utilities and public sectors.
I.T. Alliance offers a full I.T. testing facility with staff on the ground in Ireland and the UK, combined with professional Project Management, and where appropriate for customers, a low cost option in Eastern Europe.