Geography: North America
Industry: Not For Profit
Running these tests on CA BlazeMeter proved to be invaluable in preparing us for this huge event. It was especially useful for testing the database on the backend, I don’t know how we’d have simulated this in any other way.
, Software Engineer , Code.org
Code.org® was launched in 2013 with a simple vision: that every student in every school, regardless of race, sex or color, would have the chance to learn computer science. This non-profit organization works tirelessly to make Computer Science available in schools everywhere.
Code.org launched The Hour of Code – an online event offering a one-hour introduction to code during Computer Science Education Week. With tutorials in more than 30 languages, this was a huge global movement capable of reaching tens of millions of students in more than 180 countries. Code.org had to be sure that the site could cope under the extremely high traffic loads this event was bound to bring. And it needed a solution that would allow it to find this out in less than two weeks.
CA BlazeMeter was the obvious choice as it allowed the organization to test for 100,000 or even one million concurrent users from multiple geographical locations. Plus, as its self-service platform was extremely quick and easy to use, the organization didn’t need to put aside time for setup or training.
Around 15 million people logged on to the site during the week-long event. Despite the huge amount of website traffic, Code.org enjoyed good uptime throughout the event. Thanks to CA BlazeMeter, the team knew how much it needed to scale up its infrastructure and had already provisioned the extra service necessary.