We all say we should do lots of user research, and then nobody does. Why is that? Donna has some good thoughts. I do think there’s more to it than that though, it’s just one of those things that’s in plain sight but few people talk about. Why don’t we all do loads of user research? Perhaps it’s really not that important? Or perhaps our understanding of research is just flawed?

Cloudtest is an easy way to do loadtesting. It runs on EC2 itself, just say how many users (100s of 1000s) you want to visit your website, and it will simulate that. Pretty cool (and useful), loadtesting was always kinda hard to do properly and realistically.