On May 12th the new and innovative show Quizduell im Ersten started on German national television (ARD). The show is an adaption of the very popular mobile game Quizduell which has a user-based of over 30 million users, so the TV show was expected to be very popular.
I had previously blogged about the specific challenges faced when load testing such an application. This blog prompted the makers of Quizduell im Ersten to approach me to assist in dealing with the specific problems. This post is a summary and translation of both articles.
I was approached by grandcentrix as an external load testing service provider. Grandcentrix had published a German FAQ which is no longer available) on their company blog about what the challenges were and what went wrong. Most information in this article is based on these FAQs. Please note, that for obvious reasons, I'm not allowed to explicitly mention any specific detail. Suffice to say they were pleased with the results.