The Startup Success Podcast

Information you need as a startup, indie or microISV.

Show #18: Patrick Lightbody,

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The Startup Success Podcast

The Startup Success Podcast

In show #18 Bob and Pat talk to Patrick Lightbody, founder of, a cloud-based web site performance and load testing company. Need 2,500 actual browsers running Selenium test scripts to pound on your server but don’t want to buy 2,500 boxes for about $1 million? Patrick’s Amazon Web Services-based service can do the job for $500.

Bob has a tip for those ready to go the next step with social networks, Pat has some advice for startups looking at what Windows 7 will offer, and Bob recommends a low-cost way of getting at least your product’s starter logo.

As you might have noticed, our 8-day weeks finally caught up with us and there was no show last week. We’ll try to avoid that in the future.

Download Show #18 here: StartupSuccess018.mp3 Or if you prefer, Subscribe to the podcast in Apple iTunes.

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Patrick Foley is on twitter at or you can email him at

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Written by Bob Walsh, Senior Developer

March 10, 2009 at 4:34 pm

Posted in Podcasts

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  1. […] Show #18 of the Startup Success Podcast featured an interview with Patrick Lightbody, founder of BrowserMob, an web site/service load testing microISV. With BrowserMob, you can spin up actual FireFox browser instances running Selenium to pound your site – by the thousand, via Amazon Web Services. […]

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