» Introducing the Measurements extension for MuseIDE
07/12/17 12:58 from Load Testing Blog
The Measurements extension is a free (and open-source ) project extension for MuseIDE and the Muse Test Framework that adds evaluation of performance criteria to a test. This initial release adds two new capabilities: Collect and store...
» Designing APIs with Apicurio Studio
07/12/17 12:30 from BlazeMeter blogs
API Testing Workflows that center around a machine-readable definition in OpenAPI format are state of the art when dealing with APIs. Various tools are available to assist in all steps of the API lifecycle, starting from the design phase...
» Apache Kafka - How to Load Test with JMeter
06/12/17 15:20 from BlazeMeter blogs
JMeter In this article, we are going to look at how to load test Apache Kafka, a distributed streaming platform, by using Apache JMeter™ . First of all, let us study what Kafka is and give a few definitions we will need for further work....
» Creating Strings in JMeter
05/12/17 15:04 from BlazeMeter blogs
JMeter Strings , the most commonly used programming tool, are the main carrier of textual information in programs. This information is passed in the form of a sequence of characters. In Apache JMeter™ , Strings are used to output ...
» The Case for Legion
05/12/17 14:45 from Load Testing Blog
What is Legion? Legion is a distributed, protocol-agnostic load testing tool. You can learn more or get started with Legion on the legion-starter-pack GitHub page . Why does it exist? I wanted to create a tool that would solve the most c...
» RADIUS Server Load Testing - A Guide
04/12/17 09:44 from BlazeMeter blogs
JMeter RADIUS is a client / server application level protocol that supports the AAA (authentication, authorization and accounting) framework, which is a framework for granting access to resources and controlling the utilization of those ...
» JMeter WebSocket Samplers - How to Use Config Elements and Assertions
30/11/17 11:15 from BlazeMeter blogs
JMeter This is our second blog post about a great plugin: JMeter WebSocket Samplers by Peter Doornbosch . The first blog post contains detailed information about samplers which can be added to Apache JMeter™ using this plugin. This blog ...
» Create a Checkout Load Test Scenario with Gatling
29/11/17 11:06 from BlazeMeter blogs
Gatling Gatling is an open source load testing java application. Unlike Apache JMeter™ , Gatling doesn’t have a GUI interface. So, when you want to simulate a given scenario, you do it by writing a Scala script. If you want to learn more...
» Load Testing WebDAV Servers
28/11/17 11:47 from BlazeMeter blogs
JMeter WebDAV is a set of extensions to the HTTP protocol, enabling more operations to resources. If you are using a WebDAV server, you should learn how to load test its unique abilities. This blog post will cover just that! We will expl...
» Impressions from the First Neotys Performance Advisory Council
28/11/17 08:24 from Neotys Blog
Neotys PAC Sets Sail with Maiden Voyage Earlier this month, Neotys proudly organized its first Performance Advisory Council (PAC) in Scotland’s Borthwick Castle. The invite-only event included 15 of the industry’s top load/performance te...
» Case Study: Load Testing a Raw TCP Service
27/11/17 21:10 from Load Testing Blog
Last updated November 2017. You can also read this article on legion-starter-pack GitHub page . A customer approached us wanting to load test a network service via a proprietary binary TCP protocol. The customers use case involved thousa...
» How to Monitor Server Resource Utilization with JMeter’s SSHMon Listener
27/11/17 13:18 from BlazeMeter blogs
JMeter When performance testing, you should always get KPIs and metrics from two sources. Firstly, from the service you are testing (website, mobile application or other). These KPIs include the number of requests per second, the speed o...
» Add Jenkins to Your Deployment Processes
23/11/17 14:22 from BlazeMeter blogs
Jenkins One of the top tools to continuously run all of your needed tests while developing, is Jenkins . Jenkins is an open-source continuous integration tool that you can use to automatically run all kinds of tests: load, unit, function...
» Testing Your API Assertions with the Spock Framework
22/11/17 10:01 from BlazeMeter blogs
API Testing Spock is a testing framework that uses the Java and Groovy programming languages. It’s a comprehensive testing framework, covering everything you need for unit testing, BDD and Mocks. Of course, you can test your APIs with Sp...
» The Top 7 Mistakes in Performance Testing
16/11/17 22:36 from My Load Test » Blog
This is my talk on the Top 7 Mistakes in Performance Testing that I delivered at the first Neotys Performance Advisory Council in November 2017. My presentation can be downloaded from SlideShare, and Neotys will be making all 15 speakers...
» Load Testing is Not an Academic Problem
13/11/17 15:06 from Load Testing Blog
For Rowan University, ensuring that their students can get registered for classes is not an academic problem. If errors or system crashes prevent students from getting into the classes they need, it can have a serious impact on their aca...
» A Day in the Life of the New Performance Engineer
06/11/17 11:26 from Neotys Blog
My name is Henrik Rexed, Partner Solution Evangelist at Neotys and Performance Engineer by title. On the topic of performance engineering, I know there’s been a lot of talk about the ‘new’ role, and how it’s evolved from the days of the ...
» Load Testing the New York Marathon 2017
03/11/17 18:46 from Load Testing Blog
The New York Marathon is coming up on Nov 5th, and for the 5th year in a row we completed a large load test to prepare their site for race day. Last year 51,394 people ran, and each one of them conceivably had relatives and friends who...
» BlueCross BlueShield of TN Uses NeoLoad for DevOps Testing
02/11/17 16:44 from Neotys Blog
November is here, which means we’re about to officially kick-off another holiday season (I swear, it’s earlier every year). Tree trimming may still be a few weeks away, but the airwaves are preparing for their annual two-month interrupti...
» Comparing Load Testing TCO of LoadRunner and Neotys NeoLoad
17/10/17 13:52 from Neotys Blog
Introduction There are many cost elements that should be assessed when calculating the total cost of ownership (TCO) for a load testing solution. Since every organization’s load testing requirements are different, you need to take into a...
» Holiday Peak Load Testing thru the Lens of the Performance Tester
05/10/17 17:18 from Neotys Blog
Deloitte recently posted its annual retail holiday sales forecast for 2017. While the ink continues to dry from their press run, I can’t look away from these projections without recalling my days as a retail marketer when holiday “...
» Excited by the Upcoming CMG imPACt Performance and Capacity Conference
03/10/17 15:43 from Alex Podelko | Alex Podelko
I am very excited by the upcoming CMG imPACt performance and capacity conference. This year it would be held on November 6-9, 2017 in New Orleans, LA. It is only such vendor-neutral, 4-day, 5-track conference devoted completely to perfor...
» Follow up on the Test Automation Discussion – Bringing in the Performance View
24/08/17 14:45 from Alex Podelko | Alex Podelko
There was a rather heated discussion around A Context-Driven Approach to Automation in Testing by James Bach and Michael Bolton (referred below as the article and the authors – other references would be explicit). Here are a couple of pl...
» Load Testing for the 2017 Eclipse
22/08/17 15:17 from Load Testing Blog
It has been 99 years since a solar eclipse has crossed the entire continental US, coast-to-coast. 14 states will be treated to 2½ minutes of total darkness by the August 2017 eclipse. I remember watching the partial solar eclipse of Febr...
» The Role of Recording in Load Testing Tools
16/08/17 02:27 from Alex Podelko | Alex Podelko
An interesting discussion started around a very good post Open Source Load Testing Tool Review by Ragnar Lönn. Somehow the latest comment, which I got in my e-mail, didn’t get published. So I decided to copy the discussion as is and publ...
» Bad Performance Testing
02/08/17 14:00 from PerfBytes - Helping IT Professionals to Improve Performance Practices
A thoroughly musical episode touring the worst practices that you might encounter in your performance testing efforts. Bad planning. Bad configuration. Bad tools. Bad data. Bad ideas. These are a few of our NOT favorite things. This epis...
» News of The Damned for July 28th, 2017
02/08/17 02:27 from PerfBytes - Helping IT Professionals to Improve Performance Practices
HBO's Game of Thrones crashes again, the FCC denies public information and James joins the mosh pit to dance out his feelings. Mark joins live from the peace and quiet of the Berkshires. Listen to "News of The Damned for July 28...
» News of The Damned for July 14th, 2017
02/08/17 01:00 from PerfBytes - Helping IT Professionals to Improve Performance Practices
More crashing websites on News of The Damned Listen to "News of The Damned for July 14th, 2017" on Spreaker. Read more »
» Neotys Special Episode
13/07/17 16:23 from PerfBytes - Helping IT Professionals to Improve Performance Practices
Our friend and sponsor Henrik Rexed joins us for a deeper look at the foundations and futures of the popular load testing tool NeoLoad from Neotys (www.neotys.com). In his role as evangelist, customer and partner advocate and Performance...
» Server Monitoring Instructions for Services Customers
13/07/17 01:53 from Load Testing Blog
What Are You Installing? For general information about the monitoring software check out the product information . The software is designed to be installed on production systems, and does not modify the registry or anything outsi...
» News of The Damned for June 30th, 2017
01/07/17 02:04 from PerfBytes - Helping IT Professionals to Improve Performance Practices
Those Damned websites going down Listen to "June 30th, News of the Damned" on Spreaker. Read more »
» News of The Damned for June 16th, 2017
17/06/17 02:00 from PerfBytes - Helping IT Professionals to Improve Performance Practices
Art, CSPAN, Bill Murray, ... Listen to "News of the Damned for Friday, June 16th, 2016" on Spreaker. Read more »
» News of The Damned for June 4th, 2017
04/06/17 21:00 from PerfBytes - Helping IT Professionals to Improve Performance Practices
Once again we review a sequence of exam websites, ticket sales and political campaigns...oh my. Listen to "News of The Damned for June 4, 2017" on Spreaker. Read more »
» Cannot record with Chrome 58 (Common Name support dropped from SSL certificates)
19/05/17 15:23 from Load Testing Blog
When Load Tester record a testcase, it impersonates the website – the browser thinks it is talking to the website but it is actually talking to Load Tester’s recording proxy. For this to work with SSL, Load Tester has to prov...
» News of The Damned for May 12th, 2017
13/05/17 02:01 from PerfBytes - Helping IT Professionals to Improve Performance Practices
John Oliver, what are you doing? Listen to "News of the Damned for Friday May 12th 2017" on Spreaker. Read more »
» Performance Quick Attacks
12/05/17 19:00 from PerfBytes - Helping IT Professionals to Improve Performance Practices
Day 1 on a performance project, getting started without knowing anything or jumping into the fire fight during an outage, you might need to have a few good pointers on the first few steps to take in your performance efforts. In this epis...
» How to Convert Selenium Scripts to Virtual Browser Scripts
09/05/17 22:46 from Load Testing Blog
Web Performance has discontinued direct support for Selenium/WebDriver in Load Tester . One of the limitations of load testing with Selenium/Web Driver is that it takes lots and lots of cloud machines to generate load. Virtual users, on ...
» Load Tester No Longer uses Amazon DevPay to process Load Engine Payments
02/05/17 18:28 from Load Testing Blog
Some of our Load Tester customers have been receiving this warning email from Amazon’s DevPay: Dear AWS DevPay Customer, Our records indicate that you are a subscriber to the applications listed below, released through the Amazon W...
» News of The Damned for April 29th, 2017
29/04/17 21:06 from PerfBytes - Helping IT Professionals to Improve Performance Practices
Listen to "News of The Damned for April 29th, 2017" on Spreaker. Read more »
» Serverless Performance
24/04/17 19:00 from PerfBytes - Helping IT Professionals to Improve Performance Practices
Awhile back James and I had a chat about this whole new serverless computing thing. Interesting new way to leverage shared infrastructure in the cloud, without having to know anything about infrastructure, or platforms or really much at ...
» News of The Damned for April 14th, 2017
15/04/17 02:00 from PerfBytes - Helping IT Professionals to Improve Performance Practices
Lots of Breaking stuff Listen to "News of The Damned for April 14th, 2017" on Spreaker. Read more »
» News of The Damned for March 31st, 2017
01/04/17 02:00 from PerfBytes - Helping IT Professionals to Improve Performance Practices
Those damned failing websites Listen to "News of The Damned for March 31st, 2017" on Spreaker. Read more »
» Quality Software Australia Conference 2017
24/03/17 04:51 from My Load Test » Blog
I will be speaking at the upcoming Quality Software Australia conference in Melbourne on May 11, 2017. Those who plan to attend the conference can look forward to presentations from local and international thought-leaders on devops/QAops...
» New Swag: MyLoadTest USB sticks
24/03/17 03:52 from My Load Test » Blog
I have just placed an order for a large number of 8GB USB 3 memory sticks with a MyLoadTest logo on them. The USB sticks are available for clients, and for performance testers who help us out by finding bugs, by contributing to the web p...
» PerfBytes Live STPCON Spring 2017
17/03/17 07:45 from PerfBytes - Helping IT Professionals to Improve Performance Practices
We are sharing details about performance, load testing, Phoenix, word on the street, squiggly carpet and speed dating. Listen to "PerfBytes Live STPCON Spring 2017" on Spreaker. Read more »
» An Evening with Performance Testers
10/03/17 05:14 from PerfBytes - Helping IT Professionals to Improve Performance Practices
James hosts a roundtable discussion with Carlos and Stephen, representing different generations of performance testers. Listen to "An Evening with Performance Testers" on Spreaker. Read more »
» News of The Damned for March 3rd, 2017
04/03/17 03:00 from PerfBytes - Helping IT Professionals to Improve Performance Practices
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» Performance Benchmarking
18/02/17 11:35 from PerfBytes - Helping IT Professionals to Improve Performance Practices
What's a benchmark? What's a baseline? What's the frackin' difference between these things? If you've ever been stuck in a meeting with someone who asks for a benchmark, chances are they have not a clue what they are ...
» WOPR25 from Wellington, New Zealand
17/02/17 20:00 from PerfBytes - Helping IT Professionals to Improve Performance Practices
Back in February of 2017 we attended the #WOPR25 (www.performance-workshop.org) event in Wellington, New Zealand. It was fantastic! At the end of each day we recorded a wrap-up and we share that with you here. Listen to "WOPR25 Day ...
» Live from Dynatrace PERFORM 2017
07/02/17 08:35 from PerfBytes - Helping IT Professionals to Improve Performance Practices
Back in February 2017 we kicked off our first world-wide tour with several days of live broadcasting from the Dynatrace PERFORM 2017 conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. We share with you several performance testimonials, interviews with the...