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» How to Create & Use Frameworks in NeoLoad
13/06/18 13:51 from Neotys Blog
In NeoLoad there are times where you may need to handle dynamic values. Although this article does not cover the correlation of dynamic values, we will cover how to get those values into a framework for later use. Dynamic variables can b...

» Webhooks Configuration in NeoLoad Web 1.5 for Zapier
07/06/18 12:38 from Neotys Blog
Providing webhooks (or web callbacks) is a way for NeoLoad Web to equip other applications with real-time event oriented information, typically a test starting or ending. Third-party applications ranging from email, SMS, and Slack© to mo...

» Using WAN Emulation & Requirements
06/06/18 14:11 from Neotys Blog
Many organizations deploy new applications for their users without testing network virtualization. Not testing these applications across simulated network speeds increases the possibility of performance issues. We have this problem solve...

» NeoLoad 6.5 – Performance Testing Excellence for Agile & DevOps Teams
06/06/18 13:56 from Neotys Blog
For their Agile and DevOps-focused application development teams, leading companies want to deliver a quality application to their users, faster than ever before, with confidence. NeoLoad 6.5 continues Neotys’ focus on Agile and DevOps p...

» Load Testing IoT Apps: It’s a Matter of Policy
05/06/18 16:22 from Neotys Blog
A few weeks ago I bought a wireless printer. Along with the purchase came an offer from the manufacturer to sign up for a service that, for a monthly fee, sends me replacement ink cartridges automatically. How does the manufacturer know ...

» How to Set Up Your Automated Functional GUI Tests with Selenium WebDriver
01/06/18 18:45 from BlazeMeter blogs
Selenium A good GUI (graphical user interface) automated test simulates the actions of a manual tester. In such a test, the automated test interacts with the buttons, text fields and other elements in the same way as a manual user would ...

» RTMP Performance Testing with JMeter: Learn How
28/05/18 00:06 from BlazeMeter blogs
JMeter RTMP is one of the most commonly used protocols for real-time video streaming. In this article, we will look at ways to load test services that use this protocol, with Apache JMeter™ . We will cover a few different options.  ...

» VCS and SCM - The Ultimate Guide and 5 Best Practices
27/05/18 13:01 from BlazeMeter blogs
Agile Version Control System (VCS), also known as Source Control Management (SCM), is a way to manage and document changes developers make to software code. The SCM methodology stores IT resources, gives access to all versions of the sof...

» How to Setup and Run Selenium Tests in Jenkins Using Maven and JUnit
23/05/18 23:53 from BlazeMeter blogs
Jenkins Jenkins has become very popular in the last few years. In fact, it has taken the place as one of the best open-source tools that allow continuous integration , build management and the part we are going to explore in this blog po...

» How to Run a Simple Load Test with Gatling
23/05/18 13:52 from BlazeMeter blogs
Gatling Gatling is a load and stress testing tool based on Scala and built for high performance. This blog post will explain how to run a simple load test in Gatling .  We will load test the following test case:   Open the Brow...

» The Boundary Extractor vs. the Regular Expression Extractor in JMeter
20/05/18 08:10 from BlazeMeter blogs
JMeter A relatively short time has passed since Apache JMeter™ 4.0 was released. The new JMeter introduces many useful improvements and features (check “What’s New in JMeter 4.0?” for details). In this article we will focus on the Bounda...

» 5 CI/CD Best Practices for Better Code Quality
19/05/18 13:49 from BlazeMeter blogs
Agile My name is Evgeny and I’m a senior developer at Lineate. I have more than 10 years of web-development experience, five of them on a big e-commerce project. For the past three years, I have been supporting a CI/CD pipeline for it. O...

» 5 Ways to Load Test Popular Chat Plugins with JMeter
17/05/18 15:50 from BlazeMeter blogs
JMeter In this article, we will explore ways to load test chats that are based on the most common IM protocols that are used. Since working with most of Apache JMeter™ ’s necessary elements is already described in the BlazeMeter blog , w...

» Testing Dates from a MySQL Database with JMeter
16/05/18 13:18 from BlazeMeter blogs
JMeter In my previous blog post  “Creating and Testing Dates in JMeter - Learn How” , I showed how to create dates for testing APIs in Apache JMeter™ . This article will show how to test the creation of tables with dates and how to ...

» 5 DevOps Best Practices To Ensure Successful Testing
15/05/18 17:26 from BlazeMeter blogs
Agile More and more organizations have adopted DevOps with more or less success. Despite the enticement of DevOps, the implementation can be challenging. Instead of increasing software development velocity and ensuring a delivery with gr...

» Announcing the Graphite extension for MuseIDE
01/05/18 13:09 from Load Testing Blog
To complement our Measurements and Parallel extensions, the Graphite extension sends measurements to a Graphite-compatible listener ( Carbon , InfluxDB , etc). This allows, for example, viewing load test measurements live in a compatible...

» Bootstrapping an Alpine EC2 instance for Ansible and Docker
26/04/18 15:35 from Load Testing Blog
One of the challenges in running a large load test is the orchestration of a large number of machines to generate load. This involves a series of steps: Creating the instances Install the load testing software Sending the test configurat...

» Introducing the OkHttp extension for MuseIDE
04/04/18 19:00 from Load Testing Blog
The Muse Test Framework is designed around extensibility – and specifically around the ease of adding new types of steps and value sources. The intent was to make it easy for 3rd parties to add new abilities to the framework and ha...

» Introducing the Parallel extension for MuseIDE
29/03/18 18:40 from Load Testing Blog
Executing a load test implies running many tests at the same time...making this ability a crucial part of my work to add load testing capabilities to the Muse Test Framework and MuseIDE. This extension provides just that feature - runnin...

» Measurements extension 0.2 released
26/03/18 17:55 from Load Testing Blog
The Measurements extension adds performance measurement features to tests developed with the MuseIDE. The 0.2 release adds several new plugins that are crucial to our goal of using Muse for load testing: Periodic Measurement Collector, S...

» What is the Fastest Web Browser in 2018?
23/02/18 20:15 from Load Testing Blog
Even though interoperability has been conquered, browsers still want to compete on performance, so picking the fastest one is a reasonable question.  But what does browser performance mean in a world in which many people now have 1 Gb/s ...

» Your Workload Model is probably wrong
16/02/18 05:51 from My Load Test » Blog
First off, the good news: if you are load testing based on a defined Workload Model, you are already waaaay ahead of a lot of performance testers. I am frequently horrified by testers whose approach is…well, just not very scientifi...

» Legion: Status, and Future Plans
12/12/17 14:45 from Load Testing Blog
Over the past two years, my employer, Web Performance, Inc, has supported my work on the Legion Load Testing Framework when my other duties permit. The result has been a very flexible suite of software that has given us the ability to ta...

» 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...

» 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...

» 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...

» 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...

» Neotys Performance Advisory Council 2017
16/11/17 02:38 from My Load Test » Blog
Recently, Neotys (the company responsible for NeoLoad) held their first Performance Advisory Council in Scotland. Their idea was to get 15 of the top performance testers together to talk about some of the trends that are influencing the ...

» 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...

» 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...

» 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...

» 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...

» 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...

» 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...

» 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...

» 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 »

» 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...

» mmdrv.exe command line options
06/01/17 23:25 from My Load Test » Blog
If you are running LoadRunner scripts from the command line using mmdrv.exe, then you will know that mmdrv.exe has a large number of command line options. Unfortunately, the options are not really documented apart from what is displayed ...

» SQL queries for LoadRunner Analysis graphs
08/12/16 06:10 from My Load Test » Blog
LoadRunner Analysis is a powerful tool for understanding exactly what happened during a load test. You can use it to slice and dice your performance test results data, then you can export selected graphs/charts for your Performance Test ...

» Live Black Friday 2016
26/11/16 03:00 from PerfBytes - Helping IT Professionals to Improve Performance Practices
In November of 2016, James took to the airwaves with live, real-time coverage of everything happening during the Black Friday online shopping spree! Listen to "Black Friday 2016 Hour 1" on Spreaker. Listen to "Black Friday...

» Learning More about Apica System
03/11/16 21:03 from PerfBytes - Helping IT Professionals to Improve Performance Practices
All the way from Stockholm, Sweden - via Santa Monica, California we are delighted to have Daniel Freij from Apica System join us for this episode, introducing Apica System as a new sponsor of PerfBytes News of The Damned. Daniel shared ...

» Real-browser support EOL
01/11/16 20:47 from Load Testing Blog
After the 6.6 release of Web Performance Tester, real-browser testcases will no longer be supported. We know that this feature is very important to some of you and we regret the difficulty this will bring. The 6.6 version will continue t...

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