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» What’s New in JMeter 5.0?
20/09/18 12:04 from BlazeMeter blogs
JMeter A new Apache JMeter™ version 5.0 was released this week! Since the last release in February 2018, this new version has many major and impactful changes to both improving user experience and bug fixes.   Some of the important updat...

» How to Use the Inter-Thread Communication Plugin in JMeter
20/09/18 10:44 from BlazeMeter blogs
JMeter In this blog post we’re going to take a look at the Inter-Thread Communication plugin . This is an interesting plugin that expands Apache JMeter™ ’s default functionality by enabling managing data between different thread groups. ...

» #NeotysPAC – Digital Performance Lifecycle: Cognitive Learning (AIOps) by Jonathon Wright
20/09/18 04:00 from Neotys Blog
 [By Jonathon Wright] Let us go back around 4 years ago, I was attending a DevOps Customer Advisory Board (CAB), the discussion kept on drifting back to how important the ability to “Shift Left” was to help catch issues earlier within th...

» The Impact of Microservice Architecture on Load Testing
18/09/18 14:38 from Neotys Blog
Microservice Architecture (or, “microservices”) has slowly emerged in recent years as a go-to method for development teams to create fast and robust enterprise applications. Microservice Architecture breaks down complex tasks...

» Using JMeter's RTE plugin
17/09/18 17:52 from BlazeMeter blogs
JMeter Terminal emulators are softwares that are often used to interact with servers such as AS400, IBM i Systems, IBM z Systems, and many other midrange and mainframe systems, which are usually used by companies. Emulators can run eithe...

» How to Count Retries as a Single Request in JMeter
16/09/18 06:53 from BlazeMeter blogs
JMeter When testing applications over the network, failures are a part of the game. Apache JMeter™ provides various mechanisms for retrying failed samples. One of these is logic controllers. Logic controllers enable implementing complex ...

» 5 Reasons to Shift Left Your Mainframe Testing
13/09/18 10:33 from BlazeMeter blogs
Mainframe Testing While the development world has been bustling with discussions of how to increase agility and implement shifting left methodologies, mainframe and server testers were left behind. These legacy infrastructure experts, ad...

» Social Network Authentication Load Testing with JMeter
12/09/18 13:33 from BlazeMeter blogs
JMeter Authentication via social networks is often used in web applications. In this form of authentication, users of a web application login to a known social network they’re already a member of, instead of creating an account for that ...

» Selenium vs. JMeter - Which One Should You Choose, and When?
12/09/18 08:46 from BlazeMeter blogs
JMeter Apache JMeter™ and the Selenium Framework are two different tools with different scopes in the modern testing context. In this article we will focus on the pros and cons of each tool and determine which of them is a key tool for w...

» Google’s Load Time Ranking Update & Performance Testing
11/09/18 11:49 from Neotys Blog
You may have heard that as of early July, Google updated its search algorithm to include the load time of mobile URLs. While we knew this was coming back in January (way to go Google for the pre-update announcement). For the performance ...

» #NeotysPAC – Databases Done Right, by Srivalli Aparna
07/09/18 04:00 from Neotys Blog
 [By Srivalli Aparna] Typically, performance testing is an attempt to simulate production like load conditions on the System Under Test to assess its performance attributes such as user experience, stability and scalability. However, one...

» NeoLoad 6.6 – The Enterprise-Scale Performance Testing Platform
06/09/18 15:03 from Neotys Blog
During their Agile software delivery, large distributed enterprises need a performance testing platform able to support their requirements. NeoLoad 6.6 displays Neotys’ determination to offer the best self-service platform for Agil...

» APM Tools Comparison: Which One Should You Choose?
06/09/18 08:26 from BlazeMeter blogs
Performance Testing APM (Application Performance Management) tools are solutions for monitoring and managing the performance , availability and user experience of software applications. In times when our users are very demanding regardin...

» JavaScript to TypeScript Migration: 5 Best Practices
05/09/18 12:04 from BlazeMeter blogs
Best Practices As a GUI-focused BlazeMeter developer, it is very important for me to be able to understand and test all of our code, including our Legacy Code. That’s why I came up with the initiative to migrate our code from JavaScript ...

» Converting from LoadRunner Performance Center to JMeter and BlazeMeter - 5 Best Practices
05/09/18 10:09 from BlazeMeter blogs
JMeter vs LoadRunner In the past year, CA Technologies (the Engineering Excellence team)  has onboarded 40 products to performance testing with Apache JMeter™ and BlazeMeter , ~20 of them were migrations from HPE Performance Center/LoadR...

» Java Or Scala Performance – Which One Is Better?
05/09/18 02:30 from Alex Podelko | Alex Podelko
Guest Post by Wendy Dessler Source-Pixabay When trying to develop a new piece of software or an app, one of the first things a developer has to do is pick a programming language. For years, the debate has raged on regarding which program...

» Site is slow under load, but the servers aren’t busy?!?
01/08/18 13:49 from Load Testing Blog
The problem Here is the situation: We are running a load test for a customer. The web servers are showing low to moderate CPU utilization and low disk activity. They have plenty of memory available. The middle-tier servers are reporting ...

» Checking HTTP status codes from your Selenium/Java tests with the Meddler extension
30/07/18 18:03 from Load Testing Blog
Over the years, I’ve see a couple of questions repeatedly on the Selenium boards related to HTTP status codes: How do I check for broken links (404s)? How can I check the status code of a web-service request made from my web-app? T...

» How to Handle a Website where Cookies are set via Javascript
16/07/18 21:32 from Load Testing Blog
The process instead is to locate where the cookie value is set in javascript, parse the value, and set the cookie value inside the cookie store. The new cookie value is then updated in every subsequent transaction automatically. Related ...

» Industry Trends and Performance
13/07/18 18:47 from Alex Podelko | Alex Podelko
One software vendor ask me, along with a few other performance professionals, to answer questions related to performance trends. But they changed their mind and never published it – leaving me to contemplate which particular though...

» Backup and Restore Chronograf Dashboards
12/07/18 14:45 from Load Testing Blog
Chronograf is a web-based GUI for visualizing time-series data, typically from a time-series database such as InfluxDB . I have been using it recently to store load-test measurements created by the MuseIDE Measurements extension. I have ...

» Introducing the Influx extension for MuseIDE
09/07/18 18:23 from Load Testing Blog
InfluxData offers a set of tools that are well-purposed for load testing: InfluxDB is a time series database that is very good for storing measurements generated during load testing Telegraf is a client that can report performance-relate...

» Measurements extension 0.3 now available
06/07/18 20:01 from Load Testing Blog
The 0.3 release adds some new plugins and enhancements applicable to performance and load testing: New Test Plugins The new Test Duration Plugin creates measurements of individual tests (# running, duration, etc.). The new Step Summary M...

» Improved analysis with the Step Duration Producer plugin
05/07/18 14:03 from Load Testing Blog
Find failing steps The Step Duration Producer plugin is part of the Measurements extension for MuseIDE. Its primary function is to report the duration of each completed step. Starting with the 0.3 release, it can add status metadata to e...

» Test Duration Producer plugin
03/07/18 15:37 from Load Testing Blog
This plugin is part of the Measurements extension for MuseIDE version 0.3. It is a test-suite plugin that provides measurements to illustrate how many of each test are running, how long have they been running and how long did they take t...

» Analyze measurements by hostname
02/07/18 14:49 from Load Testing Blog
The Periodic Measurement Collector plugin, part of the Measurements extension for MuseIDE , now has the ability to add the hostname to each measurement it collects. This will allow analysis tools to analyze performance based on the sourc...

» 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 ...

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