» 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
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» 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...

» News of The Damned for January 27th, 2017
28/01/17 03:00 from PerfBytes - Helping IT Professionals to Improve Performance Practices
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» News of The Damned for January 13th, 2017
14/01/17 03:01 from PerfBytes - Helping IT Professionals to Improve Performance Practices
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» 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 ...

» PerfBytes 2016 Year in Review
01/01/17 01:25 from PerfBytes - Helping IT Professionals to Improve Performance Practices
Happy New Year PerfBytes listeners.. Every year we take a few minutes, or maybe an hour and a half, to look back at the year and reflect on how things were. What went right. What went wrong. And then issue PERFIE awards to everyone invol...

» News of The Damned for December 16th, 2016
17/12/16 03:00 from PerfBytes - Helping IT Professionals to Improve Performance Practices
Reviewing crashing websites with your hosts James Pulley and Howard Chorney! Listen to "News of The Damned for December 16th, 2016" on Spreaker. Read more »

» News of The Damned for December 9th, 2016
10/12/16 03:00 from PerfBytes - Helping IT Professionals to Improve Performance Practices
With Guest Host Dan Bartow Listen to "News of The Damned for December 9th, 2016" on Spreaker. Read more »

» 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 ...

» News of The Damned for December 2nd, 2016
03/12/16 03:00 from PerfBytes - Helping IT Professionals to Improve Performance Practices
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» 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...

» Support added for cloud engines in 5 more Amazon AWS EC2 regions
31/10/16 16:57 from Load Testing Blog
Load Tester now has support for the 4 newest AWS regions: Ohio, Sao Paulo, Frankfurt, Seoul and Mumbai. Starting with the 6.6.14774 release, you will now be able to generate load from these regions using our built-in cloud engine support...

» Reinventing Performance Testing: New Technologies
28/10/16 14:26 from Alex Podelko | Alex Podelko
I am looking forward to share my thoughts on ‘Reinventing Performance Testing’ at the imPACt performance and capacity conference by CMG held on November 7-10, 2016 in La Jolla, CA. I decided to publish a few parts here to see if anything...

» Reinventing Performance Testing: New Architectures
21/10/16 02:56 from Alex Podelko | Alex Podelko
I am looking forward to share my thoughts on ‘Reinventing Performance Testing’ at the imPACt performance and capacity conference by CMG held on November 7-10, 2016 in La Jolla, CA. I decided to publish a few parts here to see if anything...

» Reinventing Performance Testing: Continuous Integration
19/10/16 03:30 from Alex Podelko | Alex Podelko
I am looking forward to share my thoughts on ‘Reinventing Performance Testing’ at the imPACt performance and capacity conference by CMG held on November 7-10, 2016 in La Jolla, CA. I decided to publish a few parts here to see if anything...

» Reinventing Performance Testing: Agile
14/10/16 04:38 from Alex Podelko | Alex Podelko
I am looking forward to share my thoughts on ‘Reinventing Performance Testing’ at the imPACt performance and capacity conference by CMG held on November 7-10, 2016 in La Jolla, CA. I decided to publish a few parts here to see if anything...

» Reinventing Performance Testing: Cloud
11/10/16 14:33 from Alex Podelko | Alex Podelko
I am looking forward to share my thoughts on ‘Reinventing Performance Testing’ at the imPACt performance and capacity conference by CMG held on November 7-10, 2016 in La Jolla, CA. I decided to publish a few parts here to see if anything...

» Reinventing Performance Testing: Introduction
07/10/16 02:49 from Alex Podelko | Alex Podelko
I am looking forward to share my thoughts on ‘Reinventing Performance Testing’ at the imPACt performance and capacity conference by CMG held on November 7-10, 2016 in La Jolla, CA. I decided to publish a few parts here to see if anything...

» Installing Load Testing Software
08/09/16 21:15 from Load Testing Blog
Network setups and application designs vary from user to user and deciding how to implement Load Tester can be difficult. By understanding how Load Tester™ may be deployed within various environments, you'll be able to more easily test a...

» Best Performance Conference Ever
26/08/16 02:33 from Alex Podelko | Alex Podelko
Well, let’s say CMG ImPACt would be the best on my memory at least in the area I am interested in: performance engineering and performance testing. And great on other performance- and capacity- related topics, including performance analy...

» Upgrading repositories from 6.5 to 6.6
17/08/16 18:38 from Load Testing Blog
I’m more than a little proud that we have been able to keep our repository format backwards-compatible for the entire life of the product, with only a few minor bumps along the road. Unfortunately, that streak has come to an end. T...

» Load Testing with 5,000,000 Concurrent Users
14/07/16 19:59 from Load Testing Blog
At Web Performance we've been running large scale tests for over a decade, the result of constant testing and measurement to make sure the results are valid. As websites get bigger, we've had to increase the size of our tests, creating t...

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