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Recording HTTP traffic on iOS devices with HP LoadRunner

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:04

recording HTTP 2.pngiOS devices such as iPhones and iPads have become a valuable part of the IT infrastructure. As a result, there is a need to validate the performance of these devices as they run applications. HP LoadRunner, as the leading performance testing tool in the market, is the perfect choice for this validation. To get started, LoadRunner needs to obtain the HTTP activity performed by the device. Because LoadRunner’s network traffic recording mechanism doesn’t run on iOS, we have a way of getting at the HTTP activity.

 

Continue reading to find out how LoadRunner can be used to access and record HTTP traffic on the iOS device.

 

(This post was written by Gennady Gorenshtein from the LoadRunner R&D Team)

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Are the tools that you are using to test your application affecting the results of those tests?

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 06:35

Success_failure.jpgVirtualization is all around us, and you may be considering using virtual servers as a load generator. There is support for this option in LoadRunner and Performance, but the question to ask is “Are the tools that you are using to test your application affecting the results of those tests?”

 

Keep reading to find out how noise and other factors could be impacting your tests.

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Performance Center maintenance tasks - recommendations and guidelines

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 01:15

load testing.jpgHave you ever been driving down the road when suddenly your engine starts to stall out and your car stops? Does it ever happen at the exact 100,000 mile mark if you haven’t replaced the timing belt?

 

No of course that scenario doesn’t happen. But not taking care of your car (or your performance testing software) does have consequences. Keep reading for an easy-to-follow guide to maintaining your HP Performance Center installation.

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Need faster load testing? How does 9x’s faster sound? Look no further than HP StormRunner Load

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 19:52

Would you put up with a tool that wastes your time? I can’t imagine why you would.iStock_000021187110Medium.jpg

 

I have a zero-tolerance policy for slow tools, because tools are supposed to make me faster, and as you know, speed counts. In application delivery it’s all about who can release faster without compromising the experience for the end user.

 

Keep reading to see how fast you can really go.

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Mobile Load: Performance Testing for Mobile Applications

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 19:15

mobile load testing.jpgMobile applications are everywhere. They have infiltrated every aspect of our lives. They are much more than simply a trend, they empower us to do more and be more.

 

But these applications pose a challenge for developers. There are multiple devices and platforms that all have different performance requirements.

 

Keep reading to find out what developers can do to make sure the performance of their applications is satisfactory on multiple devices.

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HP Webinar: ABCs for Performance Testing Series I

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 17:00

ABC blocks.pngPerformance testing is not just about creating scripts and executing the tests. Once you understand this fact, you begin to look deeper into the rationality behind how to design, execute and understand the results.

 

Keep reading to find out how you can join us for a series of webinars and learn how to gain this understanding.

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The Protocol Complexity Matrix and what it means for your load testing

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 19:09

protocol complexity matrix.PNGThere are a few general rules that apply to protocols and load testing. One is that if you want to make the job of scripting easier, it comes at the cost of memory.

This is because using more memory makes the protocol less scalable up to the point.

 

Keep reading to find out how you can easily understand the relationship between memory and how many users your load generator can run.

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StormRunner Load bringing you fast and simple performance testing on demand

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 05:23

When you think of the word “Cloud”, chances are that you don’t immediately think of weather. (This is an industry-blog after all). Your mind most likely thinks of the ways you can save money by moving to the cloudiStock_000018646128Small.jpg.

 

Now what do you think about when I say the word “Storm”? (Now I bet you are thinking about weather.)  As of July 24, my hope is that you will think performance testing when I say “storm”.  Keep reading to find out why you should look to the cloud for the latest in performance testing.

 

 

 

 

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You are invited to a party in the cloud, a public beta of StormRunner Load

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 17:58

We have a BIG Announcement!

 

This is your opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a revolution.

 

 

And as you know, revolutions often start with the sound of thunder in the distance.

 

 

Prepare yourself…a storm is coming!

 

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LoadRunner licenses now available on Pronq.com

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 18:26

Acquiring testing tools shouldn’t be painful. You should be able to get started quickly, and scale up your usage on-demand, at any time. That’s why we’re now offering Virtual User Day licenses for LoadRunner on Pronq.com.

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Working with HP LoadRunner and HP Network Virtualization

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 18:24

02.pngHP Network Virtualization (NV) helps you test the point-to-point performance of network-deployed products under real-world conditions. You can simulate network effects such as latency, packet loss and bandwidth, allowing your test to run in an environment that closely resembles the actual deployment of your application.

This becomes even more important in the mobile world, where performance testers must take into consideration the different communication conditions which are affected by the network operators, infrastructures, etc.

 

Continue reading to learn about how NV integrates with HP LoadRunner to provide the complete testing experience for all network situations.

 

(This post was written by Dan Belfer, Ilona Zaurov and Yoav Weiss, from the LoadRunner R&D Team)

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Big news! HP LoadRunner and Performance Center 12.01 are launching today!

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 17:59

I have been on such an emotional high the past month watching the World Cup. The games have all been so exciting, that now I am looking to replace that excitement.

 

Thankfully I have the excitement surrounding our latest LoadRunner and Performance Center release to keep me going. Keep reading to find out why I am so excited!

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