LoadRunner has a proxy recording mode that you can use to record traffic to and from mobile devices. In LoadRunner 11.52, a new proxy recording mode was provided. This feature provides a new approach for users to record web applications. It doesn’t require installing any client on mobile devices, so it is particularly suitable for recording mobile applications. It can also be used for desktop operating systems on which VuGen can’t be installed, such as Linux, Mac OS, etc.
Continue reading to learn more about the new proxy recorder mode and how to use it.
This post was written by Zhi-Yuan Jing (Jason), from the HP LoadRunner R&D team.
In recent years, Representational State Transfer (REST) has become a dominant model for software architecture, especially for Web-based applications. Today, most large websites and Web applications on the Internet have REST APIs. Some examples include Twitter, Google, Flickr and so on. Continue reading to learn how you can load test your application’s REST API using HP LoadRunner’s web_custom_request method.
This post was written by Boris Kozorovitzky, from the LoadRunner R&D Team
This post was written by Boris Kozorovitzky, from the HP LoadRunner R&D team. VJFW8SPKZ64E
Dynamic business demand for accelerated mobile, cloud and other cross platform software deployments is driving the need to evolve and adopt end-to-end performance testing and management. The push to deploy has led to strong adoption of agile approaches to development, with a majority of organizations evolving and standardizing on agile processes.
Keep reading to find out how to overcome the challenges associated with End-to-End performance testing.
Transaction Breakdown and Web Page Breakdown are very common concepts in LoadRunner and load testing in general when working with transport protocols. These metrics provide important information on network timing in order to analyze network layer bottlenecks on the server side when under load.
Keep reading to learn more about TruClient and the Client Side Breakdown metrics, which let you drill down into the Client Time.
Smooth Streaming is an Internet Information Services (IIS) Media Services extension which provides streaming of high-quality video to Silverlight and other clients over HTTP. The major difference between Smooth Streaming and traditional streaming is that traditional streaming delivers the content at a fixed rate and quality, while Smooth Streaming adapts the stream rate and quality by monitoring the local bandwidth and video playback performance of the client.
Continue reading to find out how you can use HP LoadRunner to load test your Smooth Streaming applications.
This post was written by Yoav Agami, from the HP LoadRunner R&D team.
Recording a LoadRunner test script in Virtual User Generator (VuGen) is usually very simple. You simply click the record button, do whatever needs to be done in the browser, and click the ‘Stop Recording’ button. But occasionally, the results might not be what you expected.
Continue reading to learn about the five most common problems that are seen when recording a test using the Web (HTTP/HTML) protocol, and how to resolve them.
(This post was written by Gennady Gorenshtein, from the LoadRunner R&D Team)
The Web (HTTP/HTML) protocol is the most commonly used of LoadRunner’s vast range of protocols. This protocol adds a dialog to the Virtual User Generator (VuGen) called the Port Mapping dialog, which allows you to perform some very important configurations.
Continue reading to learn more about this dialog’s importance, and how you can use it to configure your VuGen scripts.
This post was written by Gennady Gorenshtein, from the LoadRunner R&D Team)