The secret to improving quality and delivery is to “shift left” and identify issues sooner using actionable information to better predict application release success.
Continue reading to learn how the newest enhancements in LoadRunner, Performance Center, Network Virtualization and Service Virtualization enable you to accurately recreate detailed production environments for realistic dev/test.
In LoadRunner 12.00, we introduced the Community Edition license which provided 50 free virtual users at no cost, for all protocols except COM/DCOM, Templates and GUI. The idea was that Performance Engineering practitioners and Developers alike could harness the power of LoadRunner without a high cost of entry, and give more value to their organizations by introducing testing earlier in the app lifecycle. So whether you are trying it out, or putting LoadRunner on every tester and developer's desktop, there is no cost unless you need to scale up. What's more, you can buy virtual users when are ready to test at larger volumes, starting at just a few cents per virtual user day.
The response has been fantastic. The number of downloads per month nearly doubled, and LoadRunner was already consistently one of the highest downloaded products for all of HP Software!
Most software development groups base their go/no-go decision on whether to release software on the results of the tests that were run during product testing.
But some organizations take the brave (ahem) step of deferring some – or all – of their testing till the product is deployed, and run their tests on the production system.
Continue reading to find out some of the considerations to help you decide whether testing in production is for you or not.
For several years, LoadRunner has enabled customers to create their own protocols using the Performance Validation SDK. These custom protocols extend the capabilities provided by the out of the box version of LoadRunner protocols. They enable the execution of complex performance tests, tightly coupled with a particular API or technology.
Responding to what we heard from the field about usability challenges, in LoadRunner 12.02, we introduced a new Protocol SDK mechanism.
The new Protocol SDK is a Visual Studio-based toolset, based on the old SDK but with a new, easy-to-use interface.
Continue reading to learn about the new Protocol SDK and how you can use it to create your own protocols.
(This post was written by Sergey Ternovtsov from the HP LoadRunner R&D Team)
Today, HP and Aruba Networks today announced a definitive agreement for HP to acquire Aruba, a leading provider of next-generation network access solutions for the mobile enterprise.
Let me walk you through this acquisition and tell you why I am so excited about what it means for end users and for HP Network Virtualization.
HP StormRunner Load allows you to create performance tests from a number of sources, such as LoadRunner scripts and TruClient scripts. You can also use HTTP Archive files, known as HAR files, which contain a record of a web browser’s interaction with a site.
Continue reading to find out more about HAR files, and how you can incorporate them into your StormRunner Load tests.
(This post was written by Eyal Fingold from the StormRunner Load R&D Team)
How much time do you spend on script development? According to a recent customer survey, 70 percent of time invested by performance testers is spent on script development in VuGen.
Keep reading to find out how improvements to time and memory-consuming features have improved the VuGen experience. I will also provide tips on how to improve users’ day-to-day work with VuGen.
(This post was written by Yuriy Kipnis from the LoadRunner R&D Team)