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CookBook: Howto extend LoadRunner using the new Protocol SDK [Part 2]

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 17:45

CookBook.pngLoadRunner has enhanced the way customers can create their own protocols, thus extending the capabilities provided by the out of the box version of LoadRunner. The new Protocol SDK is a Visual Studio-based toolset, with a new, easy-to-use interface. This post provides a simple cookbook, listing all the key steps required to create your new protocol.

 

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)

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How to Use the Jenkins Plugin for StormRunner Load

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 21:50

(This post was written by Huan Feng (Ramsey), from the StormRunner Load R&D team)

 

Today’s engineer is likely to be working on code that is continuously integrated into the main source code repository.  Continuous Integration systems such as Jenkins help ensure that unit tests and other tasks are automatically run whenever a build takes place.  A task that more and more developers are running as part of their continuous integration suite is load testing their software.  Users of HP StormRunner Load can take advantage of HP’s Storm Plugin for Jenkins to run their StormRunner Load tests automatically.  This post describes the four simple steps you can take to make this happen.

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StormRunner Load "How2" Guide Vol. 8: JavaScript

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 20:20

Often developers will want to run some preliminary load tests before the full GUI has been developed. They may also want to programmatically test certain code or sections of a web server. In these cases, using HP TruClient may not be feasible.

 

Fortunately, HP has TruAPI which is a programmatic way to write scripts against a web server’s functionality.

 

HP TruAPI embeds additional functionality into a well-known library called node.js. Node.js® is an open source, cross-platform runtime environment for server-side and networking applications. Node.js® is a platform built on Chrome's JavaScript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications. Node.js® uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices.

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It’s a Mobile world, prepare for the Load with HP performance testing and virtualization solutions

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 14:00

deliver amazing mobile apps.pngThe 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.

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Running Unit Tests in LoadRunner just got free-er!

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 09:32

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!

 

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Testing in production: Points to ponder

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 22:14

pic1.jpgMost 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.

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Extending LoadRunner using the new Protocol SDK mechanism [Part 1]

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 13:38

LR-Protocol.pngFor 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)

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Aruba, HP and optimizing your applications for the network

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:21

HP_Aruba_800x400.jpgToday, 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.

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