Archive for the Performance Testing Category

Extracting Histogram Data from HP LoadRunner 12.01

A histogram is a statistical graph used to show the number of times data, inside a collection, falls within a particular range. In performance testing, you can use a frequency distribution histogram to illustrate the frequency and dispersion of transaction times. In this example we will report

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Winning the Performance Race

From experience running benchmarks, I can tell you that in order to win them, you must have the full run of the servers, settings and the code. However, this is not the typical case in any large enterprise solution operating in the ‘real’ world. How can you

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Understanding Performance of PayPal as a Service (PPAAS)

By Steve Sturtevant, Sales Engineer at AppDynamics In a previous post – Agile Performance Testing – Proactively Managing Performance – I discussed some of the challenges faced in managing a successful performance engineering practices in an Agile development model.  Let’s continue this with a real world example,

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Agile Performance Testing – Proactively Managing Performance

Just in case you haven’t heard, Waterfall is out and Agile is in.  For organizations that thrive on innovation, successful agile development and continuous deployment processes are paramount to reducing go to market time, fast tracking product enhancements and quickly resolving defects. Executed successfully, with the right

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CloudTest – Anything is po-ssh-ible with Java

The need for a POC I came across a situation where I needed to time an SSH call to a UNIX server and wanted to see if CloudTest was a viable option to perform this testing. SOASTA CloudTest gives you the capability to run Java code within

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Application Performance Management with AppDynamics

Orasi has partnered with AppDynamics, a Leader in Gartner’s 2013 Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring. AppDynamics delivers simplicity, visibility, and deep diagnostics that ops and dev teams require. The new world of distributed web applications has created a whole new set of challenges for those tasked

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Choosing a Testing/Requirements Tool – from a tester/user perspective

Practice what you preach. As a tester it is easy to review someone else’s requirements and find issues but what if you’re forced to create your own requirements? I was asked to put in requirements for a test data management tool and then a lot of things

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Reinventing Web Services Testing Automation

Join us for a complimentary webinar, Web Services Test Automation & API2Go, on August 13th! Over the past decade, it has become virtually impossible for companies to develop software without dozens―if not hundreds or even thousands―of web services being integral to application functionality. As many organizations have

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.Net Development and Unit Testing Tutorial

Summary The goal of this tutorial is to learn to create C# programs, learn to compile, execute, and debug them, learn unit testing, and learn some general error handling. Overview The .Net Framework is installed on every Windows machine so you can create and compile a program without installing

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Debugging Windows Crashes with Microsoft Debugging Tools – Tutorial

  Summary The goals of this Tutorial are to understand what a crash is, learn how to explicitly create a crash in code, use tools to analyze a crash, and learn how to gather information to file a defect. This will cover basic debugging, not advanced. Overview

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