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Load Test your Smooth Streaming applications with HP LoadRunner

paramprops.pngSmooth 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.

Load testing of a REST API, using HP LoadRunner’s web_custom_request

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

Measuring asynchronous transaction time in LoadRunner

LoadRunner has the ability to test synchronous and asynchronous business processes.  The time for a synchronous conversation can be measured accurately by using transactions. Unfortunately, transactions can’t be used to measure asynchronous conversations because the reported transaction time will not be accurate.

 

Continue reading to find out why, and how to measure asynchronous transaction times accurately.

 

The idea for this post was provided by Leonid Pekel, from the LoadRunner R&D Team

 

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  • I have been working in the computer software industry since 1989. I started out in customer support then software testing where I was a very early adopter of automation, first functional test automation and them performance test automation. I worked in professional services for 8 years before returning to my roots in customer support where I have been a Technical Account Manger for HP's Premier Support department for the past 4 years. I have been using HP LoadRunner since 1998 and HP Performance Center since 2004. I also have strong technical understanding of HP Application Lifecycle Management (Quality Center) and HP SiteScope.
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