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Virtual services in load testing with the HP LoadRunner and HP Service Virtualization integration

Imagine you’re a performance engineer who has to test a composite application which relies on a number of business services, some of which are developed in-house, and some of which are third-party services. You find out that one of the in-house services doesn’t work, and you also discover that you’re not allowed to perform load testing on one of the third-party services because it’s a production service. How can you go ahead with your performance testing, when there are key services that you can’t access?

 

Continue reading to find out how HP Service Virtualization is integrated with HP LoadRunner to create virtual services that let you carry on working even when services aren’t available.

 

This post was written by Sergey Kutsos and Andrey Gaevskiy from the LoadRunner R&D team

4 Tips for Replaying Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) scripts in LoadRunner

LoadRunner scripts that use the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) don’t always replay smoothly.  My colleague Kert (Yang Luo) from the LoadRunner R&D team has collected some tips that will save you time and effort, and help you ensure that your RDP scripts run correctly.   Continue reading to learn more.

Testing asynchronous business processes with LoadRunner

In the early days of the World Wide Web, web applications communicated using conversations that had a synchronous nature: the user interacts with an application that is presented in a web browser, the browser submits a request to the web server, the server sends a response, and the application in the browser is updated.

 

However, synchronous applications have a number of limitations. One limitation involves the inability of the client to reflect events occurring at the server. This could be critical if, for example, the application in question displays stock prices or sport results and must present the updated info at all times. The answer to these limitations is asynchronous communication, whereby responses from the server arrive periodically or as a reaction to server-side events.

 

Many of today’s applications combine synchronous (user-initiated) and asynchronous (application-initiated) modes of communication between the client and the server. Usually the two occur in parallel (e.g. a user is navigating within the bank’s site, while at the same time stock updates keep pouring in), which makes it hard to accurately emulate such applications using traditional Vuser scripts. 

 

Continue reading to learn how to use VuGen to create a script for asynchronous situations.

Download HP LoadRunner and enhance your experience with the tips below

I am sure we have some similarities as “techies”! And one of the similarities may be learning about new software. I love trying new solutions and the challenges of discovering how it works and learning how the solution can help.

 

I understand that trying a new solution can be tricky; I decided to write a blog to enhance your experience when trying HP LoadRunner. Keep reading to find out how to have the best load testing experience ever.

Questions and answers from our Introduction to Performance Testing webinar

The “introduction to performance testing” webinar was a big hit last week.  An attendee told us:

 

“This session is very useful for me to start my first new project”

This demonstrates how there are still many question in the market about the process around performance testing domain. 

 

We received excellent questions and want to share them with the community. We want not only share but get your input on them and continue the conversation.  If you have experience and want to add to this blog, or have additional questions, please feel free to join us in the questions!

Performance Testing 101 – A webinar series focused on your needs!

 

I am sure you receive tons of emails everyday giving you webinars to attend. Working here at HP is no different and sometimes it is hard to keep up with the “good ones”.

 

I want to make your life easier and give you the chance to collaborate with me!  New Year resolution is to bring you the best webinar information around Performance. Cool, huh?

 

We are now providing a continuous series of Webinars focused on Performance testing, Performance Engineering and Performance lifecycle - they all add value to your job.

 

My plan is to bring you the “HOT” topics, as well as great speakers and unique ideas from our community. And BTW, the HP Performance Testing is the largest community in the industry! I am proud to be part of this community.

 

Learn more!

TruClient in the world of Load Testing

TruClient is an innovative browser-based testing technology for performance, load and automation. TruClient supports simple Web as well as modern JavaScript-based applications. TruClient’s scripting engine is embedded within the browser, and behaves like a true browser client. It utilizes a unique, patented approach to object recognition, which makes it an extremely flexible and extensible solution for testing Web2.0 applications.

Results Positive, HP partner, now offering HP LoadRunner on Demand in the Cloud!

I am pleased to announce that Results Positive, is now offering performance testing solution on demand in the cloud, powered by HP LoadRunner. The new solution, LoadRunner on Demand, provides options to test from a hour to a day, as well as managed services, scriting and consulting services.

 

Read the blog to learn more about the LoadRunner on Demand.

 

 

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About the Author(s)
  • 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.
  • Malcolm is a functional architect, focusing on best practices and methodologies across the software development lifecycle.
  • Michael Deady is a Pr. Consultant & Solution Architect for HP Professional Service and HP's ALM Evangelist for IT Experts Community. He specializes in software development, testing, and security. He also loves science fiction movies and anything to do with Texas.
  • Mukulika is Product Manager for HP Performance Center, a core part of the HP Software Performance Validation Suite, addressing the Enterprise performance testing COE market. She has 14 years experience in IT Consulting, Software development, Architecture definition and SaaS. She is responsible for driving future strategy, roadmap, optimal solution usage and best practices and serves as primary liaison for customers and the worldwide field community.
  • HP IT Distinguished Technologist. Tooling HP's R&D and IT for product development processes and tools.
  • WW Sr Product Marketing Manager for HP ITPS VP of Apps & HP Load Runner
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