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Tips for browser emulation in network-level scripts

Different browsers can have a dramatic effect on a web application’s performance. In order to accurately test an application’s performance, it is important to emulate different browsers to understand how the application’s behavior and network utilization are affected. Continue reading to find out how different browsers can be emulated in network-level scripts, such as LoadRunner Web (HTTP/HTML).

Who’s up for some mobile performance testing?

Not doing mobile performance testing?  Don’t worry, you will…

 

Everyone seems to be asking about performance testing in relation to the new reality of mobile access to almost every publicly available application, so I’m picking up the gauntlet and answering the tough questions. Continue reading to find out what people mean when they talk about mobile performance testing, and some best practices.

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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.
  • 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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