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Load testing and continuous integration for Agile and non-agile environments

(This post was written by Gal Shadeck and Yuriy Pavlovsky from the LoadRunner R&D team)


As more and more software companies and departments switch to Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery practices, it becomes crucially important to integrate load and performance tests into the process. Developers and DevOps engineers must make sure that each new build which goes directly to QA, or even directly to the end user, doesn’t introduce performance regressions. Additionally, it’s sometimes important to include existing unit tests in load-testing scenarios, or perform additional analysis on unit test execution.


Continue reading to find out about the new features in LoadRunner 11.52 that are aimed at continuous execution of performance tests and integration with unit testing frameworks.

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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.
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  • 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.
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