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Your guide to performance testing at HP Discover 2014!

performance testing.pngHP Discover 2014 is just around the corner! There are so many activities and meetings that it is hard to keep up with everything! In order to help you find your way around and make sure you don’t miss anything, I created this go-to-guide for HP Discover!



We have tons of great sessions from customers, new products, new releases and tons of networking! You won’t want to miss all the fun!

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Anticipate your load with burst testing with Performance Center on HP SaaS

weather-warning-sign-2-1100939-m.jpgLet’s pretend that you work for a company that is on the verge of launching a new product. Are you losing sleep because you are worrying about your sales portal crashing? Or, are you resting peacefully because you have tested the site load and you know that you will be fine?


Keep reading to find out how you can easily navigate through the burst testing storm. 

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Async. Communications: The WebSocket protocol made easy in LoadRunner 12.00

HTML5 introduced several features for web developers. One of the major features is WebSocket, which is a full-duplex asynchronous communication channel over a single TCP connection.

Before LoadRunner 12.00, it was almost impossible to record/replay WebSocket traffic.  But the good news is that LoadRunner 12.00 makes it so much easier!  Continue reading to learn about the support for WebSockets that was recently added to LoadRunner 12.00


 (This post was written by Peng-Ji Yin (Jerry), with contributions from Avishai Moshka, both from the LoadRunner R&D Team)

Labels: Load Testing

Async. Push Communications : A Brave New World

I think that more apps will resemble chat rooms, stock tickers, sport scores -- what we call real-time updates such as push notifications.


But performance testers will need a new mindset (a way of thinking) to measure and analyze the performance of asynchronous systems.

Performance testing—now powered by SaaS

keyboard cloud.jpgHP Performance Center on SaaS takes the cloud theme of the Apps 12 launch one step further. HP PC on SaaS eliminates the need to have hardware on premise and allows you the flexibility to burst into the HP SaaS cloud,  clouds purchased from elsewhere or a combination as your testing needs demand. 


Keep reading to find out how HP SaaS can help you quickly unlock the value of Performance Center to get through your first round of testing within days of signing up.


Guest post by Mustali Barma, HP PC on SaaS Solution Manager

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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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  • Jim Burton is a test automation architect with more than 15 years experience, specializing in HP UFT and Load Runner test development. Jim has resolved complex project automation tasking using advanced VB, C, and Java script conditional programming syntax for commercial and government clients working as an HP Enterprise Services resource.
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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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