Load testing is almost always conducted to address one or more risks related to expense, opportunity costs, continuity, and/or corporate reputation. In two blog posts, Tarun Arora discusses the topic. In part 1, he explains why Performance Testing the application is important, presents the test tools available in Visual Studio Ultimate 2010 and various test rig topologies. In part 2, he analyzes the details of web performance and load tests as well as why it’s important to follow a goal based pattern while performance testing your application.
This short tutorial presents a basic introduction to HP LoadRunner automated load testing tool. You will learn how to generate scripts with the Virtual User Generator, design and run a load test in the Controller and analyze the test results.
This article discusses how to build a portfolio of scenarios for load testing automation. You have rarely only a single scenario to test, so you have to decide which scenarios to include in your test plans. Criticality, frequency, difficulty and verifiability are the four key factors that should be considered to determine the scenarios to automate.
This video presents HP LoadRunner and explains how the individual components of HP LoadRunner and HP Diagnostics are installed.
This a directory of open source and commercial software tools for load and performance testing with reviews and resources. http://www.loadtestingtools.org/
Apache JMeter is open source Java desktop software designed to load test functional behavior and measure performance. It was originally designed for testing Web Applications but has since expanded to other test functions.
Apache JMeter is a performance testing tool which is entirely written in Java. Any application that works on request/response model can be load tested with JMeter. A relational database is not an exception: receives sql queries, executes them and returns the results of the execution. This post shows you how easy it is to set up test scenarios with the graphical user interface of JMeter.