Using C Macros in LoadRunner Vugen

This blog entry discusses the use of macros within VUGen. Macros can be used to make scripts more flexible and powerful, while saving scripting time.

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LoadRunner 12: Manage Cloud Load Generators

This blog article discusses using cloud-based load generators within a LoadRunner scenario after configuring all the settings.

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LoadRunner 12: Configuring Cloud Load Generators

Let’s explore using Load Generators from the Amazon EC2 Cloud in LoadRunner 12. Many people have asked me about it, wondering about any “gotcha’s” that might be out there. I have found a couple. In this blog entry, I want to focus on the configuration and setup of LoadRunner.

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LoadRunner 12: Step-By-Step Installation

This is a visual walk-through of the LoadRunner 12 installation screens. This will allow you to preview installation so that you can know what to expect

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Preparing Applications For Heavy Load (online webinar replay)

The video replay and slide deck presentation for our 8/22/13 webinar on “Preparing Applications For Heavy Load” is now available via this blog posting. In this webinar we reviewed the importance of Performance Test planning and strategies to reduce the risk of your application failing under “point load” – expected or unexpected.

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LoadRunner 11.5 – AJAX TruClient For IE

With the move to LoadRunner 11.5, there have been updates and changes to the AJAX TruClient protocol. More specifically, there have been improvements and modifications for using it with FireFox as well as a new addition to support for Internet Explorer 9 with the AJAX TruClient protocol.

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LoadRunner 11.5 – VuGen Revamped

To say that the look and feel of VuGen received a makeover in LoadRunner 11.5 is somewhat of an understatement. It is a total rework from the ground up.

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What’s New in LoadRunner 11.5

HP has officially announced the release of Loadrunner 11.5, and with it come a bevy of changes. The most immediately noticeable of these is a major retooling of the look and feel of VuGen.

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What makes a good Performance Engineer?

I was asked recently to describe in my own words what qualities a good performance engineer would have, as they were trying to make a decision on hiring a resource for their company. I came up with some stuff and thought it might be good to share it with you and offer it up as a discussion topic in the Forums for the site. Perhaps you can add your own input and help businesses make informed hiring choices. This is not for use with an official job description, but more about principles and concepts.

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Performance Engineering Skills: Raising The Bar

It is unfortunately clear that everyday more and more people enter our quality assurance profession with very little software architecture of engineering background to draw from. This is bad enough on the functional side, but is getting darn near catastrophic on the performance side. And, by the way, this is for all vendors, not just Mercury. It just may be more apparent here due to Mercury’s dominant market presence in this arena.

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