LoadRunner 12: New Licensing

This blog article discusses the new licensing model for LoadRunner 12, including the new “Community” license, which allows for 50 free virtual users and a Controller.

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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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Performance Testing 101: A Performance Testing Questionnaire

This is the seventh and final installment in a multi-part series to address the basics of performance testing applications. In this segment, we talk about compiling a performance testing questionnaire to help identify and meet the needs of the business.

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Performance Testing 101: LoadRunner Scenario Design Approach

This is the sixth installment in a multi-part series to address the basics of performance testing applications. In this segment, we talk about the LoadRunner scenario design approach. Users and vusers (virtual users) aren’t necessarily equal. LoadRunner has to run vusers and a translation needs to be done between real and virtual users

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Performance Testing 101: Business Process Profiles and Server Configuration Profiles

This is the fifth installment in a multi-part series to address the basics of performance testing applications. In this segment, we introduce the concept of creating Business Process Profiles and Server Configuration Profiles to help organize and prioritize business processes used for automation, as well as documenting the server resources for the system under test.

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Performance Testing 101: Determining Peak Load – A Case Study

This is the 4th installment in a multi-part series to address the basics of performance testing applications. We outline a case study about determining the peak load to help better understand the performance testing process.

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Performance Testing 101: Planning a Performance Test

This is the 3rd installment in a multi-part series to address the basics of performance testing applications. We outline how to properly plan a successful performance test.

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Performance Testing 101: What is Performance Testing?

This is the 2nd installment in a multi-part series to address the basics of performance testing applications. We define performance testing as well as key related terms.

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Performance Testing 101: The Basics

This is the first in a multi-part series to address the basics of performance testing applications. It’s for the beginner, but it is also for the experienced engineer to share with project team members when educating them on the basics as well. This blog series will cover performance testing from a project management point of view, and describe best practices based on the years of experience Northway Solutions Group has with load testing. It will cover key questions to ask during the planning and preparation phases, and offer ways to get the answers to those questions.

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