A load test is a type of performance test "focused on determining or validating performance characteristics of the product under test when subjected to workload models and load volumes anticipated during production operations". For issues relating to the setting up or running of load tests.

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How do I test Aspects (AOP)?

I have recently written a bunch of aspects (using PostSharp in C#) that will be applied to methods in some high traffic sites. How should I make sure they are going to perform? Can anyone recommend ...
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Web application load testing

Anyone had experience with load testing tools like WAPT Pro? I want to know, when recording those load test script on a web application, shall i include those like Google Analytic tracking request? Or ...
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Fresh to Software SQA

I've been working in SQA field for a year now, and basically I used only black box methods. What advice can you give me to enhance my skills? Recently I have started learning Jmeter Apache for load ...
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Load Testing in Visual Studio 2012

We currently use Visual Studio to drive load tests against our software, and I'm trying to determine where we can improve data collection. The best reference I've been able to find is here. Is this ...
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How to identify when application breaks in load testing using vsts?

i'm having hard time understanding the load test result in vsts to find when the application breaks under load. Is there any indications to find it. I searched about this in google, asked in stack ...
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Load testing only on stable code?

There's someone who oversees QA - let's call him Joe. During 2 years of development we haven't had real load tests. Now release is getting close and QA is responsible for preparing and executing load ...
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Load runner is unable to launch IE8 while recording?

I am using Win 7 Ultimate edition and i have installed Load Runner 9.10. I have added an exception to the firewall in order to allow vUser Generator. The problem is whenever I try to record a script ...
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How to Automate Testing of this type of Web Application?

I have a web application which i would like to automate the testing for functional as well as load testing. However , it has the following features which i feel will hinder the most common automation ...
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Using a variable in the filename textfield of CSV dataset config in JMeter

I want to parameterize the filename textfield of CSV dataset config. I am writing into different files for every user that I'm using in JMeter, hence I need to parameterize the filename option in the ...
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SmartBear WeloadUI doesn't stop

I'm new at WebloadUI and although seems to be an amazing tool, I'm having problems simulating concurrent users. I record the test using the methodology explained in the SmartBear documentation, I ...
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Load testing APIs & web services resource?

I'm looking for a good, in-depth resource for load testing REST APIs and web services that goes well beyond "beginner load testing". I'm wanting a technology-agnostic resource that focuses on the ...
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Performance testing tool suggestion for Node.js and ASP.NET

I am to carry out performance tests on Node.js and .NET. This is an academic exercise. I have searched on Google for performance testing tools, and I came across such tools as HP LoadRunner, and ...
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How do you calculate the number of virtual concurrent users to use in a load test given data on actual site traffic?

When working on performance testing, one of the problems I've faced is trying to translate real-world web application traffic to simulated traffic. A practical example is for an eCommerce site. ...
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How to deserialize and correlate Binary Large Objects in Load Runner 11.5 Web Custom Request?

I'm working on a Silverlight based application. We've recorded the scripts using Load Runner 11.5 and while replaying to find dynamic values for correlation, we found out that the entire data in a ...
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Finding client-side bottlenecks in Silverlight

I'm in charge of load testing and finding bottlenecks in a Silverlight application - no functionality testing, just load and performance testing. I don't know much about the underlying core of ...
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Recording WAPT on HTTPS

Has anybody used WAPT for testing of HTTPs pages? We're running WAPT against a .NET solution that is acting as a relying party for a centralized authentication system. Some of the pages are on HTTP, ...
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Performance testing with 100 users: how to read links from CSV file in JMeter?

I am using JMeter to do performance testing of a site. I need to test various links of a site (no need to login) with 100 users and loop it for some number of times. I want to put those links in a ...
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Is there load/stress testing software that can be used for Ajax calls?

I am trying to devise a strategy for load/stress testing our web application. JUnit/JCrawler and to a lesser degree Selenium Grid can be used for our HTTP request load/stress testing. I have not ...
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Error code -32999 while testing sample app at loadrunner

I am beginner to hp load runner ,today i tested my first sample url(inbuilt url to test app) in hp loadrunner 9.0 i have done with recording and while i playback the recording,i got stuck with an ...
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Nothings gets recorded when using JMeter for load testing of Vaddin-based app

We have been trying to do a Quick Load test on one of the POC application developed in Vaddin using JMeter tool, the server is hosted on local network. The settings for automating Vaddin application ...
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Load testing for free or cheap without having to setup Selenium Grid?

One of these days I need to setup Grid, but I don't have much time lately. My need is pretty simple: run concurrent find operations to load test our search service. I know there are things like ...
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Load / Performance testing tools or approach for backend

I work on a team which is basically all backend. Functional and unit testing is achieved by python or perl scripts or sometimes bash scripts. But if we need to load or performance test our ...
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Functional and performance testing for the “Finacle - Infosys” core banking system using IBM Rational

I am trying to evaluate the capabilities of the below IBM Rational tools to handle functional testing automation and performance testing for the "Finacle - Infosys" core banking system. IBM Rational ...
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Handling JSF ViewState errors using JMeter

I'm facing an issue while running a recorded test scenario of an application login using a single user on JMeter. I've used JMeter's proxy server to record all the requests of the login scenario. The ...
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Using Selenium scripts with JMeter for load testing

I'm facing an untraceable problem in creating a 50 users load test on a JSF web application. The approach that I'm following is this: Writing a test script in Eclipse using Selenium RC API. ...
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Dynamic number of request parameters for web performance testing in Visual Studio

I need to change several requests parameters list to make it dynamic. The number of parameters can differ and depends on previous request responses. In JMeter it can be done just using the regular ...
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Can testcases in .csv or excel format be imported in SOAP UI?

I am using SOAP UI to test our RESTful search service. The search request is of the form : { "className": "Pets", "searchType": "SearchResult", "query": ...
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How can I downgrade to IE6 to use Load Runner 8?

I'm totally new to this testing software. Currently I'm using LR 8.0. I learned that this version is only compatible with IE6. For some reasons I cannot afford to downgrade my current IE version back ...
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Getting a random line from a file with Jmeter

I know that jmeter has a CSV based controller, but this will just read the lines sequentially, one per thread/iteration. I also know that you can use __StringFromFile() to read in a line from a ...
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How do I tune the probabilities in a Markov chain based load test to produce specific hit rates?

I am writing a load test for a web application. I have a few month's worth of access logs that tell me relative hit rates of various URLs. However, the access logs do not contain enough information ...
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Performance testing - a way in?

We have an a browser based application that is built on the Microsoft Stack, specifically .NET 3.5. It also uses Ajax, iframes, jQuery etc. At the moment we are just guessing at the concurrency ...
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Testing automated tests in Hyper-V virtual machines

I recently started with a company which does not have any other full-time testers (testing as such is done primarily by people from support), so I don't have other people within the company to ask ...
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Calculate peak concurrent users on a website

I am looking at setting up some website load testing scripts and need some help in finding a formula to estimate how many concurrent users are browsing a website at peak times, based on common metrics ...