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There is a newer plugin for JMeter which is fully RFC 6455 compliant and allows re-using same TCP session for multiple duplex requests. JMeter WebSocket Sampler by Maciej Zaleski - download from Releases page WebSocket Testing With Apache JMeter - how-to guide
I also suggest reading these great MSDN docs: Binding a Data Source to a Web Performance Test How to: Set Credentials on a Web Performance Test You can set the credentials for any Web site that uses basic authentication or Integrated Windows authentication. Web sites that contain personal information often require user authentication before ...
For Visual Studio, the pricing is radically different so the two are not comparable. You need to have Visual Studio Ultimate, which is an enterprise decision, vs LoadRunner which is tied to a single controller instance. Depending upon your enterprise you could wind up more expensive under Visual Studio vs LoadRunner, particularly with the change in ...
Your first step is to host the app on as close to a production environment as possible to eliminate "noise" from your load/performance testing. In the case of a test server, you'd want to keep everything else off it, have any database hosted on a separate system if that's your likely production configuration, and then start exploring the application behavior ...
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