Author: Ivan Lisitsyn

Cloud load testing with WAPT Pro
WAPT usage

Cloud load testing with WAPT Pro

Clouds are very popular these days, because they provide a convenient virtual environment for a number of tasks from web hosting to scientific computing. In a cloud you can get a fresh ready to use system with almost any predefined parameters in a matter of minutes without need to purchase hardware and setup the OS. Besides that, clouds usually provide very fast and wide Internet connection. That is why it is usually a very good idea to use clouds for load testing of a web site. This is especially useful if the target site is hosted in the same cloud.

Since WAPT does not require any unusual hardware, it can be easily setup on any virtual system. There is no special license for this type of use.

Module for GWT Testing
WAPT usage

Module for GWT Testing

We have recently released a new extension module for WAPT and WAPT Pro products. As its name suggests, it is targeted at handling web applications developed with help of GWT (Google Web Toolkit).

Till now we have had 4 extension modules. Two of them are optional (ASP.net and JSON), meaning that you can use them to facilitate testing (in many cases this means a significant improvement), but still there are no applications for which these modules are mandatory.

Two other modules (Flash and Silverlight) are used to convert binary data to XML and back again. So, if you have an application developed in Flash or Silverlight, you will not be able to load test it properly without the corresponding module.

Stop feeding fat cats
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Stop feeding fat cats

I believe that when you see something completely wrong and cannot correct it, you should at least share your view with other people. This is the only way to change anything in this world.

This article is about load testing, but if you read it to the end, you will see that it is about the whole IT industry, about the whole economic reality and about our life. I will use an example which I know very well to demonstrate something very common, yet not very well understood.

A short technical introduction. Imagine that you are about to release a new web site. Will it work well when accessed by multiple concurrent users? This question can be answered if you perform a load testing. Obviously, this task cannot be accomplished manually by your staff members or beta testers [..]

WAPT Pro 3.0 released!
General WAPT usage

WAPT Pro 3.0 released!

I wish I could make this post half a year ago. This is a really long awaited release, but it has finally happened. So, let’s see what’s new. Here is the list of added features. Sorry for so short descriptions. I will probably add more comments on some of these features in the next post.

Highly configurable test load

You can specify all load parameters separately for each virtual user profile. For example, you can join constant, growing and periodic load in the same test. You can also choose a specific load agent for each profile, if you do not want to use the automatic allocation [..]