HTML Mode Vs URL mode of recording in HTTP/HTML protocol

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There are two recording modes available in LoadRunner to record the user actions of a Web Application. These are: HTML mode URL Mode HTML mode – In this mode of recording, each USER ACTION is recorded as a separate request.  This is also called as Context based recording of the Web Application. Assume a case […]

Loadrunner vs JMeter – feature comparison

This time I present a brief comparison of two load-testing tool: Loadrunner (as called “the industry standard load testing tool”) and its open-source “counterpart” the Apache JMeter. Why are exactly these two pieces compared? I made a quick research at to find out the global demand on load testing Profollica professionals. We can conclude, […]

AJAX TruClient – The next Revolution in Performance Testing domain

Last week, I had a chance to work on the AJAX TruClient protocol launched in the latest version of LR (LR 11). I was amazed to see a totally different manner of scripting followed with this protocol. The object identification technology made my scripting and debugging task a piece of cake. The non-requirement of dynamic correlation reduced the scripting complications and […]

Pacing Loadrunner User Scenarios

Configuring the virtual user script with the number of virtual users

This article will describe the different options for pacing available within Loadrunner and outline how they can be used.  In the pervious blog  we calculated the necessary number of virtual users to produce the desired load.  The previous formula relied on the length of the user scenario. How does the load generator execute the script? The generator starts […]

Pricing for Load Testing Tools

This article aims to describe the different pricing structures you may face when evaluating commercial load testing tools.  I’ll use the market leading performance test tool for a concrete illustration – HP Performance Center also commonly referred to as Loadrunner.  I was called in to act as a Performance consultant on behalf of a client that had an urgent need […]

How to performance test with HP Loadrunner?

HP Loadrunner allows the implementation, execution, reporting & evaluation of your performance tests.  Before beginning to script using Loadrunner you need to have a clear understanding of what to test. In this post I will describe the major points of planning and executing a proper performance test (see earlier posts for details) highlighting the stages […]

My Top Five Issues with Performance Center

I previously discussed what I saw as the main advantages to HP Performance Center, however I also have a number of grips using the software. What follows are the top five areas I which I think Performance Center could be improved upon: The Performance Center User administration user interface relies intensively on AJAX calls, e.g. […]

My Experience with Loadrunner (Overview)

Starting to use Loadrunner as a performance validation platform changed the way I looked at load generation tools; previously I had extensively used JMeter. What follows are a list of the main benefits & points of using Loadrunner: 1. Loadrunner is an enterprise-grade tool: As the project team I worked on was split site we […]