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 indeed.com to find out the global demand on load testing Profollica professionals. We can conclude, […]

AJAX TruClient Protocol – Tips and tricks

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Post publishing my articles the high level review on AJAX TruClient protocol of LR and incorporating basic functionalities in AJAXTruClient, I am receiving a number of messages, comments and queries via email and on LinkedIn. Most of the queries are related to implementations of basic functions in the scripts developed on TruClient. Through this article, I would resolve some of those […]

AJAX TruClient – Parameterization, Text Verification and Object Identification

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Everyday I see at least one discussion or thread related to Ajax TruClient protocol. Many performance engineers across the world are starting to use this protocol to test their web apps. Most of the questions on TruClient technology are based on three primary steps of scripting – Parameterization, Text Verification and Corelation. In this article, I will walk […]

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 […]

LoadRunner to JMeter – A successful transition

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 It all began on the day when a bunch of three performance testers were given a task of migrating the performance testing activities of multiple applications of a client to an open source tool. This included architectural level migration, resource knowledge transition and testing-operation transition from a licensed tool (LoadRunner) to an open source tool. […]

Citrix Protocol on LoadRunner – Tips and Tricks Part 3

I’ve previously published two articles on Tips and tricks helpful to performance test Citrix applications with Loadrunner. The articles can be found here -> Citrix Protocol on LR – Tips & Tricks (Part 1) Citrix Protocol on LR – Tips & Tricks (Part 2) In this article, I will cover the following: Remotely managing hung […]

Citrix Protocol on LoadRunner – Tips and Tricks Part 2

This blog is continuation to my last blog ‘Citrix Protocol on LoadRunner – Tips and Tricks Part 1’. In this article, I will discuss  more tips that can be helpful when working with the Citrix_ICA protocol and LoadRunner. Number of vusers per LoadGenerator Machine: A LoadGenerator machine can run only a limited number of Citrix […]

Citrix Protocol on LoadRunner – Tips and Tricks Part 1

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In this article, I am going to highlight some tips that can be helpful  to performance test engineers to effectively work on Citrix applications.  By understanding and implementing these points, script debug and test execution will be a lot easier. Points to consider while recording Citrix Vuser scripts simulate the Citrix ICA protocol communication between […]

Scripting RMI with Loadrunner VuGen 9.5x and 11

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The Java Remote Method Invocation (RMI) is a Java application programming interface that supports an object-oriented way of  remote procedure calls (RPC). In this article I show you two ways to create performance tests scripts with Loadrunner for RMI-driven applications. As RMI is a Java-specific protocol, the Java vuser or the Java Record replay protocols mush […]