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OSX Load Tester 6 Beta Known Bugs and Workarounds

As a long time Apple/Mac user I’m gratified to see our OSX download numbers creep up to 20%! Unfortunately with fewer people using the OSX version the first couple of releases had less outside bug reports than the Windows version, so thanks to all of the OSX users who’ve taken the time to send in bug reports so I can fix the issues.

Web Performance Tester 6.5 release

If you’ve been following the quick pace of development of our real-browser features, we know you’ll be excited about these new features:
Extract values
Data in the browser can now be extracted into a user state variable for use later in the testcase.  Read more…

 Organize testcase steps
The steps in real-browser testcases can now be organized into hierarchical groups for better readability and easier maintenance. Read more…

Improved selection from choice boxes
Drop-down choices now support selection by position in the list (i.e. index) and by the option value (a hidden attribute in the HTML). Continue reading »

Cookie Debugging From the Testcase Editor in Web Performance Tester 6.5

Load Tester 6.5 adds a quick and easy option for inspecting cookies in your testcase, and reviewing how they are used in a replay. Starting with Load Tester 6.5, the testcase editor adds two new columns: Cookies Sent (by the browser, to the server), and Cookies Received (by the browser, from the server). To enable these columns, simply select Options -> Columns.

The columns will display the number of cookies present in a transaction. In the case of a web page, it will identify the number of unique cookies sent or received. Simply hover over for a tool-tip, which will … Continue reading »

Web Performance QA Tester and Load Tester 6.4 Released

Real-browser testing can increase your productivity over other testing methods. The features added in the 6.4 release will help you work even more efficiently!
Locator Suggestions
One of the more challenging aspects of working with real-browser testcases is locating the element that you need to interact with. Starting in 6.4, a suggestion button next to every locator field will provide a variety of different locators that you can try if the default locator does not work. These suggestions also help you learn how to create locators – as you will see a wide variety of locator suggestions provided.

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Automated Choice configuration in Web Performance Tester 6.4

When building a testcase to simulate your users, at some point, you’ll want to ask how much variation you can add to your testcase. Real users may be doing searches, but there’s a good chance that your users are using different search terms. Likewise, users may be entering records, but most likely not every record should be entered identically. Every version of Load Tester & QA Tester support the use of datasets, to make it easy to create a list of terms, which can be supplied back as a virtual user traverses their workflow. However, for drop-downs or radio buttons, … Continue reading »

Web Performance Introduces QA Tester™ with 6.2 release

Ever since I began the work of adding real-browser support to Load Tester, I have been eager to apply that technology to QA and functional testing. As I learned about Selenium/WebDriver and how QA testers were using it, I saw a need for a powerful, easy-to-use tool that builds on Selenium/WebDriver. This release is our first step towards addressing that need. This premier release of QA Tester gives testers a rich UI environment to create test cases with little or no programming experience required.
Test cases can be run together to validate that a test site is functioning correctly, or they … Continue reading »

Load Tester 6.1 Release

Load Tester 6.1 adds the ability to perform file uploads within real-browser testcases. See the link for instructions on using this new feature.
The release updates support for Chrome to include versions 33-36.
In addition, we have improved the user distribution algorithm specifically for real-browser tests. The real-browser replay logs now include annotations about datasource usage, so you can easily see, for example, which login was used from a dataset when an error occurred. See the change log for the additional bug fixes contained in the release.

Load Tester 6.0 RB Released!

Load Tester RB™ introduces an exciting new capability: generating load with real browsers using Selenium/WebDriver. Instead of simulated browsers hitting your website, WebDriver controls actual browsers, each one behaving as if an actual user was sitting there clicking and typing.  There is no more accurate way to do web testing, and you have absolute confidence that your website is being hit with the most realistic web traffic, and thus are getting the most accurate pictures of your website’s performance.
Our beta customers have reported being able to more quickly develop test cases for complicated websites, drastically cutting the amount of time it … Continue reading »

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