LoadRunner HP’s Standard Load Testing Tool
The most widely used Load Testing tool around is LoadRunner from HP. This week, we shall discuss on the necessity of load testing tools and what makes LoadRunner stand apart from the array of other Open source and licensed tools.
Load Testing is used to verify that the web application or website is capable of performing flawlessly even with a large number of visitors and users. It ensures good performance and rules out the possibility of no crashes under stress.
It is very imported to design and build applications that can scale well for a large number of requests and withstand loads. Testers perform load and stress tests to actually test and verify the behavior of services under load. To conduct load test for a web application, the first requirement would be to define, write and run test scenarios.
Test scenarios are usually scripts that simulate the behavior of a typical user across the multiple pages of a website or web application. Once such a test scenario is defined, testers execute it. This would involve simulating concurrent virtual users and monitor the application behavior.
There are various tools available to build, conduct and analyze load and stress tests for web applications and other services. A fast and reliable performance testing solution that provides accurate application performance information is required to cross out the possibilities of a disastrous crash. LoadRunner from HP is one of the more popular load testing tools used to test applications and measure system behavior as well as performance under load.
LoadRunner is capable of the following:
Simulate thousands of users concurrently using application software, record and later analyze the performance of key components of the application.
Easily define, automate, and manage the application performance testing scenarios and users from a single point of control.
Provide an accurate picture of end-to-end system performance to identify and resolve issues before the applications go-live.
Drastically reduce the amount of time and skill required to simulate user transactions in load testing software.
Bring down the level programming skill required.
Enable application load testing of Web 2.0 and mobile web applications faster, easier, and more comprehensive by using interactive recording and scripting.
Provide a robust view of load testing software results in readily available, customizable, and automatically generated reports and graphs.
HPE’s market-leading LoadRunner application testing software has everything required to test the performance of diverse application types. The new version available is equipped with features to support testing in digital transformation, agile and DevOps environments, and interface with popular third party solutions. This enables improved usability and efficiency of performance and load testing, thus helping enterprises to accelerate their time to market and increase productivity.
LoadRunner from HP is the industry standard performance testing product used for predicting web server behavior and performance. LoadRunner is widely preferred over the other load testing tools available. They hold such credibility that Load Test Results produced by LoadRunner are used as a benchmark in the industry. So, gear up, for a certification in LoadRunner would definitely look good in your portfolio.