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V4.3 Maintenance Update 1

V4.3 Maintenance Update 1 was released today, It includes several fixes, as well as the following enhancements:

 

1. New method of finding dynamic variables. Previous versions offered a method of finding dynamic parameters missed by autocorrelation by Comparing Recorded and Replayed Sessions. The new update offers a second method of…

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Added by StimTech on April 13, 2016 at 12:34pm — No Comments

V4.3 Cumulative Update, Part 2 – Test Visibility and Performance Reporting

1. Easier test annotation. Now you can quickly add comments to multiple tests after their execution. In the analyze results tree, select a test and enter comments in the Test Run Comment property. The comments are not included in the test results. You can also edit the Test Run Description property which is included in the test summary. …

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Added by StimTech on March 1, 2016 at 12:30am — No Comments

V4.3 Cumulative Update, Part 1 – Supercharged Test Designer

Enhanced test case tree 

1. Consolidated tree for simplified test case management. In the previous versions, test case objects were presented in two trees. The first tree displayed pages with children objects such as requests, extractors, parameters and validators. The second tree displayed pages with their parents such as transactions and loops. In this version, both trees are consolidated to a single…

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Added by StimTech on March 1, 2016 at 12:30am — No Comments

V4.3 Cumulative Update, Part 3 – Other enhancements

Better scripting



1. Enhanced script editor. Two new functions are added on the script editor toolbar: “Highlight all found” and "Clear Highlights".

2. Upgraded Scripting…

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Added by StimTech on March 1, 2016 at 12:30am — No Comments

ANNOUNCING V4.3 RELEASE

We are excited to announce the release of v4.3 today.

Main focus: The main focus of v4.3 was in 3 areas:

  • Raising flexibility and productivity of test configuration and scripting;
  • Increasing application performance visibility and reporting customization;
  • Broadening the range of web frameworks and enterprise applications supported out-of-the-box.

Here are…

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Added by StimTech on March 1, 2016 at 12:00am — No Comments

v 4.3 Part 1

Test case features:

1. Taking webpage screenshots. Now during the recording, StresStimulus automatically takes a screenshot of webpages in the browser.  The screenshot is displayed when you select the page object on the Test Case tree or its primary request, as described  Page…

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Added by StimTech on November 10, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

V4.3 – INTRO

V4.3 public beta was launched today. The purpose of the new version is to:

  • widen the range of web frameworks and enterprise applications supported out-of-the-box
  • increase productivity of scripting to the highest level available in the industry
  • add customization capabilities to the performance reporting 

 

The initial v4.3 public beta build includes 14…

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Added by StimTech on November 10, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

4.2 Maintenance Release

A cumulative maintenance release was issued today. It includes the following enhancements and bug fixes:

 

 Enhancements:

  - Page and transaction detail grids are added to the test summary report

  - Validators are extended to check response headers

  - Better handling corrupt responses

  - Better globalization support for certain .NET cultures

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Added by StimTech on October 2, 2015 at 4:20pm — No Comments

ANNOUNCING V4.2 RELEASE

We are excited to announce the release of v4.2 today.

Main focus: The main focus of v4.2 was to bring the depth of performance reporting to a level exceeding existing enterprise load testing tools. Now for the first time you can compare virtual user experience for any selected VUs and iterations in the context of a load test using dual waterfall charts. This allows to visualize requests most vulnerable to increased load levels and their impact on the application's…

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Added by StimTech on April 23, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

V4.2 UPDATE 3 PART 2 - Test IDE and other enhancements

Test Integrated Development Environment (IDE)

1. Comparing multiple Verify results to further help with test configuration. In previous versions, subsequent runs of Verify overrode previous results. In this version, every verify run creates its own result set in a separate tab. This allows to deeper analyze test script integrity by comparing several verify runs. For example, you can compare two verifies executed for different virtual users.…

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Added by StimTech on March 15, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

V4.2 UPDATE 3 Part 1 - Pass/Fail and Graph enhancements

Test Pass/Fail Qualification

1. Test Pass/Fail Qualification. You can define custom test quality criteria which will define the Pass/Fail outcome of the test. The list of available criteria includes percentage of page goal misses, transaction goal misses, request errors and request timeouts…

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Added by StimTech on March 15, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

V4.2 UPDATE 2 - Threshold Rules and more

Released today, v4.2 update 2 includes the following features and enhancements:

1. Defining Threshold Rules. To simplify monitoring servers and load agents, now you can define threshold rules. For any of the server or agent performance counters (a) you can define a warning value (b) and a critical value (c) to be monitored. When the actual value of the counter reaches the threshold, a warning or error is triggered (see…

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Added by StimTech on February 20, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

v4.2 UPDATE 1, PART 3 – Other Enhancements

1. Test wizard improvement. The option to add a new test case or replace an existing one is presented in the beginning of the test wizard now. When adding a new test case, you can specify test case name. When replacing an existing test case, the existing name will be used. This design improved test case name consistency. See …

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Added by StimTech on February 2, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

V4.2 UPDATE 1, PART 2 – DEEPER PERFORMANCE ANALYTICS

1. Opening test result without a test. Previously, a test must have been opened before its result could be displayed. This caused limitation in distributing test results without the entire test. In this update, in order to open a test result, you just need to have a single SQL CE file. You do not need to have the entire test. This makes it easier to share individual test runs. See …

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Added by StimTech on February 2, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

v4.2 UPDATE 1, PART 1 – Activity and more Waterfall Charts

Activity charts

1. Test VU Activity Chart. The new view in the test report shows activity of every VU associated with the load test. It allows to visualize the VUs’ actions and how they relate to other VUs' actions. VU Activity chart helps to isolate performance issues by seeing how load patterns and test case concurrences correlate with slower test iterations (see…

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Added by StimTech on February 2, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

V4.2 Part 2 - More Reporting Features

   1. Page or transaction Latency view. A new view was added to all Page and Transaction reports showing total response time breakdown between Latency (a) and Server Time (b). (see http://support.stresstimulus.com/display/doc42/Latency+View)…

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Added by StimTech on January 9, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

V4.2 Part 4 – UI Enhancements, Integration and More

UI Improvements

1. Support for multiple selections and group delete operations on the object trees. Previously, objects on any object tree could be deleted only one at a time. Now you can select multiple objects by clicking while holding Ctrl or Shift key. After that the all can be deleted once. This is a time-saving feature when you need to delete multiple selected sessions, pages, or extractors.…

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Added by StimTech on January 9, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

V4.2 Part 3 - Test Versatility Enhancements

   1. Loops with transactions. In the previous version, loops could include only requests but not transactions. In this version, loops with a transaction allow to more granularly monitor performance of various parts of the loop. User can create a loop containing multiple transactions as described here http://support.stresstimulus.com/display/doc42/Loops…

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Added by StimTech on January 9, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

V4.2 Part 1 - Waterfall Analysis

One of the most effective tools for evaluating the web performance-related user experience is a Waterfall chart. It depicts a timeline diagram of requesting and loading page resources. Waterfall charts are broadly used by performance engineers to granularly analyze factors impacting page responsiveness.  Up till now however, waterfall charts were used to analyze user experience without tying it into the overall load considerations of a website.…

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Added by StimTech on January 9, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

V4.2 – Intro

April 23, 2015 Update:  v4.2 went live today.

V4.2 public beta was launched today. The purpose of the new version is to bring the depth of performance reporting to a level exceeding existing enterprise load testing tools.

 

For example, waterfall charts for the first time can be analyzed in the context of the load test.

Waterfall charts are broadly used by performance engineers to granularly analyze factors impacting page responsiveness. Up till…

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Added by StimTech on January 9, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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