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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

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 now, however, they were used to analyze user experience without tying…

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

ANNOUNCING V4.0 RELEASE

We are excited to announce the release of v4.0 today.



Main focus: The main focus of v4.0 was to bring all new performance analytics that allow to pinpoint performance bottlenecks and anomalies under various load conditions quickly. Now users can easily locate problem areas by drilling down from the slowest transaction to the slowest page and request and quickly review their performance profiles. The reports are generated in separate tabs and feature multiple…

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Added by StimTech on October 20, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

STRESSTIMULUS 4.0 UPDATE 4 - Linux/Unix monitoring

Released today, v4.0 update 4 added Linux/Unix server monitoring and several other features and enhancements:

1. Linux/Unix server monitoring.  StresStimulus now can monitor various metrics of Linux/Unix-based servers during load test execution using SNMP protocol. See Linux/Unix Servers…

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Added by StimTech on October 6, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

StresStimulus 4.0 update 3 - External Reports

Released today, v4.0 update 3 added all new external reports and several other new features and enhancements.

1. Upgraded Reporting. Now you can save a test result as a multi-page external report in a portable HTML format.

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Added by StimTech on September 19, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

STRESSTIMULUS 4.0 UPDATE 2/PART 2 - Other enhancements

1. A new splash screen brought a long overdue look enhancement to match the UI appeal.

2. New recorder: lightweight yet more powerful recorder:

  • No more issues…
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Added by StimTech on September 9, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

STRESSTIMULUS 4.0 UPDATE 2/Part1 - Page/transaction analytics

Released today, v4.0 update 2 added individual page and transaction analytics, a more powerful recorder, and many other new features and enhancements. Part 1 of the release notes, describes test result enhancements.

1. Page & Transaction Result tabs display performance characteristics of a single page or a transaction registered during a particular test run…

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Added by StimTech on September 9, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

STRESSTIMULUS 4.0 Update 1 - Enhanced Test Result Analysis

Released today, the v4.0 update completely redesigned the test result analysis block. It includes multiple new features and enhancements. Here is the list of the 10 main benefits:

1. New results…

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Added by StimTech on August 13, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

STRESSTIMULUS 4.0 PART 1 - Expanded monitoring

1.   Consolidated Runtime Dashboard. Runtime dashboard is integrated with the graphs to provide all test execution instrumentation and controls in one window. A user would not need to navigate to any other parts of StresStimulus during the test run. Also, instead of pop-up implementation, Runtime Dashboard is displayed in the main window without obstructing any visible information.…

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Added by StimTech on July 24, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

STRESSTIMULUS 4.0 PART 2- Other enhancements

1.     More complete reporting. Transaction details grid, contains the following additional parameters   

  • Errors % - % of transaction iterations with at least one error
  • Timeouts % - % of transaction iterations where a timeout was registered for at least one request
  • HTTP Errors - The total number of errors registered during all iterations
  • Timeouts - The total number of timeouts registered during all iterations…

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Added by StimTech on July 24, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

STRESSTIMULUS 4.0 INTRO

V 4.0 public beta was launched today. The purpose of the new version is to completely rework the StresStimulus monitoring and reporting component. 

The main improvements in the new version are:

  • More visually appealing and customizable graphs
  • More…
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Added by StimTech on July 24, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

StresStimulus is named one of the 3 Best Testing Tools of 2014 by Dr. Dobb's Journal

Today Dr. Dobb's Journal unveiled the results of its annual awards for best testing tools for developers. 

Our team was very excited to learn that StresStimulus won the …

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Added by StimTech on June 3, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

V3.7 UPDATE 2

The update released today includes the following enhancements:

1. Test wizard is expanded. Now the test wizard walks users not only through the test configuration and run, but also through the major  test results. Wizard steps are added:  summary report, page details, request details, VU details.…



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Added by StimTech on May 21, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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