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StresStimulus 3.7 Part 1 - Test Wizard

  1. Recording a test case is now initiated from the top node on test case tree. The wizard will present a choice of recording sources that includes:

    • all web browsers installed on the test machine (a)
    • a non-browser application (b)
    • a mobile device (c)

Select the recording source and click Record to start capturing your test…

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Added by StimTech on April 9, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

STRESSTIMULUS 3.7 - Intro

StresStimulus V3.7 public beta, released today substantially simplifies test case configuration. This result is achieved by two main factors: 

  • Test wizard. No more guessing about what to do next while configuring your test case. The wizard will guide you through all major steps of recording and configuring a test case.…
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Added by StimTech on April 9, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

STRESSTIMULUS 3.7 PART 2 - Other Improvements

  1. Killer autocorrelation. In v 3.7, the autocorrelation is completely re-engineered to find the majority of dynamic parameters automatically. It finds and correlates hidden dynamic parameters in the query string, body, header or restless URL in all web application platforms, including binary or XML messages. In simple and medium tests cases the entire parameterization is configured automatically. Up to 80% of time spent configuring complex test…
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Added by StimTech on April 9, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

V3.5: ANNOUNCING RELEASE, WHAT'S NEW, PRICING AND PROMOTIONS

We are excited to announce the release of v3.5 today. Hundreds of users worldwide joined the public beta during the last two months. We received dozens of improvement suggestions through the StresStimulus Community forum and privately. We appreciate all your feedback and thank you for your help in making StresStimulus better.

 

Beta Expiration: If you installed the beta, it will expire in the next several weeks. You can replace it with the…

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Added by StimTech on February 24, 2014 at 4:37pm — No Comments

V3.5 UPDATE 4

The update released today includes the following new features and enhancements:

 

1. More filtering options on the Test Case Tree. Filter Objects split button on the Test Case Tree lower toolbar, now has two filtering functionalities (see documentation):

a. Object types. The…

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Added by StimTech on February 19, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

V3.5 UPDATE 3 - emulating clicks on random links

The update released today includes the following new features and enhancements:

 

1. Extractor randomization to emulate clicking on random links. The occurrence property of text delimited and regular expression extractors can be now randomized. For example, if an extractor searches for a link on a page with up to 20 links, then Occurrence=2 will always return the second link for all VUs. To emulate clicks on random links, change the Occurrence Type property…

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Added by StimTech on January 31, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

V3.5 UPDATE 2 - Conditional Transactions

The update released today includes conditional transactions which allow conditional execution of certain parts of a test according to the custom logic. To create a conditional transaction, set a transaction's "Transaction or Loop Type" property to Conditional Transaction. 

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Added by StimTech on January 9, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

V3.5 UPDATE 1

The update released today includes the following enhancements:

 

1. Added an option to generate unique integer numbers. Previously, the data generator of integer numbers did not guarantee uniqueness and generated random, but not…

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Added by StimTech on January 6, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

StresStimulus 3.5 Part 1 - More Test Options

1. Loops. A Loop is a group of sequential requests or pages, requested multiple times within a test case iteration. Loops are implemented as extensions of transactions. Once a transaction is created, it can be converted to a loop by changing its "Transaction or Loop Type" property. Two types of loops are supported:

  • Unconditional Loops are repeated a specified number of times.
  • Conditional Loops have a condition, which is checked at the end…
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Added by StimTech on December 13, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

StresStimulus 3.5 - Intro

February 24, Update:  v3.5 went live today. In includes a context- sensitive help integrated with a complete online user guide for a quicker StresStimulus adoption path.

StresStimulus V3.5 public beta, released…

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Added by StimTech on December 13, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

StresStimulus 3.5 Part 3 - Floating license and Other Enhancements

1. Floating license (teamwork feature). In previous versions, StresStimulus supported Flexible Node-Locked license, where a serial number is activated on one machine at a time. It can be moved to a different machine with previous deactivation, but only one concurrent test can be executed. In Pro edition, tests must run from a single machine. In the enterprise/SP editions, the test can run from a single controller and multiple optional agents. In order to execute several…

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Added by StimTech on December 13, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

StresStimulus 3.5 Part 2 - Advanced Parameterization

1. Three controls for simpler request parameterization. Previous concept of Parameterization Grid and Parameterization Editor is reworked to achieve more functionality and consistency and remove several restrictions. Now you can parameterize requests by selecting one of three controls most suitable for a particular situation. Follow these steps:

  1. Select Parameters node in the Workflow Tree.
  2. Select a request on the Test Case Tree.
  3. Select a tab…
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Added by StimTech on December 13, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

V3.0 update #3

Update #3 released today will be the last update before the final 3.0 release, scheduled in two weeks. The following new features and enhancements are added:

 

1. Forms authentication dataset in one click. If you want to emulate virtual users utilizing different credentials, you need to use a data set storing usernames and passwords to parameterize login requests. You can create the Authentication Dataset by clicking a button on the toolbar in the Datasets section. If…

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Added by StimTech on September 27, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

V3.0 update #2

Update #2 released today includes new features and enhancements in the following categories:

UI improvements

1. Workflow of the load testing process is reflected in the UI. Navigation Tree is renamed to Workflow Tree and is adjusted to reflect 4 main steps in the load testing process:

  1. Build Test Case
  2. Configure Test
  3. Run Test (new node)
  4. Analyze Results…

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Added by StimTech on September 11, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

V3.0 update #1. Part 1 - Test Configuration

These release notes describe new features and enhancements added in several builds, issued after launching the 3.0 public beta.

1. Cloning test cases. Performance testing frequently requires running several similar test scenarios. The current version simplifies creation of such testing scenarios by cloning an existing test case. To create a copy of the selected test case, in the Multi Test Cases section, click "Clone Test Case" on the toolbar. All sessions and…

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Added by StimTech on August 13, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

V3.0 update #1. Part 2 - Test Results and More

1. Query Test Log. An easy way to access the test log is added. To display necessary replayed sessions, click on the Query Log node located in the Test Result section of the navigation tree. A query builder window pops up. Each search criteria, such as VUs, Iterations, Sessions, Test Case and Agent name, has its own designated text box. Multiple numeric values or ranges can be combined in each text box. Multiple names should be…

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Added by StimTech on August 13, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

StresStimulus 3.0 Part 2 - Standalone Features

Since the standalone version is Fiddler independent, it implements certain functionality that isn’t available in add-on version.

 

1. Standalone version compatibility with Fiddler. Standalone StresStimulus implements its own proxy listening on port 49386 (configurable, from the main menu -> Options -> StresStimulus Options. So, it does not require Fiddler to be installed. However, it can coexist with Fiddler. You…

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Added by StimTech on July 5, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

StresStimulus 3.0 Part 1 - new features

Test configuration

1. Better installer: Reduced the download size by 40% to under 3 MB; installs only missing components, ensures reliable update and clean uninstall from the control panel or by running the uninstaller.

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Added by StimTech on July 5, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

StresStimulus 3.0 Intro: one tool - two flavors

October 11, Update:  v3.0 went live today.

Nine months ago we unveiled the …

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Added by StimTech on July 5, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

V2.8 is released

After two months of public beta, v2.8 with 50+ new features went live today. Our thanks to all beta users for your feedback that helped make StresStimulus better!  v2.8 is available here.

What's new in StresStimulus 2.8. The highlights of 2.8 are more versatile…

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Added by StimTech on April 24, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

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