Over recent weeks, we have been blogging about our new offering, HP LoadRunner in the Cloud (LRITC). We are extremely proud of this product and feel it represents an end to expensive “shelfware” test software. As Chris showed in his most recent post, ”Is Performance Testing As Expensive As You Think?”, this product dispels several myths associated with our field.
Cloud Computing is generally considered to be ideal for short term solutions but not cost effective for lengthy projects or requirements. Equally so Performance Testing has been, and is still regarded as an expensive undertaking. Some approaches may bear these beliefs out, however careful management of your platform combined with cost effective SaaS licensing options means that a Cloud based, year round testing platform can actually become a reality within your business at minimal cost.
We are really excited to announce our new offering, HP LoadRunner in the Cloud (LRITC). By hosting LoadRunner on a cloud platform, we are now able provide our customers with the leading performance testing tool at an affordable price. Over the next few weeks we will be doing a series of articles to discuss how it can help you with your performance testing.
So here is the dialogue you have with your boss.
“I support the HP software at work, right? The Non Functional Test team depend on me knowing pretty much everything about it. So can I go and see the guys who developed it, talk to the product evangelists, see what’s coming in the future, and perhaps get some free training at their annual conference?”
I’ve recently been involved in helping to train a new performance tester here at Trust IV. As a starting point, I thought I’d introduce my colleague to the WebTours application which simulates a simple airline booking system and provides new testers with an application where they can practice core skills such as script parameterisation and correlation as well as application error handling.
Now that the LoadRunner community edition has been released, which allows anybody to download LoadRunner and run tests with up to 50 vUsers, we expect that there will be a large increase in the number of LoadRunner users. Our blog article, describing our first impressions of LoadRunner 12 was extremely popular and resulted in a record number of visitors to this blog.
The roadmap for LoadRunner 12 was presented at HP Discover Barcelona in December last year. Since that time, I've been lucky enough to have a beta copy of LR12 for evaluation purposes. Now that the product has been released, I'm able to share some of the new features that I've found to a wider audience.