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Software Test Autmation – Manual Testing

10.25.2009 · Posted in Links

"If you are looking for a project-orientated functional testing tool and you test applications built using mainstream technologies, you may succeed more easily and get better value out of the Original tools than some of the market leaders.

Original Software’s testing tools are typical in function and structure to most functional test suites. However, they have some key capabilities in the areas of manual testing, database verification and preparation that set them apart."

Paul Herzlich, Software Testing Tools Analyst, Ovum


11.13.2008 · Posted in Links

WAPT is a load, stress and performance testing tool for websites and web-based applications. In contrast to "800-pound gorilla" load testing tools, WAPT is designed to minimize the learning curve and give the user an ability to create a heavy load from a single regular workstation. You can create a basic test scenario and get meaningful information about your performance landscape in a matter of minutes. WAPT is able to generate up to 3000 simultaneously acting virtual users for an "average" test scenario using standard hardware configuration (Pentium 4 2GHz, 1GB RAM, Gigabit Ethernet). WAPT creates a test workload which is virtually the same as the load experienced by a web site in the real world. Virtual users in each profile are fully customizable. They can have individual IP address (IP spoofing), user name and password, and persistent cookies, to name a few. Basic and Integrated Windows (NTLM) authentication methods are supported. Graphs and reports are shown in real-time at different levels of detail, thus helping to manage the testing process. You don’t need to wait for the completion of the test to get results, so if you have already identified a problem, you can stop the test, fix the problem and start the test again to check for performance changes. The command line interface allows you to integrate WAPT into the existing development environment. Standard XML files are used to store test scenarios and can be modified by third party software.

WebLOAD – Load and Stress Testing Tool

07.27.2007 · Posted in Links

WebLOAD.org is a community site for professional performance testing of internet applications, hosting the WebLOAD free open source project. This project is based on twelve years of code development invested in the previously proprietary WebLOAD, the award winning commercial performance testing solution for internet applications from Radview Software . WebLOAD is a great starting point for this project, with a community of more than 1,600 customers and a track record established on the merits of its robust functionality, efficient architecture, extensibility, support, quality and its ease of use.

Using JConsole to Monitor Applications

03.07.2006 · Posted in Links

The Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE) 5.0 release provides comprehensive monitoring and management support. It not only defines the management interfaces for the Java virtual machine, but also provides out-of-the-box remote monitoring and management on the Java platform and of applications that run on it. In addition, JDK 5.0 includes the Java Monitoring and Management Console (JConsole) tool. It uses the extensive instrumentation of the Java virtual machine to provide information on performance and resource consumption of applications running on the Java platform using Java Management Extension (JMX) technology.

The article describes how JConsole can be used to observe information about an application running on the Java platform. The article first gives an overview of the J2SE 5.0 monitoring and management architecture and how JConsole plugs into the architecture. It then describes how to use JConsole to access several core monitoring and management functionalities provided by the Java platform.

Author: Mandy Chung
Published: Sun Developer Network, December 2004

NTime: performance unit-testing tool for .NET

12.13.2004 · Posted in Links

This article presents a unique tool to run repeatable performance tests in actually developed application by programmers. The NTime tool is very similar to NUnit tool – another unit testing tool, so currently users that use NUnit should see almost the same GUI and functionality.

Author: Adam Slosarski
Published: The Code Project, ongoing

FxCop: .NET code analysis tool

11.15.2004 · Posted in Links

FxCop is a code analysis tool that checks .NET managed code assemblies for conformance to the Microsoft .NET Framework Design Guidelines. It uses reflection, MSIL parsing, and callgraph analysis to inspect assemblies for more than 200 defects in the following areas: Library design, Localization, Naming conventions, Performance & Security.

FxCop includes both GUI and command line versions, as well as an SDK to create custom rules.

Linux Kernel Scalable Test Platform

07.02.2004 · Posted in Links

OSDL’s Scalable Test Platform provides a test framework in which to exercise Linux kernel builds. You can create and build patches through our Patch Lifecycle Manager and then use the STP framework to run your choice of performance and scalability tests.

STP loads your kernel patch and executes selected tests on a selected hardware platform. Platforms include 1, 2, 4, and 8 processor systems. The kernel patch is built against a stock kernel pulled from kernel.org.

The purpose behind the STP framework is to provide the open source community a variety of SMP platforms with which to perform testing against incremental changes to a particular element of the kernel. The system configurations remain stable, allowing meaningful comparisons to previous test runs.