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Enterprise Edition Of StresStimulus Becomes More Accomplished With V2.5

Written by  Ritu Saxena | 09 January 2013
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stresstimulusThe initial public release of the Enterprise Edition of StresStimulus was announced in Sept, last year. Enterprise Edition of the tool targets companies requiring complete load testing of high-traffic complex websites in a multi-machine / multi-geography environment. The first release contained the necessary enterprise features with the promise that more features will be packed in with next release of the tool. And here comes the next release of the tool within a quarter, to make the enterprise offering of the tool more accomplished.

The latest release adds new features to simplify test configuration with point-and-click capability for creating extractors and functionality for auto-cloning parameters. The test configuration errors are automatically exposed on new object validation tree. To provide more precise, test requirement specific information, additional support has been provided for monitoring performance of custom business transactions created by an enterprise to test their business specific requirements.

A new extractor type has been introduced that allows extracting a value from an XML response, using XPath query. This can be especially helpful in load testing web services. Interface with external analytical tools allows extended custom reporting. To further strengthen the enterprise offering StresStimulus now supports performance testing of broadly used enterprise applications such as Microsoft Dynamics, SharePoint, SAP BPC, Salesforce and many frameworks.

The initial public release provided support for multiple test cases, an enhancement over the Pro edition which provides support for a single test case. Unlike the Pro version, Enterprise edition also provided support for unlimited load generators, distributed load test, testing from the cloud, provided you use your own cloud service account and consolidated load test reporting.

As announced shortly after the Fiddler acquisition by Telerik, that StesStimulus will be introduced as a stand alone version, independent of the Fiddler versions, V2.5 of StresStimulus also completed the majority of the groundwork of migration to a standalone version with the following milestones:

  • The load engine is now completely independent from Fiddler. Remote agents can run as a service and generate load without using Fiddler.
  • The new completely reengineered UI enables to record, configure and run load tests without touching the Fiddler UI.
  • StresStimulus now has its own, autonomous from Fiddler, request/ response inspectors, session comparison inspector, advanced sessions search and filtering capability, all of which are optimized for load testing.

The standalone version will be available in v3.0, when users can decide whether to use a Fiddler add-on version or a standalone version, at no additional cost.

With the dawn of 2013, StresStimulus has also introduced a Service Provider Edition of the Tool designed for customers that need to use StresStimulus to provide services to their own clients. To avail special new year discounts on existing and new StresStimulus Licenses please visit the website.

Ritu Saxena

Ritu Saxena

Ritu is the technical brain behind the website and comes from a strong development background across Web and Mobile platforms. She is our senior editor primarily responsible for Product Reviews and in future will be leading Start-Ups, Mobile and Quality areas.

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