WebLOAD 10.1 – Highlights
Read the highlights of the latest release or download the full list of changes in version 10.1
Continuous Integration with WebLOAD
You can now automatically perform load and performance testing as part of your continuous integration initiative using WebLOAD. By performing automated load testing early and often, you can identify and resolve performance issues during the development process, when they are easiest to fix.
The WebLOAD plug-in for Jenkins makes your performance testing as agile as your product development. The Jenkins server can automatically launch WebLOAD whenever a new build is triggered. WebLOAD’s regression and trend reports enable you to accurately pinpoint where the problem started and to associate code changes with performance issues.
Performance Testing with WebLOAD and AppDynamics
WebLOAD 10.1 features integration with the AppDynamics Application Performance Management (APM) solution. Now you can improve your ability to identify root causes of performance issues by using AppDynamics to monitor and analyze an application’s business transactions.
When the AppDynamics integration is enabled, the required information is automatically added to the HTTP headers of WebLOAD transactions so that they are compatible with AppDynamics monitoring. WebLOAD synthetic test transactions can be tracked down to the application call level. You can drill down on transaction time to show the exact performance of a complex distributed application, including third-party integrations and database call response times. With AppDynamics and WebLOAD, you can shorten the time to identify performance issues, isolate root causes and resolve them quickly.
WebLOAD Test Execution Enhancements
Schedule by Rounds: The load session schedule has been enhanced to allow greater flexibility. Now, in addition to setting execution time, it is possible to schedule consecutive execution rounds.
Full View of HTTP Errors: It’s now easier to understand HTTP errors that occur during test execution. WebLOAD features a detailed, graphical drill-down view of an error from within the execution log including HTTP Headers, Page View, and HTML View.
Support for Very Large Sessions: WebLOAD 10.1 has been enhanced to support even larger load sessions. It’s now possible to run the load test with thousands of performance statistics for very long periods of time without reaching data limits.
WebLOAD Test Development Environment Enhancements
Enhanced Correlation Engine: The enhanced correlation engine enables you to benefit from automatic correlation at any time without losing manual changes that you made to test scripts. WebLOAD 10.1 features an intelligent tool for reconciling conflicts that occur during the correlation process as a result of manual script editing.