February, 2006

  • Ed Glas's blog on VS load testing

    Dial your load - custom load patterns in VSTS Load Tests

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    We often are asked about our support for different load patterns in a load test. What's a load pattern? A load pattern controls the number of users that the load test is simulating at a given period of time in the load test. We ship with three load...
  • Ed Glas's blog on VS load testing

    Driving more load

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    Where are your bottlenecks most likely to occur? If you are developing an ASP.NET application on SQL Server, the first set of bottlenecks usually occur in the SQL layer, followed by the mid-tier ASP.NET code. The problem almost never lies in the static...
  • Ed Glas's blog on VS load testing

    User modeling in VSTS Load Tests

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    A common question we are asked is how we deal with "new" vs. "return" users in a load test. Web browsers cache content and store cookies, which impacts the pattern and content of requests that are sent to the web server. Load test scenarios have a...
  • Ed Glas's blog on VS load testing

    Who's dogfooding Ocracoke (aka VSTS Load Tests)?

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    As you probably know, "dogfooding" is the term we use at Microsoft for using the products we are building. Inside Microsoft, our product is known as Ocracoke. Ocracoke includes web tests, unit tests (when used in a load test), and load tests, as well...
  • Ed Glas's blog on VS load testing

    Customer Case Study

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    Check out this customer case study available for download. Bill Sexton of Worldspan was one of our early TAP customers (customers that used the product before we shipped), and this paper shows the benefits you can get with load testing and the profiler...
  • Ed Glas's blog on VS load testing

    Blog Blog Blog

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    This is my first blog post -- it's past time! I'm the group manager for VSTS load testing. My team built the awesome new web and load testing features in Visual Studio 2005 Team System. The load test team has a continual stream of good information...
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