Content Index for Visual Studio Web Tests and Load Tests

Content Index for Visual Studio Web Tests and Load Tests

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One thing we typically aren’t great about is going back and “freshening” up old blog posts…Unfortunately in many cases these posts become “THE” reference source for some topics.  Luckily in the case of load testing with Microsoft tools one of our ALM partners in the UK Testhouse offered to freshen up the rapidly dated post –and keep it that way.  We owe the debt of gratitude in this case to Ian Holdsworth (Thank Ian!)

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Content Index for Visual Studio Web Tests and Load Tests

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This content index is based on the Content Index originally created by Ed Glas (link to the the original post intentionally omitted in an attempt to sunset it)

VS2012 Update 1

 
 

Web Performance and Load Testing SharePoint 2010 Applications

Testing SharePoint 2010 with Visual Studio 2012

SharePoint load testing made easier with Visual Studio 2012

VS2012 Ultimate

 
 

Visual Studio 11 Beta: Test Controller Goes 64 Bit!!

Visual Studio 11 Beta–Test Agent needs to be installed on Test Controller box for Load Test

Visual Studio 11 Beta – Changes in Web Performance Test / Load Test Workflow

Getting Started with Load Testing in Visual Studio 2012

VS2010 Ultimate

New Blogs

 

Visual Studio 2010 Load Testing with SharePoint – Configuring Web Performance Tests Part 1: Working With Data Sources

SharePoint 2010 Search Service Application: Crawl Configuration for Anonymous SharePoint Site

SharePoint 2010 Performance (Stress, Load) Testing

How to: Visual Studio web performance tests – not using Internet Explorer

Microsoft Test Controllers and Agents – where’s the CD???

Performance Testing Analysis Template for SharePoint Server 2010

Web Services Test Automation Guidance using VS 2010 – Unit Test & Web Test

Unlimited Load Testing

How to automatically run a load test as part of a build

Load Testing your WCF Service in Two Clicks

CodePlex plugins

 

Web services and Silverlight plugin

WCF Load Test plugin

SQL Load Test plugin

Magic Reports for Load Testing

Web Services Automation guidance for Functional & Performance Testing

Getting Started

 

Online Help 2010

Testing Application Performance and Stress

What’s New for Web Performance and Load Testing

Getting Started with Load and Web Performance Tests

Creating and Editing Load and Web Performance Tests

Running Load and Web Performance Tests

Analyzing Load Tests Results Using the Load Test Analyzer

Examining Results Using the Web Performance Test Result Viewer

Managing Load Test Results in the Load Test Results Repository

Reporting Load Tests Results for Comparison or Trend Analysis

Creating and Using Custom Plug-ins for Load and Web Performance Tests

Troubleshooting Load and Web Performance Tests

Forum

Test Tools in Visual Studio 2010 and 2012

Product Overview

Testing Application Performance and Stress

 

Web and Load Testing with Visual Studio Team System

 

VSTS for Testers product overview

Web Casts and Videos

Web & Load Testing Webinars

 

Load Testing with Visual Studio Team Edition for Software Testers (Level 300)

 

Web Testing with Visual Studio Team Edition for Software Testers (Level 300)

 

Troubleshooting Web Site Performance Issues with Visual Studio Team System (Level 200)

 

Testing Videos on ASP.NET

 

How Do I: Create a Data-Bound Web Test?

 

How Do I: Use .NET Code to Customize Coded Web Tests?

Training

Web & Load testing training at Testhouse

Performance Testing Training Available from RTTS

Guidance and References

Quick Reference Guide for VS Performance Testing

 

Performance Testing Guidance

 

Performance Testing Guidance for Web Applications

 

Improving .NET Application Performance and Scalability

 

Software Engineering with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System

 

A pattern for successful load testing: Component Load Testing

Web/Load Test Bloggers

Ed Glas
Sean Lumley
Bill Barnett
Dennis Stone
Yun Tong
Mike Taute
Ari Ijä
Sanjay Narang
Rubel

What’s new in VS 2010

What’s New for Web Performance and Load Testing

 

Product Transitions from VS 2008 to VS 2010 for Load Testing

 

Introducing the Microsoft Visual Studio Load Test Virtual User Pack 2010

 

Elevating the Role of the Tester with Visual Studio 2010

Web Test Debugging

Web Test Authoring and Debugging Techniques for Visual Studio 2010

 

Debugging a Web Test with VS 2010

Web Test Recorder

How to: Create a Recorder Plug-In

Adding Your Own Web Test Recorder Plugin to Make Record/Playback “Just Work”

Web Test Recorder Plug-in

Convert Comments entered in Web Test Recorder into Transactions

Extensible recorder plugins for modifying recorded web tests

 

How to: View Recording Log in Web Performance Test Playback

VSTS 2010 Feature: View Recording Log in Web Test Playback Window

 

New Tools Options for the Recorder

 

More Recorder Enhancements in VS 2010

 

VSTS 2010 Feature: File Upload record/playback just works

Web Test Editor

How to: Set Request Details in a Web Performance Test

Request Details Editor

 

Find/Replace in Web Test Editor

 

Adding Loop and Branch Logic to Web Requests in Web Performance Tests

Branching and Looping in Declarative Web Tests

Looping and Branching in Web Tests

 

Request Body Plugins How to: Create a Custom HTTP Body Editor for the Web Performance Test Editor

 

How to: Use Reporting Names to Easily Identify Requests in a Web Performance Test

Web Test Result Viewer

How to: Create a Visual Studio Add-In for the Web Performance Test Results Viewer

Extensible Web test result viewer plugins

Tracking viewstate using a webtest playback add-in

Result Viewer Plugins

 

How to: Resolve Web Performance Test Playback Issues Caused by Dynamic Parameters

 

How to: Use Quick Find to Isolate Dynamic Parameters in Web Performance Test Playback

 

How to: Jump to Web Request from the Web Performance Test Playback

 

How to: Add an Extraction Rule from the Web Performance Test Playback

 

API for Processing Web Test Results

 

Enhancements for Web Test Playback UI

Load Test Modeling

VSTS 2010 Feature: Sequential Test Mix

 

VSTS 2010 Feature: More flexible load modeling via new options on Load Test Scenarios

Configuring Test Iterations in a Load Test Scenario

How to: Delay the Start Time of a Scenario Using the Load Test Editor

 

Multiple Loadtest Plug-ins

Creating and Using Custom Plug-ins for Load and Web Performance Tests

Load Test Analysis

Using The Virtual User Activity Chart to Understand the VS Load Engine

Load test virtual user activity visualization

 

Modifying Load Test Logging Settings

Saving Test Logs during a load test

How to: Specify if Test Failures are Saved to Test Logs Using the Load Test Editor

 

Deep integration with the ASP.NET profiler

 

Deep integration with dynaTrace

 

How to: Configure Event Log Collection Using Test Settings

 

Create a Simple Data Collector to Integrate Data into Load Test Analyzer (Tables View)Integrate Data Collector Data into Load Test Analyzer (Tables View)

Performance Reporting

Performance Reporting in Excel

Agent/Controller

VS 2010 Test Agent and Test Controller Troubleshooting Guide

 

VSTS 2010 Feature: Silent Installation of Controller and Agent

 

Process Model Changes in VS 2010

 

How to: Specify 64-Bit Process Using Test Settings

Network Emulation

How to: Configure Network Emulation Using Test Settings

 

Introducing True Network Emulation in Visual Studio 2010

 

Stand-Alone Network Emulation and CodePlex

 

Specifying Virtual Network Types in a Load Test Scenario

Web Test

 

Debugging

Web Test Authoring and Debugging Techniques for Visual Studio 2010

 

Web Test Authoring and Debugging Techniques for VS 2008

 

Debugging Web Tests

 

Web Test Authoring and Debugging Techniques for VS 2005

 

How Web tests work: Web tests work at the HTTP layer, not through the browser

 

How to: Resolve Web Performance Test Playback Issues Caused by Dynamic Parameters

Extensibility

CodePlex site for Plugins and Rules

 

New Item Templates for custom rule and plugin development

 

Scriptable Parameter Values in web tests

 

Event ordering in Web Tests

 

Modifying Request Properties with a Web Test Plugin

 

Better HTML parsing and validation with HtmlAgilityPack

 

Creating custom IHttpBody classes for coded web tests

 

Check and modify the status of extraction or validation rules

 

Using new VS 2008 Web Test APIs to create Web Test Reports

Tools and Techniques

 
 

Diagnosing and fixing Web Test recorder bar installation issues

 

Disabling caching of all dependent requests

 

Collecting Code Coverage when Running Web and Load Tests

 

Sharing Test Results

Web Services

Web Services Plugins for VS 2010

 

Load Testing Web Services with Unit Tests

 

Web Services Testing

Fiddler

VSTS 2010: Making it easy to debug web tests using Fiddler

 

Recording Web Tests with Fiddler

 

Another Fiddler Web Test Plugin Example

 

Developing a Fiddler Web Test Plugin

Data Binding

Access Methods in Web Test Data Sources

 

Data Driven Web Testing With Visual Studio 2008 Team System (new)

 

Custom Data Binding in Web Tests

 

How to Databind Web Test Properties that don’t have the Databinding Dropdown UI in the Property Grid

 

Adding Different Types of Data Sources to a Web Test

Load Test

 

Reporting

Load Test Reports on CodePlex

 

Web-based load test reports and result management

Feature Drill Down

Load Test Plug-in Overview and Samples

 

Analyzing Load Tests Results Using the Load Test Analyzer (VS 2010)Load Test Analyzer Overview (VS 2010)Load Test Analyzer (VS 2005)

 

Debugging Load Test Errors

 

Reading Performance Counters on Vista and Server 2008 Machines

 

How to create a custom counter set

 

Generating 90th and 95th percentile data as well as how to collect timing details for every single page, test and transaction

 

Advanced Load Testing Features of VSTS, also here

 

Load Agents

 

Diagnosing OutOfMemoryExceptions that occur when running load tests (new)

 

Using VSTS Test and Profilers to troubleshoot a High CPU in GC issue

 

Using VSTS Test and Profilers to troubleshoot performance issues (low cpu hang)

 

Troubleshooting IP Switching

 

Understanding the Visual Studio Load Agent Controller

 

Distributed Functional Testing with Visual Studio 2005 Team System

 

Simulation of browser caching in VSTS load tests and Web tests

 

What is the data in the load test results store, also here

 

Adding Analysis Comments to a Load Test

 

Collecting SQL counters from a non-default SQL instance in a VSTS Load Test

 

Bug in VSTS 2008 SP1 causes think time for redirected requests to be ignored in a load test

 

Are You Reporting Inaccurate Performance Numbers with VS 2008?

Automating Web and Load Test Execution

Parameterizing Tests to Run in Different Environments

 

How to run Web and Load Tests from the Command-Line

 

How to run Web or Load Tests from another process

Performance and Load Test Tools

 

WCF Load Tests

WCF Record/Playback for Visual Studio Load Tests

SQL Load Tests

SQL Record/Playback for Visual Studio Load Tests

Performance Tuning

Driving more load

 

Improve load test performance on multi-processor machines

 

Why can’t I generate more load?

Load Patterns

Load Test Plug-in – Simulate Repeated Peak Load Modeling

 

Managing goal-based load using multiple perfcounter thresholds

 

Modeling multiple user groups within a load test

 

Dial your load – custom load patterns in VSTS Load Tests

 

Implementing sync points, also here

 

So you want to replay an IIS web server log?

 

How is the user load adjusted for a load test with a goal based load pattern?

Unit Tests in a Load Test

Features and behavior of Load Tests containing unit tests in VSTS 2008

 

Adding Console Output to Load Tests running Unit Tests

SharePoint

Testing SharePoint 2010 with Visual Studio 2012

 

SharePoint Load Tests on CodePlex

 

SharePoint Server 2007 Scalability and Performance Whitepaper

 

Sanjay Narang’s Collection of Links on SharePoint Performance Testing

 

More posts on Testing SharePoint with VSTS

Dynamics AX

Dynamics AX Performance and Load Testing: Application Benchmark Toolkit

SQL Analysis Services

SQL Server Analysis Services Load Simulator

SQL Reporting Services

Using Visual Studio 2005 to Perform Load Testing on a SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services Report Server

InfoPath

InfoPath Forms Services 2010 Web Testing Toolkit

InfoPath Forms Services 2007 Web Testing Toolkit

Content specific to VS 2008 Web and Load Tests

VS 2010 is in large part additive to VS 2008. So most of these links pertain to both products.

Online Help 2008

Working with Web Tests, VS 2008Working with Load Tests, VS 2008Working with Controllers, Agents, and Rigs, VS 2008

Guidance and References

Professional Software Testing with Visual Studio 2005 Team System: Tools for Software Developers and Test Engineers

What’s new in VS 2008

What’s new in VS 2008 for Web and Load Tests?

New Web Test Features

Recorder now records AJAX and popups

 

Easily bind to csv or XML

 

Support for multiple web test plugins and parameterized plugins

 

API improvements

 

Request-level plugins

 

Correlation helper

New Load Test Features

Load test result manager

 

Summary report

 

Support for multiple graphs, new performance graph, vertical zoom, synch zoom

 

New load model for user pacing, users running

 

User init/terminate functions, also here

 

Support for iteration count, cool down

 

Unit tests under load performance improvements

 

Custom Data Binding in Web Tests

New in SP1

New Web Test APIs for page boundaries and error handling

 

New Load Test APIs for load modeling

 

Support for IE8 and FireFox3 playback emulation

 

Support for random extraction of text

Web Tests

New rules for Inner Text parsing, list, and combo box

 

How to upload a file in a web test

Load Tests

 
 

How Do I: Use the Visual Studio Team System Test Load Agent?

Content specific to VS 2005 Web and Load Tests

Many of the issues we wrote about for VS 2005 were addressed in VS 2008. I’ve decided to pull those articles that are no longer applicable to 2008 into a separate table below. Note that some links above were written to 2005, but partially or in whole still apply to 2008 so I’ve left them in the table above. Links below really no longer pertain to 2005. So if you are using 2005, you should also go through the content in both tables.

Getting Started

 

Online Help

Working with Web Tests, VS 2005

 

Working with Load Tests, VS 2005

 

Working with Controllers, Agents, and Rigs, VS 2005

Web Test

 

Overview

Introducing Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System Web Testing

Debugging

Web Test Authoring and Debugging Techniques for VS 2005

 

Can I call a web test from a web test (VS 2005)?

Tools

Adding multiple plugins to a web test

 

Stopping a webtest on a request error (VS 2005)

 

Custom ExtractionRule to extract form fields by index

 

A custom ValidationRule to catch redirects to error pages (VS 2005)

 

Testing web applications with pop ups (VS 2005)

 

Dynamic QueryString Correlation: Custom Extraction Rules and WebTest Plug-in (VS 2005)

Load Test

 

Reporting

Web-based load test reports and result management

Feature Drill Down

Adding an IE7 Browser Template for use by Web Tests

Load Patterns

Load Test Modeling: How to Simulate User Logon and Execute Tests in a Test Mix (VS 2005)

Techniques

Limiting the number of tests run in a load test (VS 2005)

 

Deleting old load test results (VS 2005)

Visual Studio Team Test, Visual Studio Load Controller, Web Test, Load Test, Guidance, Patterns and Practices, tsbt-tst, Load Agent, Web Test Recorder, Pages

 

 

 

ian_holdsworth

About the author: 

Ian Holdsworth is a Visual Studio Consultant with Testhouse a Microsoft Gold ALM Partner.  Ian has been in Software Development for roughly 25 years and is currently specialising in Visual Studio Test Tools (Web & Load Testing, Coded UI, Microsoft Test Manager and Team Foundation Server).

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  • A very useful content index! With so many things spread all over the place on web testing and load testing. Keeping a good list is a challenge. I work with this product doing both of these every day so it is good to see it get some attention.

  • Thanks Ken I'll try and keep it up to date

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