Running Load Tests with VSTS 2008 SP1 requires that SP1 be installed on VS client, controller, and agents

As mentioned in previous blog posts, the beta version of VSTS 2008 SP1 is now available.   In order to implementation the Load Test API enhancements (described here: http://blogs.msdn.com/billbar/pages/load-test-api-enhancements-in-vsts-2008-sp1-beta.aspx) we moved some of the classes that are used to implement the different load test patterns into the LoadTestFramework.dll to make them public and also changed the…

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Disabling caching of all dependent requests

 In a previous blog post here: http://blogs.msdn.com/billbar/archive/2007/01/22/simulation-of-browser-caching-in-vsts-load-tests-and-web-tests.aspx, I described the behavior of caching with VSTS 2005.     With VSTS 2008, the default caching behavior is the same.   However, with VSTS 2008, if you want completely disabling caching of all dependent requests and always fetch them, you can so by adding the following WebTestPlugin to your Web test:     public…

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Engage!

This is my first blog post of a personal nature.   I heard on TV this morning that today marks the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Bobby Kennedy (http://www.robertfkennedy.net/).     Today though I’m remembering another great American who died a year ago today: my oldest son Thomas who was 22 years old.   You can read his somewhat heartbreaking…

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Articles Posted on Web and Load Test API enhancements available in VSTS 2008 SP1 beta

The beta for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 is now available and includes enhancements to both the Web test and load test APIs that are described in these articles:http://blogs.msdn.com/billbar/pages/web-test-api-enhancements-available-in-vsts-2008-sp1-beta.aspx http://blogs.msdn.com/billbar/pages/load-test-api-enhancements-in-vsts-2008-sp1-beta.aspx    

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Load Test API enhancements in VSTS 2008 SP1 (beta)

The beta for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 is now available.    This article describes enhancements to the VSTS Load Test API for use by a LoadTestPlugin that have been added in this update.   For complete details on changes and bugs fixes in this release, see Ed Glas’s blog post at: http://blogs.msdn.com/edglas/archive/2008/05/27/vs-2008-sp1-beta-is-available.aspx.  Introduction In VSTS 2008 SP1, the Load…

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Web Test API enhancements available in VSTS 2008 SP1 (beta)

The beta for Visual Studio 2008 SP1 is now available.    This article describes enhancements to the VSTS Web test API that have been added in this update.   For complete details on changes and bugs fixes in this release, see Ed Glas’s blog post at: http://blogs.msdn.com/edglas/archive/2008/05/27/vs-2008-sp1-beta-is-available.aspx.   In this update, four new methods have been added to…

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