VSTS 2010 Feature: Load Test Excel Report Integration

Now that VSTS 2010 beta 1 is available I will be writing a series of blog posts highlighting new Web and Load testing features.  You can get the beta here:  beta download The first feature that I want to review is creating load test run to run comparison reports with excel.  With this release we…

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Enhanced web test support in Fiddler

If you have ever had trouble recording a web site with the web recorder included in VSTS, then we have probably suggested recording the same site with fiddler and looking for requests that the VSTS recorder did not capture.   If you are not familiar with Fiddler, here is a short description from the fiddler site,…

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Managing Load Test Results

This post will give you an overview of the new Load Test Result Manager Feature in the Orcas release of Visual Studio.   One set of issues that we heard after the release of VS 2005 was it was difficult to manage load test results.  If you wanted to open a result, you had to find…

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Load Test Summary Report

This post will give you an overview of the new Load Test Summary Report available in the Orcas release of Visual Studio.   One piece of feedback we received with analyzing a load test was it would be nice to have a snapshot of how the load test did.  It would be great to be able…

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Load Testing Web Services with Unit Tests

This post is going to focus on load testing web services.  The web services will be called from unit tests which will then be added to a load test.  The example will also show how to use timers in a unit test which will then show up in the load test monitor.  I will use…

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Writing Fiddler Web Test Plugins

My last blog post discussed changes made to fiddler which added enhanced support for saving web tests.  This post will go into more detail about the changes and show you how to write your own custom code which can modify the way a web test is saved. The main change we made for saving web…

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Custom Data Binding in Web Tests

We have had a few questions about being able to data bind web tests to either formats that we do not support or to something other than a table, such as a select statement.  This post should walk you through one way of creating custom data binding.  The method provided in this post is to…

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Description of Tables and Columns in VS 2010 Load Test Database

In this blog post I am going to update Bill Barnett’s post which describes the tables and columns in the load test database.  Here is Bill’s original post which applies to VS 2005 and VS 2008:  2008 Database First, in VS 2010 the default load test database name has been changed from LoadTest to LoadTest2010.  Now let’s review the tables.  ***…

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VSTS 2010 Feature: Web Test Playback Enhancements

This is my second post about new VS 2010 web/load testing features.  You can get the beta here:  beta download In this post I am going to talk about a number of usability enhancements that we made to the Web Test Playback UI and how you can use them.  The enhancements are 1)      Find –…

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