SmartBear Software adds a new load testing tool to its arsenal of products to help developers build, test and monitor applications.
, a maker of tools
to build, test and monitor software, has released LoadComplete, a new load testing
SmartBear's LoadComplete helps users overcome load testing obstacles such as
high licensing costs, complicated setup, lack of resources, and the time and
cost associated with complex data diagnoses, the company said. LoadComplete
employs an intuitive user interface so Web development teams can more easily
pinpoint bottlenecks and track both client and server-side metrics directly
impacting end-user experience.
"Load testing is a crucial part of ensuring the quality of Web
applications," said Ian McLeod, executive vice president for products at
SmartBear Software, in a statement. "Whether you're launching a new website,
adding new functionality or third-party code to an existing site, upgrading
infrastructure, or preparing for a major event or promotion, you need to know
how your site will respond to the changes. LoadComplete will tell you how many
users your website can handle before it breaks so you can avoid any disruptions
to performance or revenue, and give you the visibility you need to understand any
issues that do emerge. We're providing another affordable solution that will
save software teams critical time prior to production while improving quality
and customer satisfaction."
LoadComplete's release represents a key milestone in the build-out of the
SmartBear Quality Anywhere Platform.
The platform already includes
an automated code review
to help developers find and prevent bugs and performance problems
during development; dynamic
to eliminate performance bottlenecks; automated
to validate application changes resulting from
performance optimizations; application lifecycle management (ALM) tools
to plan and manage change across the application lifecycle; and Web and mobile performance management
tools to ensure quality in production, SmartBear officials said. Other tools in
the SmartBear platform are TestComplete and QAComplete.
LoadComplete provides automatic recording of user scenarios to create load
tests without scripting, as well as customizable load profiles to set up
representative load variations for different periods of usage, including steady
load, ramp-up and custom load shaping. The new software also delivers
configurable quality of service thresholds to set performance acceptance
criteria directly related to end-user experience, and a data wizard to expand
tests with prepared or automatically generated data sets corresponding to
different virtual users.
In addition, LoadComplete's automatic server-side monitoring identifies weak
spots on the Web server side and ensures the infrastructure can handle an
application's demands. And the product's real-time graphical test reports
visually correlate changes in error rate, response time and throughput with
variations in load for timely in-depth performance analysis, the company said.
LoadComplete is the latest addition to the SmartBear Quality Anywhere
Platform. Current TestComplete users will have the ability to leverage already
designed test scripts for load testing in LoadComplete's testing environment.
And used together with QAComplete, these three tools provide affordable and
to ensure quality performance at all stages of Web application
development and delivery.
LoadComplete is available for developers to purchase or download a free
30-day trial at http://smartbear.com/loadcomplete/