24 November 2010 – StressTester™ v7.2, the latest release of Reflective Solutions’ performance testing software, has become the first purpose designed tool to enable correct and realistic performance testing during every iteration of an Agile project. The result is that application software performance issues can be quickly and easily identified and resolved as they are implemented, rather than at the end of the development process, enabling the Agile development community to benefit from greater efficiencies in project management, costs and timescales.
StressTester’s unique offering to the Agile community has been made possible because its zero-scripting approach and rapid configuration make it quick and easy to learn and deploy. By reducing traditional testing timescales from weeks to days, it allows developers to finally treat performance testing with the same importance as unit and acceptance testing and gives them the means to execute a correct performance test at the end of every iteration. Becoming proficient with StressTester typically only requires a couple of hours of watching the tool’s in-built tutorial videos. This means that any member of the Agile team can quickly learn to execute performance tests compared with other tools that require scripting experts.
Prior to the launch of StressTester v7.2, performance testing would typically be executed at the end of the Agile development process. Traditional performance testing tools are not suited for execution during Agile project iterations due to their complex scripting requirements that can add weeks to the project timescale.
Graham Parsons, CEO of Reflective Solutions, comments: “The new release of StressTester™ has been designed to respond to a very real and immediate need in the Agile marketplace and initial feedback we’ve received from the Agile community has been overwhelmingly positive. The standard industry practice of performance testing at the end of the Agile development process, is fundamentally flawed. If performance defects implemented in an early iteration are not discovered until a project is nearing completion, the process of identifying and fixing the problem can lead to costly rework and significant delays to the software release schedule. This can easily threaten the overall success of a project.
“With the new release of StressTester, Agile projects can now execute a performance test during every iteration, if not every day. When a performance defect is created in the code, it will be detected during the current iteration and will be simple and quick to fix. StressTester’s ease-of-use means it can be used by all members of the project team, and its rapid configuration allows performance tests to be executed without delaying the project.”
StressTester is an enterprise class performance testing tool used by global organisations to verify the performance of their mission critical systems. Designed to reduce costs and project timescales by as much as 80 per cent when compared to rival products, the solution offers in-depth analysis of any web application’s performance, scalability and load capacity. The tool provides a feature-rich testing environment, yet does not require a single line of testing script to be written, making StressTester highly accessible and simple to implement.
StressTester™ is an enterprise class performance testing tool used by global organisations to verify the performance of their mission critical systems. Designed to reduce costs and project timescales by as much as 80 per cent when compared to rival products, the solution offers in-depth analysis of any web application’s performance, scalability and load capacity. The tool provides a feature-rich testing environment, yet does not require a single line of testing script to be written, making StressTester™ highly accessible and simple to implement.
StressTester™ has been developed by performance and web load testing specialists Reflective Solutions. With offices in the UK, continental Europe and North America, the company offers enterprise class web application performance testing and monitoring tools as well as tailored consultancy services.
For further information, visit http://www.stresstester.com/