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Stress Testing: Custom LoadGenerator Tool Identifies the Issues Your Application Faces Under Stress

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It's easy to postpone stress testing when developing an application, and it's easy to forgo it altogether. Having an easy-to-use framework at your fingertips to conduct these tests can make the task far less painful. This article walks you through an application that eases the task of generating load for a variety of layers within an application.

Brian Otto

MSDN Magazine April 2004

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The replace of web application stress tool

Hi i want  know in 2010 what is the replace of web application stress tool. what is the new tool for testing application , not Microsoft test manager,  with out a tema foundatin server a application like jmeter   thamks

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Hi forum,


I am studing from Microsoft's Improving .NET Application Performance and Scalability. The book mentions the use of ACT Application Center Test

to simulate load for a Web Application. Unfortunately, I cannot find this software on the official Microsoft site. Is there any other tool you recommend

to use. I am using VS 2008 Professional...

Test Run: Stress Testing.


Stress testing is a fundamental quality assurance activity that should be part of every significant software testing effort. The key idea behind stress testing is simple: instead of running manual or automated tests under normal conditions, you run your tests under conditions of reduced machine or system resources.

Dr. James McCaffrey

MSDN Magazine May 2006

Performance(Load/Stress) testing in the SharePoint 2010?


I have SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise based small farm. Farm consist of 2 servers. All users are in AD. This Intranet portal is currently on development phase and we don't have all 300 users active. There are currenly only 10 users who are part of the development project.

How to test performance of the SharePoint farm?

In past, I used to test performance of SharePoint 2007 with SQL Server Profiler and Windows Server 2003 Performance Monitor. Is this method good enough to measure actual performance? Any better tools for this?

How about load testing of SharePoint 2010 Server?

Is there tools can generate loads and reports?

Any experience about Load testing with Visual Studio 2010?

Load testing tool the Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Toolkit is for testing SharePoint 2007?

Is Load testing tool totally wrong tool for SharePoint 2010 Server?



Load / Stress testing SharePoint with WCAT


Is anyone able to provide a sample WCAT script that can be used to do load-testing for Sharepoint 2010 (actually, 2007 would work as well)?

The Web Capacity Analysis Tool from the IIS team is a great tool for load testing - lightweight, multi-Client-machine... but I cannot see how to get it working for SharePoint (actually, for any type of NTLM Authenticated sites). Any help would be greatly appreciated - I imagine MS has some scripts they've used in the past, but I can't get any response from the forum at the IIS site. The User guide is not that clear on how to set it up for a SharePoint intranet scenario.

http://www.iis.net/community/default.aspx?tabid=34&g=6&i=1467 (WCAT) - http://forums.iis.net/p/1167773/1943782.aspx#1943782 (IIS Forum Request including the code I've come up with).

Thanks - Brad

Brad Saide
brad.saide[replace with @]gmail.com

Fuzz Testing: Create a Custom Test Interface Provider for Team System


Dan Griffin shows the extensibility of Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Testers by discussing the modification of the existing Test Interface Provider sample in the latest Visual Studio SDK and implements Fuzz Testing.

Dan Griffin

MSDN Magazine November 2007

Enterprise Library: Take Exception To Critical Errors With Custom Application Blocks


Enterprise Library is a collection of application functionality blocks that you can re-use in your application for common functionality you'd otherwise have to write again and again. Here Jay Hilyard explains how to use them.

Jay Hilyard

MSDN Magazine September 2006

{ End Bracket }: Creating a Custom Metrics Tool


Metrics play an important role in our lives. Even if we don't realize it or characterize it as such, many daily activities have the potential to be quantified to some degree. So it's not surprising that metrics play an even greater role in the workplace, where there are goals and a bottom line and where much of a day's activity can be summarized in numbers.

Stephen Toub

MSDN Magazine April 2005

.NET Internals: Tailor Your Application by Building a Custom Forms Designer with .NET


The design-time architecture of Windows Forms in the .NET Framework has made development much more flexible than it had been with MFC. With Windows Forms, you can drag one of your custom controls from the toolbox and drop it onto the Visual Studio design surface and even though Windows Forms knows nothing about the control, it's able to host it and let you manipulate its properties-not possible in MFC. In this article, the author discusses what's going on under the covers as you design your forms and then walks through the creation of a bare-bones forms designer.

Sayed Y. Hashimi

MSDN Magazine December 2004

Testing: Perform Code Coverage Analysis with .NET to Ensure Thorough Application Testing


When running your tests how do you know which parts of your product code are actually executed and tested? This article presents a complete system called Fundamental Function code coverage that operates at the method level. The author gives an overview of the system so you can understand code coverage principles, explains the key parts of the underlying code, and discusses how code coverage fits into the overall product development cycle. After reading this article you will be able to perform code coverage analysis on any .NET software system.

James McCaffrey

MSDN Magazine April 2004

Error Handling: Throwing Custom Exception Types from a Managed COM+ Server Application


Exception handling semantics in .NET are based on type, so you can create custom exceptions that have their own properties and methods. In .NET, exceptions are first-class citizens, and since they're the built-in error handling mechanism, all .NET-compliant languages must support exceptions. In addition, COM+ services are available to .NET code as Enterprise Services, so you can leverage exceptions in your Enterprise Services design.In this article the author describes custom exceptions, throwing exceptions across COM interop boundaries, and working with Enterprise Services.

Bob DeRemer

MSDN Magazine March 2004

Web Services Testing Tool



Do we have any Web Services Testing tools in .net. i mean using that tool i should able to know that web service is working or not and which methods or services exposing to the client app.

Custom tool error: Failed to generate code for the service reference 'CompanyService'. Please che


A little background because I feel I have an out of the ordinary architecture in place and don't know if this is contributing to the problem. 

We have an existing ASP.net application that is undergoing expansion.  The new functionality is all written in Silverlight 4.  As part of that expansion I gutted all the old Linq to SQL and put Entity Framework 4 into place.  To do this I created a standard .net Class Library and added my edmx files there.  Naturally, the business entities created by this cannot be used in Silverlight.  So I created a Silverlight Class Library and added all the business entities to that Silverlight Class Library as linked files.  I changed the name space to be the same.

So I have the following assembly / namespaces

Company.Project.Dal.csproj / Company.Project.Entities (.net 4 class library)

Company.Project.Entities.csproj / Company.Project.Entities (SL4 class library)

With this architecture I was able to share my business entities with my SL enabled web services, my asp.net projects, my silverlight projects.  Really it's a beautiful thing.

Once this was done I added "message" classes to Company.Project.Dal and again shared them with the other entites using linked files.  These messages are things like MyObjectRequest; they are class

WebSite Testing Tool - Best One



I am lookinf for a Unit testing Tool for asp.net web application. i intended to use visual studio 2008 web test. Please tell me where can i get nice tutorials to start up on this tool. and also suggest me is any other web testing tools out there.

Managing Custom Configuration Options for a SharePoint Application

Learn how to store configuration data in various ways, including inside the web.config file on front-end Web servers, by using the property bag on various Windows SharePoint Services objects, storing configuration data within SharePoint lists, and by using the hierarchical object storage.
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