LoadLogic : A quick introduction
A good cowboy is a cowboy that has a correctly functioning pistol and a fully 4 legged horse. The same can be said for quality assurance testers. To optimize your chances of success you must equip yourself with the best tools available on the market. However, the list of tools at there disposition is very long, and finding the right one might be harder than it seems. Understanding a tool and knowing how to use it can easily transform into an obstacle that will slow down your work/testing in software quality assurance. And that’s why we will try to give you a brief introduction to our LoadLogic solution by giving you a step by step explanation of its functions.
What is LoadLogic and why use it
LoadLogic is an advanced load testing solution offered by SQALogic. LoadLogic doesn’t only let us test, it also lets us optimize your infrastructure while at the same time staying integrated to the agile workflow and devops methodology. LoadLogic is comprised of many market leading solutions, such as: Jmeter , Gatling, Redline13, loadrunner cloud, and many others. The combination of these tools is what makes the LoadLogic solution so unique and performant. We will bring the right toolkit to get the job done fast and efficiently.
How to use LoadLogic
As part of the process, our experts will work with you and your team to identify the proper scenarios. For every key business step present in the application under test (AUT), a scenario will have to be developed.
The next step would be to select the target environment. Based on industries best practices, we will either opt to work with the customer in provisioning a replication of their production environment or chose to perform tests against their live system during quiet windows.
Once the needs are identified and the target environment is selected or created, we will leverage the best tools to script the scenarios, for example, Jmeter or gatling could be used. The goals of these scenarios will be to emulate “realworld” users. The scenario’s code will contain the exact actions of the tested user. In addition, it is of the utmost importance that the data used for the tests be as close to production data. That test data can be created manually or be gathered from an already existing production environment and then masked for security reasons.
Before launching the actual scenario, it is necessary to conduct a series of calibration tests with limited users. These tests will let us identify any bugs throughout all the steps of your scenarios and understand the behavior of said transactions when no load is delivered to the system. During this debugging phase, often we will include backend metrics in order to correlate and assist in identifying root causes.
Once the test is launched and done, all that will be left for you to do is to analyze the results. The high level reports will be generated by LoadLogic, but you will also have access to the downloadable graphic and detailed reports. You can easily chose to open the Jmeter dashboard in your navigator to see these, and then download them all.
This brief description of how LoadLogic functions will offer you a global view of this tool. We invite you to contact our team for any further explanations!