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Artificially Intelligent or Creepy

I guess it happened a few years ago when I became a bit more cognizant that those helpful computers were a bit smarter than they first seemed. Perhaps smarter isn’t the right term, perhaps intrusive. The exact incident was when … Continue reading

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Gatling and file variables

At the same time you might wish to replace some of the hard coded values (ie usernames and passwords) with variables as well. It is possible to create lists of values which will be used by Gatling. These feeder lists … Continue reading

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Gatling and Scala

Gatling and the Scala that it uses has quite a bit in common with Java – in this case it is the virtual machine. The Scala code is compiled to byte code and is run on the same JVM that … Continue reading

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Running a Gatling test script

If you create a test script using the recorder or even if you use your favorite editor the scala test code will need to be stored in the simulations directory (ie %gatling_home%\user-files\simulations). The gatling.bat script (ie %gatling_home%\bin) will look in … Continue reading

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Gatling

Of the three load and performance testing tools that I am going to describe Gatling is the new comer. While LoadRunner has been around since 1994 Gatling was first released in 2011 and since then has had 2 major releases … Continue reading

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Performance Testing – LoadRunner

Loadrunner is perhaps the oldest of these three testing tools that I am going to cover. It was created by Mercury Interactive in 1994, sold to Hewlett Packard in 2006 and eventually resold to Micro Focus in 2016. This software … Continue reading

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How much can you process – Performance Testing

Load and performance testing is just like many other types of testing (beta testing, functional, acceptance, regression, unit testing, integration testing) but like them it also has a specific goal. That goal is that a system or service can run … Continue reading

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Hammers and Saws and IOT – oh my

After moving to a new apartment I needed to get some hardware in order to hang a few pictures in the livingroom. A quick trip to the hardware store should allow me to make my apartment a home. While walking … Continue reading

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Repeating myself

It doesn’t seem like all that long ago that I purchased an EDIMAX repeater to fill in the gaps in my home wifi network. This solution did seem to work out for me, which actually means me and my laptop, … Continue reading

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More like postcards than like letters

Every couple of years, sometimes more often, some politician or law enforcement officer brings up that encryption is preventing them from doing their job. Just recently reported in Arstechnica was such an article about the US Attorney General William Barr. … Continue reading

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