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2 June, 2021

Hidden Gems: LoadRunner Developer – Shift Left (For Free)

LoadRunner Developer Shift Left For Free

Performance needs to be built into your software as early as you possibly can. LoadRunner Developer makes this easy. 

Performance is critical to the success of your software solution, but it can’t just be bolted on at the end. A stitch in time saves nine, and solution performance is no exception. The earlier you identify defects, the cheaper they are to fix. 

LoadRunner Developeris a quick and easy way to shift performance left… and it’s completely free.

LoadRunner Developer is Flexible and Free

LoadRunner Developer is the perfect IDE driven performance tool for developers. 

In only a few clicks you can run a 50-user performance test, for free, from a Linux, Windows, or Mac command line or as part of your CI/CD tool. 

Shift Performance Left – Quickly and Easily 

LoadRunner Developer lets you quickly and easily assess the performance of a component or service whilst it’s still in development.

This short Micro Focus video shows how quick and easy it is to:

  1. Download, unzip (no installation) and use LoadRunner Developer
  2. Build and execute a DevWeb script straight from your IDE
  3. Analyse and monitor the performance in Grafana
  4. Upload the scripts to LoadRunner Cloud
https://youtube.com/watch?v=y7Uz5tX2HjU%3F%3Fwmode%3Dopaque%26rel%3D0

Build Assets in Dev – Reuse Them in Test

The DevWeb Protocol is the engine behind LoadRunner Developer and is shared across all LoadRunner products. This means you can create DevWeb scripts during development and they’re still valid and usable during later project stages – when you run broader performance tests with greater volumes.

An example of this is shown in the video above – you can quickly execute your LoadRunner Developer scripts in LoadRunner Cloud if required.

In fact, DevWeb scripts can be created in LoadRunner Developer or VuGen, and they support the latest web technologies including HTTP, HTTPS, HTTP/2, WebSocket and gRPC.

Summary: Shift Left With LoadRunner Developer – Your Flexible and Free Hidden Gem!

LoadRunner Developer lets you quickly shift performance left.

Within minutes you can downloadbuild, and run 50 concurrent user test for free from your CI/CD tool or your IDE of choice – on Linux, Mac, or Windows!

Your tests can then be used further down your development lifecycle in your LoadRunner tool of choice… Cloud, Professional or Enterprise. You can then ramp up the users, broaden the scope and enhance the analysis without needing to rebuild the test.

Is there any reason why you wouldn’t use this completely free hidden gem?

Download LoadRunner Developer from the Micro Focus Marketplace – for free

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Stephen Davis
by Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis is the founder of Calleo Software, a OpenText (formerly Micro Focus) Gold Partner. His passion is to help test professionals improve the efficiency and effectiveness of software testing.

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