Saturday, October 20, 2007

New Monitoring Support Commands Introduced

The most recent eValid release includes two new commands aimed at making the job of timing complete sessions easier and more logical:
  • The TimeStamp command lets you create a separate file that records the exact time -- in elapsed playback seconds -- for various checkpoints in your script.
  • The SaveReport command creates a separate file, with messages under user control, depending on where the commands are found in the playback script.
The main advantage of these commands is that you can run a multi-step monitoring playback, but break up the time phases within the playback session into meaningful sections, e.g. getting ready, loggin on, selecting something, moving to checkout, choosing the shipping, etc.

Monday, October 15, 2007

New eVlite Benchmarks Completed

There are new benchmark data available for eValid's eVlite Limited Fidelity Playback feature.

At the high end of capacity, our new benchmarks show that, using a fairly fast PC that is running up to 20 copies of eVlite at one time, you can simulate the activity of 20,000 user playbacks simultaneously.

Remember, this activity is "non-coherent" in the sense that there is no session memory or context involved. eVlite playbacks are similar to those normally available when using a loading engine based on HTTP protocol activity. In the eValid context, eVlite work is used to create a background of high activity while measuring the performance of realistic, in the foreground, context sensitive test sessions.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Index Commands Augmented

Two new commands, IndexSubmitClick and IndexInputValue, have been added to the group of commands that allow for manipulation of DOM index values.

These commands provide the eValid user with the ability to identify an object on the face of a page and to either click on it or feed it a value -- independent of where the object is on the page.

Friday, October 5, 2007

STAN, PROF, PAGEMAP Feature Normalization

It's housekeeping time! Over the last several years quite a few new eValid commands have been introduced, but in some cases we have not been as consistent as we should have been. Some commands' siblings -- with nearly identical functionality -- require different levels of playback feature key. It was time to normalize, and we have done that.

Some commands that were PROF level now are STAN, and some that were PROF now require PAGEMAP. If you are advised, after you update to the latest eValid version, that some commands now require a higher level feature key that you have, let us know and we will make the appropriate modifications to your license file.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Validation of Document URL Command Extended

The new Document URL Validation Extension feature provides a method for checking page URLs in more detail than before. In addition to validating the complete URL (the original capability) you now can validate the server name, the protocol type, or even a partial URL.