Tools and Technology
Load Generators We are able to offer a varierty of load generation hosting solutions and this enables us to choose an apporach that best meets the requirements of the assignments. Options include:
Use of our own equipment installed on site.
Installation of tools on client supplied machines
Cloud based load generation
Our load generation equipment ranges from high specification tower machins enhanced with multiple server class network interfaces to larger multiprocessors servers designed to act as hosts in virtualized data centres.
Load Generation Tools The team has extensive experience of using mainstream commercial load generation platforms to apply loads at very high scale. Tools used include:
LoadRunner with Web and SAP protocols
QALoad Web protocol
Over and above these mainstream skill sets there exists a successful track record of developing sophisticated custom tool extensions applying technologies such as:
gSOAP for XML Web Services
C++/JNI/Java for Java RMI
C/C++ for Web handling
Scheduling, Data Generation and Analysis Robust development skills spanning multiple languages and platforms permit the application of custom technology to support effective and efficient delivery of objectives. From offline prescheduling of realistic load through automatic test data growth and generation to custom audit and reconcillation automation the team's development and use of custom tools enables testing that is beyond the capabilities of mainstream test suppliers.
Our Thoughts The articles in this collection represent our views and opinions on issues in professional IT delivery. Naturally the bias is towards testing and management; however some articles range further afield. Shaped by our own experiences, both successes and failures, they aim to stimulate thought, debate and maybe change amongst readers. See the examples on the sidebar to the right