WAPT 4.0: Web Site Load, Stress and Performance Testing

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In contrast to "800-pound gorilla" load testing tools, WAPT is designed to minimize the learning curve and give the user an ability to create a heavy load from a single regular workstation. You can create a basic test scenario and get meaningful information about your performance landscape in a matter of minutes.

SoftLogica LLC announces WAPT 4.0, the new version of its load, stress and performance testing tool for web sites, web servers and applications with web interfaces.

In contrast to "800-pound gorilla" load testing tools, WAPT is designed to minimize the learning curve and give the user an ability to create a heavy load from a single regular workstation. You can create a basic test scenario and get meaningful information about your performance landscape in a matter of minutes. WAPT is able to generate up to 2000 simultaneously acting virtual users for an "average" test scenario using standard hardware configuration (Pentium 4 2GHz, 512MB RAM, Gigabit Ethernet).

WAPT creates a test workload which is virtually the same as the load experienced by a web site in the real world. For example, for retail sites, some users may be surfing the catalog, others searching for a specific product and submitting an order, while an administrator may be updating the catalog. Taking into account that various users perform different actions while browsing your site, the program lets you define as many different profiles of virtual user, as types of real web application users.

Virtual users in each profile are fully customizable. They can have individual IP address (IP spoofing), user name and password, and persistent cookies, to name a few. Basic and Integrated Windows (NTLM) authentication methods are supported. The program handles user-specific dynamic hidden values and session variables assigned by a server.

Graphs and reports are shown in real-time, thus helping to manage the web site performance testing process. You don’t need to wait for the completion of the test to get results, so if you have already identified a problem, you can stop the test, fix the problem and start the test again to check for performance changes. WAPT provides graphs and reports at different levels of detail to facilitate detection of possible bottlenecks. At first you can take a look at summary reports to see if there are any problems, then depending on the type of problem you can go to graphs and reports showing performance for specific pages and user profiles.

The command line interface allows you to integrate WAPT into the existing development environment. Standard XML files are used to store test scenarios and can be modified by third party software. WAPT supports different language encodings, so you can test web sites in virtually any language, including forms and dynamic content.

Web Site: http://www.loadtestingtool.com.

Program Interface: http://www.loadtestingtool.com/wapt.gif.

Pricing and Availability:

WAPT is designed for Microsoft Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003.

The 30-day trial version with full set of features limited to 20 concurrent virtual users can be downloaded at http://www.loadtestingtool.com/wapt.exe.

The program is priced at $250 (USD) per license. Volume discounts are available.

Free technical support is provided by phone (+7.383.3306149).

Publisher & Editorial Information:

IT reviewers are encouraged to use this press release and any other related materials. We will be pleased to grant you a free registration key. If you do not consider electronically distributed software, please e-mail us with the details of your postal address and we will send you a jewel case. Cover media editors are authorized to include the 30-day trial version of WAPT 4.0 in their CD/DVD-ROMs.

This press release is available online at http://www.loadtestingtool.com/press-release-wapt40-en.html

Interface Screenshot, Jewel Case and Company Logo images in printable quality (TIFF, CMYK, 300 dpi):

http://www.loadtestingtool.com/wapt-artwork.zip (1.53Mb)

http://www.softlogica.com/softlogica-logo.zip (52kb)

Editorial Contacts:

Sergey Petrov, SoftLogica LLC

Lavrentjeva Ave, 6 – 201

Novosibirsk

630090

Russia

Tel: +7 (383) 3306149

Toll free (US): 1-888-364-6797

Web: http://www.softlogica.com

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