The Evolution of StresStimulus

(2 releases per annum)   x   (~40 new features)   x   (12 years)

  • V5.9

    The main highlights of v5.9 are the introduction of the observability from multiple platforms, like Grafana and Sumo logic, through the open Times Series Database Platform InfluxDB, support for testing of four additional communication protocols, and enhanced continuous testing with advanced role-based messaging. [more]

  • V5.8

    v5.8 continues a decade-long practice of releasing sizable StresStimulus version upgrades every 6 months to consistently build a better tool. It introduced 4 dozen new features improving all areas of performance testing, including streamlined scenarios recording, rapid scripting, handling more diverse test data, and versatile distributed testing. [more]

  • V5.7

    v5.7 introduced version control, enhanced performance analytics, and gave more granular control over the test execution. Now users can store scrips in any Git-based repository, filter columns in the performance analyzer grids, and manage individual test cases in runtime. Obfuscating passwords in the authentication datasets added script security. 45+ new features in all [more]

  • V5.6

    In v5.6, time-period reporting added an extra dimension to the performance reporting; a new level of recoverability protects real-time metrics data from any computer crash; 40+ other features make the load-testing job easier. [more]

  • V5.5

    Following the StresStimulus community-driven roadmap, v5.5 introduced load testing with real browsers and extended the StresStimulus scope into automation. Now you can use the existing Selenium functional testing script for load-testing. For automation, configure components with required behavior, add them to the workflow, and set up its multithreaded execution. 40+ new features. [more]

  • V5.4

    5.4 brings robust programmatic capabilities to the test designer without the hurdles of manual scripting. Visual Studio load test users got a familiar UI with richer capabilities. Supercharged extractors, dynamic expressions instead of constants, and the #1 autocorrelation, which got even better, allow to craft the most complex test faster. 40+ new features in all. [more]

  • V5.3

    v5.3 introduced teamwork capabilities for creating and sharing complex tests. Now you can seamlessly integrate test cases in a network environment. New advanced programmability and the upgraded UI allows doing more in less time. Many of the 3+ dozen new features were proposed by the StresStimulus User Community [more]

  • V5.2

    v5.2 added Azure platform to available cloud testing options, broadened scripting scope to multi test-cases, and expanded test workflow programmability to include scriptable variables. 50+ new features and enhancements are focused on simplifying StresStimulus adoption and increasing testing productivity. [more]

  • V5.1

    v5.1 introduced goal-oriented testing, load testing web sockets, integration with Jenkins and 3+ dozen other features. It is another massive upgrade to StresStimulus for performance testing Enterprise scenarios on any platform. More versatile test designer now can create any testing script in less time and with fewer mouse clicks. Upgraded UI is friendlier to new users to shorten the learning curve. [more]

  • V5.0

    Cloud testing with auto-provisioning load generators, IP spoofing for testing load balancers and No-Proxy recording for supporting all native mobile apps is just a few of 60+ new features included in v 5.0. Test designer now supports test profiles and has many other high productivity upgrades. Overall 5.0 added broader application support, simplified scenario recording, enhanced reporting, and more robust load generators. [more]

  • V4.9

    v4.9 increased endurance of load generators that now support peak load and custom load patterns, added autocorrelation pattern templates that broaden the range of applications supported out-of-the-box, upgraded test designer for higher user productivity, and brought 3+ dozen other high-value improvements. [more]

  • V4.8

    With autocorrelation patterns in v4.8 any correlation rule created once will be automatically added to all future scenarios when necessary. Another top highlight of v4.8 is support for Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations and Unified Service Desk. [more]

  • V4.7

    Version 4.7 added monitoring via Web Windows server infrastructure under load that supports hundreds of performance counters, unparalleled support for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Enterprise and compatibility with upstream proxies for painless scenario recording in any corporate network environment. In all, there are 40+ high-impact features and improvements. [more]

  • V4.6

    The focus of version 4.6 is on test visualization, extending support for new lines of Enterprise products, and integration with other systems. We added Hex and Web views, visual replay of traversing test cases, and webpage screenshots on test reports. Dynamics CRM recorded scenarios are now supported universally. Visual Studio users can load tests applications that were untestable before by importing their StresStimulus script. [more]

  • V4.5

    V4.5, launched today, focuses on robust correlation, a versatile test workflow and extensibility. The test designer is upgraded to simplify manual correlation of test scripts and make them more accurate, supporting an even broader set of Enterprise applications. Several new object types such as Rendezvous, Delays and Skip to Next were added to more closely emulate real user activity. And now you can programmatically extend StresStimulus functionality and behavior by writing your own .NET code. [more]

  • V4.3

    4.3 was unveiled today, making major improvements to the test designer and adding a bundle of new metrics to performance reports. A consolidated test case tree replaced two partial trees, and support for nested transactions, loops and pages was added. [more]

  • V4.2

    V4.2, released today, brought the depth of performance reporting in load tests to a new level. It added multiuser waterfall analysis, activity charts and 90 more new features and enhancements. Now you can compare the virtual users' experience and visualize the elements most vulnerable to high load websites. [more]

  • V4.0

    V4.0 went live today with 50+ features. It brought all new performance analytics, reporting and added Linux/Unix server monitoring. Now users can complete performance analysis quickly and accurately thanks to hyperlinked performance views, displayed on a multi-tab UI which helps to quickly locate performance bottlenecks. [more]

  • V3.7

    V3.7, launched today, removed the guesswork from load testing thanks to a new test wizard. Killer autocorrelation saves 80% of the time spent on creating test script and makes almost any test ready to run out-of-the box. [more]

  • V3.5

    V3.5, released today, targets Enterprise QA and development teams. This update simplifies performance testing of complex sites by adding enhanced autocorrelation, support for loops, conditional transactions, sequential test case groups, and more. [more]

  • V3.0

    V3.0, launched today, ensures highest test fidelity due to smart auto-configuration technology and 50+ other features. It includes both Fiddler-integrated and standalone versions, log query builder, and support for Adobe AIR and Flash applications. Recording from any web browser, non-browser applications or mobile device is also now supported. [more]

  • V2.8

    v2.8, released today, brought data generators and functions for more versatile testing, robust XML scripting, and 50+ other features and enhancements. The auto-configurator and Parameter Finder save time during test configuration. Support for Windows 8, IE 10 and Fiddler 4 was added. [more]

  • V2.5

    v2.5 went live today with 60+ features. It brought the new Enterprise "look and feel" and made configuration of the most complex tests even easier. New features include transactions, XPath extractors, session and extractor validation trees, StresStimulus inspectors, auto-cloning parameters, randomized think times and more. [more]

  • V2.0

    V2.0, released today, introduced the Enterprise Edition. This version added more than 3 dozen new features such as distributed testing, multi-test cases, validators, parameterization headers and more. [more]

  • V1.7

    v1.7, released today, targets added support for Silverlight WCF binary. Now you can parameterize headers, any part of a value or multiple requests in one sweep, modify your test case in a treeview, schedule load tests, and more. [more]

  • V1.5

    V1.5, released today, can run tests of any size. Over 40 new features include extractors, parameterization control with regular expression and wildcard support, JSON and XML support, test comparison, health monitor, test verification, and more. [more]

  • V1.2

    V1.2, released today, enhanced browser cache emulation, added test case recorder and visual navigation replay for more realistic load tests and ease of use. [more]

  • V1.1

    V1.1 with over two-dozen new features and a substantial performance overhaul is available. V1.1 added support for browser and network mix, cache control, step-by-step execution, VU on-demand, extended reporting and more. [more]

  • V1.0

    V1.0 went live today. [more]