Performance Testing @ the Frontline

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Archive for February, 2009

Using a custom DLL in LoadRunner

Posted by Kim on Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Sometimes LoadRunner does not provide all the needed features that one needs when doing performance testing. One option is to write DLL’s to handle the needed stuff and writing your own custom DLL’s is really easy once you get the hang of it!

I needed to do a few HTTP calls “under the radar” from a script so using Delphi 2009 I wrote my own HTTPClient DLL that allows me to do a HTTP GET to a specific URL without adding to the statistics (Pages and Hits/Sec stats). Read the rest of this entry »

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Optimizing a Delphi 2009 app using Firebird 2.5 Alpha 1

Posted by Kim on Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The last few days I’ve spent optimizing an application written in Delphi 2009 that talks to a Firebird database using the standard TIBDatabase, TIBTransaction and TIBSQL components¬† The application needs to do alot of reading/writing to the database, and was rather slow so I had to optimize it a little … Read the rest of this entry »

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