Brotli Support in the BrowserUp/BrowserMob Proxy

We are happy to announce Brotli support in the BrowserUp Proxy. The BrowserUp proxy is our fork of the BrowserMob proxy. Brotli is an open source compression scheme by Google that offers superior compression capabilities over GZIP, the most popular alternative.  At present, if you load either Google or Facebook, you'll get web pages ...

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BrowserUp Proxy Release 1.1

We recently released version 1.1 of the BrowserUp Proxy. BrowserUp Proxy is a free utility to watch, test, and manipulate web application network traffic and performance. The BrowserUp proxy is based on a fork of the BrowserMob Proxy, an open source project which hasn't had a release in a few years. It uses the same API as BrowserMob...

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The BrowserUp Proxy – An actively maintained fork/alternative to the BrowserMob Proxy!

We are pleased to announce our new fork of the BrowserMob Proxy, renamed the BrowserUp Proxy. The BrowserMob Proxy played a vital role in the Selenium testing ecosystem by allowing access to network request data, but it has unfortunately not been updated for a couple years. The commercial load testing and monitoring company which mai...

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Coming soon… Free open source Selenium power tool!

We've been working feverishly and, frankly, ignoring social media to focus on developing cool stuff. At the moment, we're working on open sourcing one of our creations--a Java-based Selenium super-driver. We should have something out within the month. The BrowserUp SuperDriver simplifies the creation of clean firefox and chrome profiles for headless selenium web browsing. It should largel...

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Types of Web Application Load Tests

There are a number of different common types of load tests. They each serve different purposes, and vet different capabilities.

Real-World Concurrency Test

A Real-World Concurrency test simulates normal production-like usage and determines the application's scalability. This test is probably the single most important test for vetting a site's capabilities. Pur...

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Quick Load Testing Survey

We've put together a new load testing survey. If you have a moment, we'd love to hear from you, and would greatly appreciate your feedback! >> Take our quick survey >>

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Announcing Our Load Test Scripting Series

We're starting a Load Test Scripting series where we'll cover common areas of site functionality, how to properly script them, and considerations for each type of script. We'll be focusing on common functionality like authentication, product search, purchase, chat, and more. The posts will be tool-agnostic and focus on doing things right rather than any particular vendors or to...

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Estimating Concurrent Users for Load Testing With Google Analytics

When load testing, one of the first questions to figure out is how many concurrent users your testing should target for your real-world concurrency tests. Developing an estimate of your site's maximum concurrent users provides a starting point for defining future performance goals. For a new site, this can be a challenge, but for an existing site, there are many sources of data you can work fro...

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How to Create a Login Script for Load Testing

Scalability-wise, authentication is one of the most critical functions in a web application. Why? For most non-trivial web applications, the majority of their functionality requires prior authentication. The implication here is that the scalability of the system's authentication provides a hard-ceiling on your website’s scalability. If your users can’t login, they can’t get to your website's ot...

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