Data Generator

My colleague and friend Mauricio (@mvgiacomello) shared a useful tip on Data Generation.

There is a web application that can generate test data based on a set of parameters. It can export the data on HTML, Excel, CSV, SQL and XML.

Their website has a demo that can generate up to 200 records. If you need more, you can download the code and deploy to your own server!

Here is what they say:

Ever needed custom formatted sample / test data, like, bad? Well, that’s the idea of the Data Generator. It’s a free, open source script written in JavaScript, PHP and MySQL that lets you quickly generate large volumes of custom data in a variety of formats for use in testing software, populating databases, and scoring with girls.

You can check it out at: http://www.generatedata.com/#generator

Recording Citrix scripts on LoadRunner

[UPDATE]

Scott from LoadTester also shared a new guide:

LoadRunner and Citrix – Advanced Techniques

A few weeks ago I’ve came to find an interesting article about the Citrix protocol on LoadRunner, with a few best practices that may make your life easier if you really have to record Citrix scripts on LR.

Since I got a lot of replies on my previous Citrix post (How to evaluate the response time of a Citrix application), I though that it would be a great addition to share this article with you.

Performance Testing Citrix Applications With LoadRunner [UPDATED LINK]

I’ve been also working with another tool to test Citrix application. It is developed by Citrix itself and it’s called EdgeSight for Load Testing. So far it seems to work very well and it’s easier to record the scripts in it (synchronization commands are added automatically). If you have the time and money to test this tool I would say that it’s worth a shot.

If you’re facing the same issues as me, let me know of your thoughts!