AppLoader enables load and performance testing from the user perspective for software quality assurance of even the most complex application environment. The solution tests through all elements of business applications, including all third party apps and Citrix without adding plugins or wrappers. AppLoader replicates front end user activity of up to thousands of users, and includes a code free scenario builder.
AppLoader’s intelligent engine replicates human interaction with applications from all access points including fat, thin clients, and web portals, and provides valuable data about the user experience complete with screenshots of failures. The platform is comprised of 4 modules: the AppLoader Injector, the AppLoader Controller, the AppLoader Reporter, and the ScenarioBuilder.
AppLoader enables users to build any type of scenario without scripting, (including keyboard inputs, mouse events, if conditions, etc.) and replay those actions as an automat. Users can indicate WAIT times to prevent the scenario from proceeding until those same objects appear at playback time, ensuring the script does not get desynchronized even if the application becomes less responsive. For Windows objects without a “handle”, AppLoader provides a way to capture bitmaps around the mouse cursor, so that playback discontinues until the bitmaps appear at playback time.
AppLoader also generates performance reports, charts, and triggers alarms if playback exceeds recording time by a certain percentage. AppLoader not only works as a tool to load stress applications on IT platforms, but is also useful for tracking user satisfaction. Additionally, the platform works with Terminal Services from Microsoft for whenever there is a need to simulate users accessing specific application. Users can set a Terminal Server to host virtual users instead of setting up physical PCs.
This is part of Automai's Robotic Automation Platform. Scenarios created for Performance testing can be used for regression testing, monitoring, and for virtual workforce (RPA).
As a load and performance tester, my job is to find the peeks and performance failures in the clients' systems, and report them.
I used AppLoader for more than 50 clients' projects, and the clients love the reports and graphs generated by the tool, as it helps them correct performance failures.
What I liked the most about AppLoader, is that it can test almost all types of applications (desktop, webservices, web applications...), you just need a human machine interface.
I loved the reports generated by AppLoader and the easiness of launching parallel users at the same time.
I also loved the instant reporting and the screenshots of the failures during the test.
I enjoyed the easiness of using ScenarioBuilder to create the performance scenarios.
The greatest thing about this software, and I am sure all AppLoader's users will answer the same, is the reactivity and quality of the support team. They are always available and reactive and very helpful in case of problems with the software.
What I liked the least about it, is its price. AppLoader is very expensive when comparing it to other tools for performance and load testing in the market. Therefore, it cannot be used by small sized companies.
I am currently a load test engineer at Capgemini, and so we run large load campaigns to our clients' applications. Clients use different languages and different technologies in their applications, so we have to use a tool that fits to all that. AppLoader meets with what we and our customers want: automating the scenarios, setting up the test plan and running the test shots with the number of users that client wants; delivering high quality reports at the end of the load shots.
-AppLoader is very easy to understand and to use since each feature contains informations on what it means and how to use it, also when automating scenarios, the tool is very easy.
-AppLoader can load test all types of applications and all types of languages since it's based on image recognition.
-The quality of the report generated by the tool in the end of each load test shot.
-The greatest thing about this software is the support, the support team is very efficient ; they are always available whenever we have an issue with the tool, they provide us with help, support and problem fixing.
-The software misses clicking on images or on buttons from time to time and it causes the scenario's failure.
-Sometimes the tool exceeds the shot's execution time and has to be stopped manually.
positive. we have had some initial teething problems with the config but these are to be expected.
your support team has been very helpful in resolving our issues but as mentioned above the time difference between Ireland and California has meant that the process has sometimes taken longer than we would have liked
the ease of use. I've used other performance tools in the past which end up requiring more coding than the applications they are supposed to test... so the fact that scripts can be built from the GUI without the need to write code is a definite plus
when we have needed support the response has been uniformly helpful and positive. the lack of a support line covering European working hours has delayed resolving issues a couple of times. Is theer no way that members of the support team in California could work staggered shifts to cover non US based clients
Improve SLA and provide a timely and real response to software problem
One of a kind monitoring software that able to emulate human interface and detect any abnormally in the software and send alert accordingly or create a history of performance from the human experience perspective
A bit tedious to configure if monitoring steps are too complex. But I think it is the nature of the complexity software
Ease of scripting, Protocol independent, User friendly, ultimate performance monitoring and supports DevOps life cycle
Not recommended for huge load due to infrastructure issues. Seeing issues with rUserManager during run time.
Pricing is based on size of load test.
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AppLoader offers the following pricing plans:
Starting from: US$2 500,00
Pricing model: Free, Subscription
Free Trial: Available
Pricing is based on size of load test.
AppLoader offers the following features:
AppLoader has the following typical customers:
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business
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AppLoader offers the following support options:
FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials