SmartBear Software Improves Load Testing for Web Sites with Rich Internet Applications

LoadComplete 2.0 supports Flash, Flex, AJAX, and Silverlight technologies; Includes performance and reporting enhancements.

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SmartBear Software has released LoadComplete 2.0, the latest version of the company’s load testing tool for Web applications. Featuring new support for rich Internet applications (RIAs), LoadComplete 2.0 now makes it easy to create and run realistic load tests, without scripting, for Web sites built with Adobe Flash and Flex, AJAX, and Microsoft Silverlight technologies. New data presentation and reporting options make it easier for users to control data parameters and interpret and diagnose results to improve the performance, reliability, and user experience of Web applications.

Ian McLeod, EVP and chief products officer, SmartBear, said, “Rich Internet applications are improving the design and user interface of Web sites but are also making it more time-consuming and costly for many organizations to load test. LoadComplete 2.0 offers Web teams more flexibility to efficiently test all aspects of their Web sites without the high licensing costs and complex data configuration that often prevent the frequent testing needed in today’s agile development environments.”

LoadComplete 2.0 delivers:

  • Easy load testing for Web sites built with RIA technologies such as Adobe Flex and Flash, Silverlight, and AJAX

  • Enhanced point-and-click automation for parameterizing test data in AMF, JSON, SOAP, XML, and Silverlight data formats

  • Higher load generation capacity enabling 25 percent more virtual users per node

  • New waterfall charts supporting detailed analysis of the slowest pages, improving a user’s testing productivity by highlighting areas with possible performance problems

LoadComplete 2.0 is the latest addition to the SmartBear Quality Anywhere Platform, which includes TestCompleteT for functional test automation, AlertSite for Web and mobile performance monitoring, and soapUI for testing Web services and APIs, all of which offer extensive support for RIAs.

For additional details on what’s new in LoadComplete, visit

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