Load Testing Tool Tutorial - Apica ZebraTester

Advanced Performance Reporting & Load Testing Tools




smart performance testing

Smart Performance Testing Starts with the Right Tools

Apica ZebraTester is one of the most accurate and easy-to-use load testing tools currently available.

ZebraTester uses advanced script management technology to pinpoint precisely when and where performance issues begin.

Knowing and testing your load capacity leads to more satisfied customers, optimized website and application resources, and better infrastructure investment choices.


Apica ZebraTester - the Ultimate Load Testing Tool

mobile testing

Mobile Load Testing

Record native device traffic via ProxySetting. Capture and reply WS/API calls over http/https.

browser testing

Supported Web Standards

HTTP and HTTPS, HTML forms, HTML hyperlinks, HTML redirects, CGI parameters, JSON data, XML and SOAP, and WebDAV for extracting and assigning dynamic session parameters at runtime and more.

test integrations

Protection Against False Positives

Automatically compare current test response data to originally recorded responses using a unique heuristic algorithm.

false positive

Detailed Results and Reports

ZebraTester comes with 24 standard charts that incorporate statistics at each layer, plus a custom PDF reporting tool. PDF reports include real-time comments that provide insight into “what if” scenarios such as response time behavior and stability under varying load conditions.

results reports

Automate Test Generation

Up to 30 available command lines directly automate test generation without using the GUI. Tests automatically execute and generate results, including PDF report creation and use of the integrated Web Crawler.

automate test generation

Flexible Payment Options

Monthly, pay-as-you-go, and user-based pricing options allow individuals and teams to access powerful features for both special, one-time projects and regular testing.



Create and Run Scripts with Ease

Apica ZebraTester offers a unique, powerful GUI which does not require you to learn any scripting language. There is no need to implement complicated regular expressions, even if you need to extract session parameters from HTML, JSON, and XML data.

All the rich product features are directly accessible through the high-performance, user-friendly portal.

Tutorial

create run scripts

Configure and Run Load Tests from a Local Machine or Apica's Cloud Service


install zebratester

1. Install and Initiate ZebraTester

With this open-source Firefox plugin, you can easily record, edit, and save your own scripts.

Record a click sequence on the site you wish to test in order to simulate real user behavior, such as making a purchase, booking a flight, logging in to a website portal, etc. Play back and edit the sequence before saving it.

Existing scripts can be uploaded and run as multiple users/load tests from the Apica LoadTest portal.

This short video will guide you through the installation and do basic setup to help you get started with Apica ZebraTester.

Play Video

2. Create a Script and Generate Load

This short video will show you how to create a script, and setup and initiate a small load test using Apica ZebraTester.

Play Video
create generate scripts
zebratester script tool

3. Create a Script and Generate a Test

This short video will guide you through how to create your own load test clusters using the local load generator agent configurations.

Play Video

4. Using the Load Test Portal

Learn to create your own load test agents using Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2).

Play Video
tool and portal


    ****Basic support (included in yearly rental prices) Basic product support includes:
  • Installation email support for first 30 days (subscription license required)
  • Bug reporting and web access FAQ technical support access
  • Extended how-to videos and online tutorial providing step-by-step instructional use of the tool
  • New releases including major and minor software upgrades.

¹ The prices quoted do not include VAT.

Download ZebraTester 5.4-I

For Use in the Apica LoadTest Portal

Your free Apica ZebraTester script tool allows you to create scripts and manage tests using a free local load generation instance known as an “Exec Agent” for up to 20 minutes per load test. Easily expand loads as your needs require.

Get Started - Installation and Configuration Guide - Browser Recording Extension

Windows


Windows Server Edition (64 bit)

Mac OS X


Linux
(Ubuntu preferred)


Download ProxySniffer 5.1-C

For Use in WPM Portal

Your free Apica ZebraTester script tool allows you to create scripts and manage tests using a free local load generation instance known as an “Exec Agent” for up to 10 minutes per load test. Easily expand loads as your needs require.

Windows


Windows Server Edition (64 bit)

Mac OS X


Linux
(Ubuntu preferred)


Download ZebraTester Documentation

Core Documentation  V5.4-I English Last Revised
Installation and Configuration Guide February 22, 2016
Firefox Recording Extension Handbook October 8, 2015
User's Guide July 20, 2015
Handling of "Dynamically-Exchanged Session Parameters" July 15, 2015
Release Notes March 10, 2016
Advanced Documentation  V5.4-I English Last Revised
Application Reference Manual March 8, 2016
GitHub Integration Manual March 8, 2016
PrxBasic Language Reference Manual March 8, 2016
Recording HTTP/S Traffic from any iPhone and iPad by using "Pure Cloud" July 16, 2015
Load Test Plug-In Developer Handbook July 16, 2015
Recorder Plug-In Developer Handbook July 15, 2015
PDF Report Templates Handbook July 16, 2015
Using PKCS#11 Security Devices July 16, 2015
Executing Load Tests with Google Protocol Buffer (protobuf) Messages July 15, 2015
Converting JMeter Tests to Apica ZebraTester July 15, 2015
Executing JUnit Test Cases as ZebraTester Load Test July 15, 2015
Using Apica Inside Performance Monitoring Controller with Apica ZebraTester May 21, 2015
A Guide to Getting Started with Successful Load Testing July 16, 2015