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As promised, here are the slides and code samples from my Load Testing ASP.NET & WebAPI with Visual Studio 2013 talk that I did today at VSLive San Francisco 2015. Here’s the abstract: It’s a common problem: you’re getting close to when you’re supposed to deploy your new ASP.NET…(Read More)


My third course for Pluralsight went live this morning!  Load Testing with Visual Studio 2012 Is your application slow? Do you want to make sure it *isn’t* slow? Want to know what happens when a lot of people start using you application? Well, Visual Studio 2012’s Load Testing tools can help you…(Read More)


(Update August 5, 2014: The latest version now has the ability to do math as part of your web performance and load tests.) I’ve been doing a lot of work with Visual Studio 2012 Web Performance Tests and as part of that, I’ve written a handful of custom Validation Rules and Extraction Rules…(Read More)


Just wrapped up speaking at Microsoft TechEd New Orleans 2013.  As promised, here are the slides and demos from the talk I did with Brian Randell.  Testing and Debugging Microsoft SharePoint Applications with Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Visual Studio 2012 updates 1 and 2 have introduced a host of new capabilities to make…(Read More)


As promised here are the slides and links for my Identify & Fix Performance Problems with Visual Studio 2012 talk that I did at Code Camp in Cambridge today (10/20/2012). It’s a common problem: you’re getting close to when you’re supposed to deploy your new ASP.NET or WCF application…(Read More)


I wrote an article for Visual Studio Magazine recently and it was posted earlier this week.  Load Testing with Custom Performance Counters. This article discusses how to use Web Performance Tests (WPTs) and Load Tests in Visual Studio 2012 to help find and fix performance problems in your applications.  I also discuss how…(Read More)


I spoke at TechEd Orlando 2012 last week and did a session called “Identity & Fix Performance Problems with Visual Studio 2012.”  I ran into some problems with my demos because my hard drives started failing soon after I got to Florida.  Let’s just say that multiple BSODs in the middle of…(Read More)


If you read this blog from time to time, you know that I do a fair amount with Visual Studio Load Testing.  Well, when I’m working with a customer who hosts their apps inside of VMWare, it’s always been a just pain to know what’s *really* going on with processor utilization…(Read More)


This doesn’t make a shred of sense to me but I’ve been working on running some MSTest unit tests as part of a Visual Studio 2010 Load Test on a VS2010 Load Test Rig and ran into a very weird problem.  Most of the unit tests behave perfectly when run as part…(Read More)


I was setting up a Visual Studio Load Test rig for a customer recently and we ran into a handful of problems related to Performance Monitor Counters.  Here are a couple of the problems and their solutions. Problem #1: You run the load tests on the Load Test rig and you get an error…(Read More)