Automated Acceptance Testing with Load Impact and TeamCity (New Plugin)

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As you know, Continuous Integration (CI) is used by software engineers to merge multiple developers’ work several times a day. And load testing is how companies make sure that code performs well under normal or heavy use.

So, naturally, we thought it wise to develop a plugin for one of the most widely used CI servers out there – TeamCity by JetBrains. TeamCity is used by developers at a diverse set of industry leaders around the world – from Apple, Twitter and Intel, to Boeing, Volkswagen and Bank of America. It’s pretty awesome!

The new plugin gives TeamCity users access to multi-source load testing from up to 12 geographically distributed locations worldwide, advanced scripting, a Chrome Extension  to easily create scenarios simulating multiple typical users, and Load Impact’s Server Metrics Agent (SMA) for correlating the server side impact of testing – like CPU, memory, disk space and network usage.

Using our plugin for TeamCity makes it incredibly easy for companies to add regular, automated load tests to their nightly test suites, and as a result, get continuous feedback on how their evolving code base is performing. Any performance degradation, or improvement is detected immediately when the code that causes it is checked in, which means developers always know if their recent changes were good or bad for performance – they’re guided to writing code that performs well.

 

Here’s how Load Impact fits in the TeamCity CI workflow:CD-TeamCity

 

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Once you have the plugin installed, follow this guide for installing and configuring the Load Impact plugin for TeamCity. 

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