Archive for March, 2011

If you ever created a professional website/application you’ll probably know the value (you’ve probably learned it the hard way as I did Smile) of stress testing your web applications.

There are plenty of tools you can use in order to stress test your web site, ranging from Microsoft Visual Studio to CMD Line tools. Yesterday I found another one StresStimulus.

StresStimulus is an extension for Fiddler (an awesome and free web debugging proxy) which enables us to create instant load tests with virtual users.

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You can record a browser activity (like creating a user), replay it under concurrent load and get the results for the performance of web pages and the entire test.

If you prefer a simple but powerful tool this one is for you.


Yesterday I presented a 200 level session on Windows Azure over Live Meeting. This was the first of a three part series of Live Meetings regarding Microsoft’s Windows Azure Platform.

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The session covered all of the fundamentals of Cloud Computing, the different types of cloud computing services (IAAS, PAAS, SAAS), and then went on discussing the Windows Azure Platform taking a deeper look into the Windows Azure OS (Computation, Storage, Management) namely Windows Azure.

For those of you that missed it there will be a recording available soon at www.techdays.gr. till then you can download the slide deck I used from my SkyDrive folder.

Register now here in order to catch for the second one next week.