Fast-growing TestPlant appoints European Sales Director

TestPlant (http://www.testplant.com), the maker of the eggPlant range of software quality tools, today announced that it has appointed Stuart Coleman as the company’s European Sales Director. Starting with immediate effect, Coleman assumes responsibility for TestPlant’s ambitious growth objectives across the UK and continental Europe. The role opened following Richard Ward’s move to the USA to become TestPlant’s President in the Americas.

Coleman joins TestPlant from The Open Data Institute (ODI), founded by Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt and Sir Tim Berners-Lee, where he led a team focused on building big data related services with key digital industries. Coleman has a strong pedigree in business development, and has extensive sales experience at large enterprise software companies like CA and HP, as well as successful stints at start-up companies, including the successful EMEA launch of US company OutStart.

During his career, Coleman has closed multi-million dollar software deals and has secured key contracts with large companies such as BP, Autodesk, SAP and SAS.

“We are delighted that Stuart is joining the TestPlant team and look forward to him driving continued strong growth in our key European markets,” said George Mackintosh, TestPlant CEO. “With his mix of start-up and large company experience, he is a great fit for TestPlant, which combines the agility of a start-up with the expertise and experience required to deliver enterprise-class software testing solutions.”

“TestPlant is a very exciting opportunity for me and I’m keen to help the company keep driving the impressive growth figures that it has seen over the last few years,” said Stuart Coleman, European Sales Director, TestPlant. “The recent recognition of the company as a Visionary by Gartner is proof of TestPlant’s ambition in this sector and I’m looking forward to contributing to its success.”

About TestPlant

TestPlant is an international software business based in London. It has development centers in the USA and the UK with sales and support centers in the USA, the UK and Asia as well as an extensive network of business partners. It has shown rapid revenue growth organically and through the acquisitions of Redstone Software and Facilita. TestPlant’s products are used in over 30 countries by well over 300 enterprise customers in sectors which include Financial Services, Automotive, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Media and Entertainment, Retail and Defense and Aerospace.

The eggPlant range is a set of software quality tools which supports the design, development, test and management of software applications for mainframe, desktop and mobile use in any technology platform environment. The tools are relevant in agile, mobile, web and DevOps deployments. eggPlant use improves and reports on the quality and responsiveness of software systems, reduces time to market and lowers costs by introducing process automation. eggPlant tools have been granted patents with several applications pending. The company’s achievements have been recognised within the software industry and by the venture capital community.

TestPlant is also a Red Herring Global Top 100 company and was awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2013. http://www.testplant.com

BlazeMeter and Sauce Labs Partner to Provide a Full Testing Stack Based on Best-of-Breed Open Source Solutions

BlazeMeter, the leading load and performance testing as a self-service platform for mobile, web and APIs, today announced a new multi-phase technology partnership with Sauce Labs. This technology partnership will enable developers to seamlessly combine both functional and performance testing with BlazeMeter and Sauce Labs platforms, streamlining the testing process. The announcement cements an already solid relationship between BlazeMeter and Sauce Labs, who will be joining forces at FutureStack14 to further educate developers about their combined solutions.

“BlazeMeter and Sauce Labs are the best-of-breed open source testing vendors,” said Alon Girmonsky, Founder and CEO of BlazeMeter. “JMeter and Selenium are the best open source functional and performance testing tools. The combination of the two companies and solutions will provide an industry standard testing stack based completely on open source.”

As the first step in the partnership, developers can now run performance tests on BlazeMeter using Seleniumscripts simulating thousands of virtual concurrent users, each emulating a real browser or application, using a mobile device on a mobile network. Selenium performance testing is ideally suited for complex applications and this new feature offers a valuable time-saving solution for large-scale retailers who can now create performance tests in minutes, not days. In the next phase of the partnership, BlazeMeter and Sauce Labs users will have access to an integrated solution that offers a one-stop-shop for all testing needs. This integration promises manifold benefits, including a single dashboard for all front-end and back-end testing KPIs and the ability to view the actual user experience on the browser when the site is under load.

“BlazeMeter does for load testing what Sauce Labs does for functional testing,” said Steve Hazel, Chief Product Officer, Sauce Labs. “With BlazeMeter’s new support for Selenium, our services fit together better than ever. Developers can now efficiently cover different testing needs with a single investment in open source tools and skills.”

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Appvance Takes On HP LoadRunner in Automated App Performance Testing Study

Appvance is touting its automated app performance testing ability, releasing the results of a study that shows its Appvance PerformanceCloud (APC) performed up to 20x faster than legacy market leader HP’s LoadRunner.

According to the press release:

Validated by Thought Frameworks, an independent third-party with substantial LoadRunner experience, the benchmark compared PerformanceCloud and LoadRunner. The results showed Appvance performed more than 90 percent faster in each instance, testing public, high trafficked HTML5 websites and measuring the scripting time required to a working use case.

Many developers still rely on old protocol-level end-to-end testing using products like Apache JMeter, SOASTA, Blazemeter and others, which only performance test a limited portion of the app – ignoring the presentation layer – essentially leaving 80 percent of the code out of the test. APC is the first Agile app performance testing platform delivering true beginning-to-end validation, including all client side code and transaction times at load, and leveraging actual browsers to simulate real-world user behavior.”

Here’s why PerformanceCloud is a better choice over other tools on the market:

– Appvance’s third-generation automated app testing platform allows your team to create and execute tests of modern apps 10 to 20x faster than LoadRunner or other older tools on the market.

– Full beginning-to-end testing – Not just simple protocol-level end-to-end tests used by other tools, PerformanceCloud tests all your code from the presentation layer to the back-end. Outperforms LoadRunner with more sophisticated and thorough beginning-to-end testing.

– Flexibility – Patent-pending uxAvatar technology is a breakthrough, which makes complex testing possible in little time often with no coding. PerformanceCloud is available as software residing behind your firewall or in the public cloud – the choice is yours.

– Agile integration – PerformanceCloud is Agile integrated from the ground up. Create Agile stories, integrate with the platform of your choice, and execute functional and performance tests automatically on each and every build.

– Scale and security – Ramp up from 1 to 10 million real browsers on local or remote machines instantly to simulate actual users, measure response times, gather CPU data and locate bottlenecks.

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VC-backed BlazeMeter buys Loadosophia

BlazeMeter, the leading load and performance testing as a self-service platform for mobile, web and APIs, today announced the acquisition of Loadosophia, which provides state-of-the-art analytics technology for JMeter users. Andrey Pokhilko, Loadosophia and JMeter-Plugins.org founder, joins BlazeMeter’s executive team as Chief Scientist.

The acquisition of Loadosophia and the addition of Pokhilko’s technological expertise and performance testing experience enhance BlazeMeter’s product innovation and next generation performance testing solutions. BlazeMeter users will be able to utilize Loadosophia’s technology, and further innovations are on the product roadmap. Loadosophia’s customers will continue to be fully supported by BlazeMeter.

“Andrey is one of the most skilled performance testing experts I know. It’s a real honor to have him join my team. I’m certain that together we will accomplish great things that will benefit the entire performance testing community,” said Alon Girmonsky, Founder and CEO of BlazeMeter. “I’m constantly looking to add new technologies that complement BlazeMeter’s platform. Andrey and his team’s insights in JMeter development and performance testing, as well as his deep understanding of the needs of large scale testing in an agile development environment will give an invaluable boost to our technological advancements.”

As BlazeMeter’s Chief Scientist, Pokhilko will be responsible for developing, expanding and managing the company’s product portfolio to address the growing needs of its prospects and customers. He will also continue to give back to the community by leading educational activities and launching open source initiatives.

“I am extremely passionate about the Apache JMeter community and that’s why I’ve dedicated so many years to supporting the community and understanding their challenges,” said Andrey Pokhilko, BlazeMeter’s Chief Scientist. “Joining BlazeMeter will enable me to make a huge impact on the load performance testing community. My vision is to make BlazeMeter the center of excellence for load testing and where the community comes to resolve all of their performance testing issues.”

Pokhilko is a renowned thought-leader and innovator within the Apache JMeter and performance testing community. He has worked extensively to create and develop tools that enhance the Apache JMeter protocol coverage and analytical reporting capabilities.

For more details, click here.

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BlazeMeter Acquires Loadosophia; State-of-the-Art Analytics Reporting Technology for Apache JMeter Users

BlazeMeter, the leading load and performance testing as a self-service platform for mobile, web and APIs, today announced the acquisition of Loadosophia, which provides state-of-the-art analytics technology for JMeter users. Andrey Pokhilko, Loadosophia and JMeter-Plugins.org founder, joins BlazeMeter’s executive team as Chief Scientist.

The acquisition of Loadosophia and the addition of Pokhilko’s technological expertise and performance testing experience enhance BlazeMeter’s product innovation and next generation performance testing solutions.  BlazeMeter users will be able to utilize Loadosophia’s technology, and further innovations are on the product roadmap. Loadosophia’s customers will continue to be fully supported by BlazeMeter.

“Andrey is one of the most skilled performance testing experts I know. It’s a real honor to have him join my team. I’m certain that together we will accomplish great things that will benefit the entire performance testing community,” said Alon Girmonsky, Founder and CEO of BlazeMeter. “I’m constantly looking to add new technologies that complement BlazeMeter’s platform. Andrey and his team’s insights in JMeter development and performance testing, as well as his deep understanding of the needs of large scale testing in an agile development environment will give an invaluable boost to our technological advancements.”

As BlazeMeter’s Chief Scientist, Pokhilko will be responsible for developing, expanding and managing the company’s product portfolio to address the growing needs of its prospects and customers. He will also continue to give back to the community by leading educational activities and launching open source initiatives.

“I am extremely passionate about the Apache JMeter community and that’s why I’ve dedicated so many years to supporting the community and understanding their challenges,” said Andrey Pokhilko, BlazeMeter’s Chief Scientist. “Joining BlazeMeter will enable me to make a huge impact on the load performance testing community. My vision is to make BlazeMeter the center of excellence for load testing and where the community comes to resolve all of their performance testing issues.”

Pokhilko is a renowned thought-leader and innovator within the Apache JMeter and performance testing community. He has worked extensively to create and develop tools that enhance the Apache JMeter protocol coverage and analytical reporting capabilities. In 2009, Pokhilko founded JMeter-Plugins.org and led this open source project to its undisputed status as the premier source of JMeter Plugins in the world. Loadosophia was similarly born from Pokhilko’s desire to complete JMeter’s offerings. Pokhilko has world-class experience with large scale performance testing, having led the load testing team for five years at search engine giant Yandex.

For more details, click here.

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