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"Tool for load testing and performance testing with good API support and good technical support. Tricentis NeoLoad is absolutely stable and scalable.""The licensing cost is very less for NeoLoad. It is user-friendly and easy to understand because they have created so many useful functionalities. When I started working with this tool, we just had to do the initial assessment about whether this tool will be able to support our daily work or not. I could easily understand it. I didn't have to search Google or watch YouTube videos. In just 15 to 20 minutes, I was able to understand the tool.""It offered us an easy to use, limited code option for end-to-end performance testing.""The most useful aspect of Tricentis NeoLoad was for the web.""The stability is okay.""Very easy to use the front end and the UI is very good.""I feel that the codeless part, the dynamic value capture part is quite easy in NeoLoad compared to other tools."

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"The stability has always been very good.""It's great for the development of .NET.""Customization is the most powerful feature of this product.""It is very easy to use. You can handle a lot of things together at once in one package, which is a good point for us.""I was satisfied with the support given by customer service.""What I like most about Visual Studio Test Professional is the way people publish templates and publish integration.""Visual Studio is highly powerful. It's probably the best software development tool on the market.""Easy to use and easily scalable."

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"Support wasn't able to solve a technical issue.""LoadRunner supports multiple protocols, whereas NeoLoad supports only three protocols. With NeoLoad, we can go for the SAP technology, web-based HTTP, and Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). If I have to simulate .NET application-based traffic, I won't be able to do that. So, protocol support is a limitation for NeoLoad. It should support more protocols.""There were some features that were lacking in Tricentis NeoLoad, e.g. those were more into Citrix and other complicated protocols, which were supported easily by a competitor: Micro Focus LoadRunner. We also need to look into how it integrates with other Tricentis products, because Tricentis did not have a good performance testing tool until now.""Tricentis NeoLoad could improve the terminal emulation mainframe. It is not able to use the low code or no code option. You have to code it yourself.""LoadRunner offers a full protocol, whereas, with this product, only a few of the protocols are supported - not all.""We would like NeoLoad to be able to support more protocols. Testing can also be a little tricky at times.""The SAP area could be improved."

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"It needs more integration with other tools for monitoring. Microsoft also needs to make it more modern to make it work with microservices and the cloud. It is a bit outdated currently.""The documentation is limited.""One of the problems with this solution is you need to be highly technically skilled to operate it, it is not for everyone.""Sometimes Visual Studio is slow. It uses a lot of resources like memory and processing power. You should optimize the performance by only installing what you need on your machine. Don't install unnecessary things that will slow your machine.""It is not good in terms of performance. When you open Visual Studio, you have to wait for a while to process your code. It uses a lot of resources and has a lot of features. If we could disable some of the features, it would be lighter and faster to use. Nowadays, for some of the projects, we use VS Code for JavaScript or Python. VS Code is very light and easy to use, whereas, in Visual Studio, we have to wait because it takes time to compile or run a project. It has a lot of competitors in terms of performance, such as Intelligent ID. Intelligent ID is very easy to use. It has many features, and it is lighter to use than Visual Studio. In terms of error handling, sometimes, it shows an error before you finish your code, which can be improved. It would be good if it has a version for Linux. I use VS Code on Linux, but I am not sure if Visual Studio has a version for Linux.""Visual Studio Test Professional could improve by having better integration with external databases.""The solution is quite expensive.""There are too many features with the product and I would like there to be less."

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  • "Its licensing cost is very less."
  • "NeoLoad is cheaper compared to other solutions. There are no additional licensing fees."
  • "Pricing is always cheaper with Tricentis NeoLoad versus the very expensive Micro Focus LoadRunner."
  • "Tricentis NeoLoad price is a benefit of using this tool, it is less expensive than some of the other solutions."
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  • "The pricing is expensive."
  • "We pay for the solution annually and the price could be reduced."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:I highly recommend Tricentis NeoLoad for companies that are in need of a versatile load and performance testing tool. This relatively inexpensive solution is recognized by organizations like Oxford… more »
    Top Answer:The most useful aspect of Tricentis NeoLoad was for the web.
    Top Answer:Tricentis NeoLoad price is a benefit of using this tool, it is less expensive than some of the other solutions.
    Top Answer:We aren't bothered by the pricing of the solution at all due to the fact that it provides us with a lot of great tools. The pricing is high, however, it's a single tool that allows you to do a lot of… more »
    Top Answer:In Visual Studio we still don't have anything which can pinpoint memory leaks on a certain code line. It gives me memory analysis, however, it's not taking me to the code lines. That's what I was… more »
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    Also Known As
    NeoLoad, Neotys NeoLoad
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    Tricentis NeoLoad is a performance testing tool that provides developers and testers with automatic test design, test maintenance, realistic simulation of user behavior, fast root cause analysis, and built-in integrations with the entire SDLC toolchain. With NeoLoad’s plugins, teams can reuse and share test assets and results from functional testing tools, analytics, metrics, and APM tools in order to catch performance issues early. With NeoLoad’s full tech stack support, users can test the range of mobile, web, and desktop apps.

    Tricentis NeoLoad Features

    Tricentis NeoLoad has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Supports API technologies 

      • Support for SOAP/REST.
      • Assisted design with Swagger/Open API import and highly efficient extractors for quick test design and fewer errors in scripting.
      • Ability to test as code or GUI-based productivity.

    • Automated testing of API performance

      • CI/CD automated API testing, dynamic load generation infrastructure, and auto pass/fail based on SLAs.
      • Real-time test results for fast dev feedback loop if bottleneck is found.
      • Non-regression API performance trends.
    • API-based applications 

      • Ability to test stand-alone APIs or APIs within end-to-end tests. Same platform, same skills.
      • Dev, PO, QA, Ops share a common view of API performance.
      • Confidence in API and application speed and reliability.

    • Design tests faster and update automatically

      • Assisted design using wizards and automatic parameter handling.
      • Reuse functional scripts and/or convert LoadRunner scripts to NeoLoad performance tests.
      • Update system-level scripts quicker with automatic user path updates.
      • Easy to reuse and maintain.

    • Realistic user simulation

      • Simulate any business case.
      • Scale load tests with up to millions of virtual users.

    • Bottleneck identification

      • Real-time test analysis.
      • Pass/fail based on SLA.
      • Root cause analysis.

    Tricentis NeoLoad Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing Tricentis NeoLoad. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Automate API testing within CI pipelines: Design, maintain, and run performance tests. Analyze results within continuous integration pipelines.
    • Accelerate end-to-end app testing: Create test scripts fast for complex applications using a graphical user interface without the complexity of scripting new and updated tests.
    • Find performance bottlenecks fast: Compare SLAs to server-level statistics to measure how an application is performing. See overall analysis of behavior or an analysis of the data flow to a particular user path.
    • Manage across the enterprise: Collaborate across QA, operations, dev, and business teams to define SLAs and review results. Share test results and manage test infrastructure. Schedule and share resources across teams and apps.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Tricentis NeoLoad stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Some of these include its price, its user-friendly UX, its API support, and its scalability. PeerSpot users take note of the advantages of these features in their reviews:

    Patrik B., Technical Lead at a tech services company, writes, “The licensing cost is very less for NeoLoad. It is user-friendly and easy to understand because they have created so many useful functionalities. When I started working with this tool, we just had to do the initial assessment about whether this tool will be able to support our daily work or not. I could easily understand it.”

    A Global Delivery Head at a consultancy firm notes, “The API support is much better with this solution, compared with the competition. Pricing for it is also more affordable than its competitor. We have used Tricentis NeoLoad and we find it scalable.”

    Visual Studio Professional Edition provides an IDE for all supported development languages. As of Visual Studio 2010, the Standard edition was dropped. MSDN support is available as MSDN Essentials or the full MSDN library depending on licensing. It supports XML and XSLT editing, and can create deployment packages that only use ClickOnce and MSI. It includes tools like Server Explorer and integration with Microsoft SQL Server also. Windows Mobile development support was included in Visual Studio 2005 Standard, however, with Visual Studio 2008, it is only available in Professional and higher editions. Windows Phone 7 development support was added to all editions in Visual Studio 2010. Development for Windows Mobile is no longer supported in Visual Studio 2010; it is superseded by Windows Phone 7.
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    Sample Customers
    Dell, H&R Block, Best Buy, Orange, Verizon Wireless, ING, Mazda, Siemens, University of Oxford
    Transport for Greater Manchester, Ordina, Bluegarden A/S, CLEAResult,, OSIsoft, Australian Taxation Office, BookedOut, Tracasa
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company20%
    Healthcare Company10%
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
    Computer Software Company46%
    Manufacturing Company15%
    Transportation Company8%
    Healthcare Company8%
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Company Size
    Small Business7%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise74%
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise74%
    Small Business10%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise73%
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    Tricentis NeoLoad is ranked 4th in Performance Testing Tools with 7 reviews while Visual Studio Test Professional is ranked 14th in Functional Testing Tools with 10 reviews. Tricentis NeoLoad is rated 7.6, while Visual Studio Test Professional is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Tricentis NeoLoad writes "Good licensing cost, user-friendly, and makes it easy and quick to create scripts". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Visual Studio Test Professional writes "Offers lots of features, including memory analysis and code sharing". Tricentis NeoLoad is most compared with Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional, Apache JMeter, BlazeMeter, Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud and IBM Rational Performance Tester, whereas Visual Studio Test Professional is most compared with TFS, Apache JMeter, Tricentis Tosca, Micro Focus UFT Developer and Micro Focus UFT One.

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