Developers leveraging Visual Studio 2010 will be getting some goodies starting later today, the first of which is Service Pack 1 RTM, but also additional solutions from Microsoft to help them streamline the development process as well as increase the performance of their applications.It’s the case of the Visual Studio 2010 Load Test Feature Pack which is planned for introduction later today, according to S. Somasegar, Senior Vice President, Developer Division.
The Visual Studio 2010 Load Test Feature Pack will be made available to devs in conjunction with Visual Studio 2010 SP1 RTM.
The software giant intends to provide the first Visual Studio 2010 SP1 RTM bits to MSDN subscribers by the end of March 8th, 2010, and to all remaining developers on March 10.
Visual Studio 2010 Load Test Feature Pack will be provided for a very limited audience, namely those devs running Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate that are also MSDN subscribers.
“With this feature pack, you can simulate as many virtual users as you need without having to purchase additional Visual Studio Load Test Virtual User Pack 2010 licenses,” Somasegar stated.
Chances are that those developers already taking advantage of the Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate with MSDN benefit, are already familiar with the Visual Studio Load Test Virtual User Pack 2010.
This offering is designed to enable developers to stress test their apps, with the use of realistically modeled simulated load, Microsoft reveals.
Visual Studio 2010 Load Test Feature Pack does nothing more than to extend the developers’ testing capabilities.
“We know that ensuring your applications perform continuously at peak levels at all times is central to your success. Yet load and performance testing often happen late in the application lifecycle,” Somasegar added.
“And fixing defects and detecting architectural and design issues later in the application lifecycle is more expensive than defects caught earlier in development. This is why we've built load and performance testing capabilities into the Visual Studio IDE itself.”