Looks ACT is just for generating some recording script isuses and that's all! am I right ?
or really it's a new thing and nobody knows anyting about it yet! I searched so many places and nobody knows how to handle it. Nobody knows if there is any forum for it.
Nobody knows any documentation or even book on it!
It's not THAT new, but there doesn't seem to be hardly any resources to get information about it. This is mostly due to most companies that work with stress tests sticking to a scant few "leading" applications. Segue, Mercury, CompuWare, Rational, etc. ACT doesn't give enough "bang for the buck" to cause someone to by .NET Sudio Enterprise edition for ACT alone, so peopel that don't have other reasons to use .NET have no reason to get it when there are other applications that provide more (albeit more expensive). So IF they already have .NET, and don't want to buy the more expensive (i.e. more features laden) applications, then they might use ACT (why my company uses it).
I prefer 'maliciously mischevious'.
TDAdmin of Evil
I will say this. If you are really trying to create virtual users mimicking real life users so as to create a load against any Microsoft applications e.g. testing a large MS project rollout, It seems this would be the ONLY PRACTICAL TOOL as MS applications are not only closed source but also heavily encrypted. The Left and right boundries keep changing on every call.
Mercury gave me a letter confirming Loadruneer is almost useless when it comes to load testing any MS apps. They actually let me post a recommendation on their site (discussion forums) which confirmed this to use ACT and they usually never let you do that.
Oh the boredom... of endless space---Pigs in Space-The Muppets
I use ACT a lot, I also used LoadRuner. ACT is just a http driver, any dynamic values need to be parsed out using regular expressions or other string commands. I don't understand your comments, LoadRunner also has extensive parsing capabilities and I can do anything in LR that I can do with ACT. The main attraction of ACT over LR is ACT is a lot cheaper but it is only a http driver with scripting capabilities (there is no special MS app capabilities).
If you could give an example of what ACT can do that LR cannot do I would be grateful, as what you claim is news to me.