What is LoadRunner Developer?

Recently Micro Focus surprisingly announced its new offering called LoadRunner Developer. If you already aware of the terms TruWeb or DevWeb, then you are good. If not, you can read this blog post further. Even if you know about TruWeb/DevWeb, I prefer you to read further.


Micro Focus announced its inception version of new cross-platform supported protocol called TruWeb a year ago. It was a tech preview version where you get 150 virtual users for free with no strings attached.

I have already published an Udemy Course and received positive feedback since then.

Fast forward to Micro Focus LoadRunner Family in 2020 where Micro Focus started following CalVer for their products and changed the names, LoadRunner Professional, LoadRunner Enterprise, and LoadRunner Cloud.

The latest version of LoadRunner is LoadRunner Professional 2020 Service Pack 1.

Couple weeks ago, Micro Focus formally announced LoadRunner Developer as a new offering focusing shift-left strategy.

What is LoadRunner Developer?

Official definition is

LoadRunner Developer was designed with a developer mindset, to provide you with maximum flexibility. It can be used on any platform (Windows, Linux, macOS) and across any IDE, enabling you to script and execute load tests as part of your continuous testing process.

LoadRunner Developer is focused on the communication at the HTTP transport level and over WebSocket, and is ideal to test against the latest web technologies (HTTP, HTTPs, HTTP/2,WebSockets) using its innovative and simple JavaScript SDK.

LoadRunner Developer leverages DevWeb engine and supports cross platform.

DevWeb protocol is now fully supported and gelled with LoadRunner since 2020 version.

By default, you can use up to 50 virtual users for free forever with no license attached to your system in LoadRunner Developer. You can scale your load by extending your LoadRunner Developer with LoadRunner Professional/Enterprise.

If you are planning to execute more than 50 virtual users in LoadRunner Developer, it consumes the license from your web bundle (typically).

LoadRunner Developer is more developer friendly and integrates commonly used IDEs such as IntelliJ, Visual Studio, Atom, VS Code etc.

It is cross platform, supports Windows, macOS, and Linux.

How to download LoadRunner Developer?

  • Head to this page https://marketplace.microfocus.com/appdelivery/content/loadrunner-developer
  • Click on Download (make sure you logged in, if you do not have an account, it is free to create)

After downloading the file, extract it, and keep it in your convenient location. Below is the snapshot of DevWeb script in VS Code.

LoadRunner Developer
LoadRunner Developer

You can also download Atom.io plugin, Grafana dashboard, VS Code template from the marketplace.

Become an expert in DevWeb

If you want to become an expert in DevWeb, grab my Udemy course now. I have updated my Udemy course for DevWeb 2020 Service Pack 1 version. I will keep on updating it. It is one-time purchase where you get updates frequently.

This is the only course in Udemy exclusively developed for DevWeb/LoadRunner Developer. Reviewed by Boris, architect of TruWeb.

130+ students with 4.7 stars out of 5.

Updated Content DevWeb - LoadRunner Developer
Updated Content DevWeb – LoadRunner Developer

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