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Doug Nebeker ("Doug")
We need to test a web application and simulate 1000s of users and processes. There are two good products out there for this called loadrunner and neoload. For the volume we need we are looking at $100,000 licenses(if not more).
Yes we have to do development with these tools, but they would save time over building things from scratch. We don't really have the bodies to build the level of testing we really need. So we are shopping for a tool that might reduce development time.
does anyone know of any cheaper alternatives we can look at. any ideas you have would be appreciated. We can look at them. Even if you dont think it will give us 'everything' these do. it could be worth looking at then building on top of it.
this is a large complex application with many pieces. We are hoping to be able to get better simulation testing before deploying to production.
I'm using Amazon's Mechnical Turk right now for a project, and it made me wonder if it would be a possibility for web site testing? At pennies per test, maybe it could make sense?? (I guess it wouldn't work for load testing though since you can't control when people would hit your website)
We have been using QF-Test to test our Java GUIs and are very happy with both the product and support:
QFS, the company behind QF-Test, also offers solutions for Web app testing, but we have not used them.
Thursday, October 03, 2013
How about Apache Bench?
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
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