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Recommendation for Web Stress Testing Tool

Hello-

Does anyone know of any good tools ffor stress testing a website. I'm looking for something that can give me a sense of the overal capacity a site has. Any other sort of functional testing would be gravy. I primarily develop in .NET, so a tool geared towards that would be best. I expect to launch a few Ruby applications in the near future, so maybe something backedn-technology agnostic would be best. Lastly, cost is a concern and I'd rather it be a stand-alone tool.

-Eric
Eric Send private email
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
 
 
mynameishere
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
 
 
I was never able to get anything useful out of the MS WAS testing tool. It's been a few years so I can't remember exactly what the problem was, but it didn't work for me. It does have some very nice options for farming the test out to multiple clients but again, I wasn't able to get it to work.

Siege ( http://www.joedog.org/JoeDog/Siege ) works well for me. Many other options are at http://www.opensourcetesting.org/performance.php . Whatever you choose, bear in mind that you'll probably need to run the testing software on a bunch of clients to get realistic results. Most web applications can serve requests as fast as a single client can make them without breaking a sweat.
clcr
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
 
 
The guys over at automatedqa have something like this.
testingTimes
Thursday, April 19, 2007
 
 

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