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We are currently using WCAT because we have the Pro version of Visual Studio, not Team System.  It's not exactly the easiest or best tool, but it is free.

I'm looking at Web Performance Suite and NeoLoad as a possible replacements but I'm not very familiar with either.

This is what we need:

  • Ability to load test many users (of course).
  • Fairly easy to use.
  • Trace listener would be nice.
  • Test the output for values using simple matching and regular expressions.
  • Functional testing in the same package would also be nice.

I could probably solve my problem if I could just run our existing unit tests that also include WatiN tests, but I haven't found a way to do that without spinning up a hole bunch of IE instances.  And I would have to create my own reports.

I use to use WAST but that is dying on the vine and I can't get it to run probably on Vista x64, so I need to run it in a virtual machine.

We have tried JMeter, which is quite versatile but the reports and graphs suck.

Suggestions?

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Posted on Friday, October 17, 2008 8:51 PM | Back to top


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> * Ability to load test many users (of course).
> * Fairly easy to use.

I'm from Web Performance, and am saving you some time by making it clear what our software can and can't do. The above two are easy of course.

> * Test the output for values using simple matching and
> regular expressions.

Our validators can test the output against an inline database, but not with regular expressions.

> Functional testing in the same package would also be nice.

Sorry, but we don't do functional testing at this time. The reasons are too complicated to go into here, but suffice it to say because of the differences between the goals of functional and load tests, and the completely different technology required for each type, the extra time and effort required to make a single test case work for each type doesn't have a very good return for your investment.
Left by Michael Czeiszperger on Oct 20, 2008 10:23 AM

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Just try this!

I think it will meet all your Expectation

http://www.impetus.com/plabs/sandstorm.html

Hope you will find it Useful.
Left by Amish Jain on Nov 16, 2009 9:37 PM

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