[Webtest] Load/Stress Testing with WebTest

NEALE, John NEALE, John" <John.NEALE@suncorp.com.au
Tue, 12 Aug 2008 14:19:45 +1000

We have used webtest in conjunction with The Grinder 3 to perform load/stre=
ss tests, with a great deal of success. It wasn't all that pretty and it wa=
s fairly manual but it did the job.

The Grinder 3 is a load testing tool that natively supports jython. You can=
 then centrally control many clients running the python script.

Basically, I developed a python script to start Ant and run a specific test=
. I could then control how many times this was run, the ramp-up time, etc t=
hat you would normally do when load testing. There was a memory problem wit=
h this script which I never fixed and so we instead used the python script =
to run a .bat file instead (which just ran the ant script).

I've send an email to the list with the scripts attached but it is awaiting=
 moderator approval because it's too big.

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Sent: Monday, 11 August 2008 9:27 PM
To: webtest@lists.canoo.com
Subject: [Webtest] Load/Stress Testing with WebTest


I use WebTest for functional testing and now need something for load
testing. It would be great if I could continue to use WebTest for this
-- is there a way to achieve this? Specifically, I would like to be
able to execute the *same* test in multiple worker threads in parallel.

Marc Guillemot hinted at a feature in this space almost a year ago,
and all I can find on the web is WebTestParallelInit -- which executes
tests in parallel, but only distinct test definitions. Maybe there is
a way to create copies of existing tests via Ant to achieve load
testing using WebTestParallelInit? Does somebody have any experiences
with this?

Other alternatives I'm looking at for load tests are JMeter and
Selenium. If someone has an opinion on those, you're welcome as well.

Thanks in advance

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