[Webtest] Load/Stress Testing with WebTest

Marc Guillemot Marc Guillemot <mguillemot@yahoo.fr>
Wed, 13 Aug 2008 16:10:45 +0200


WebTest's parallel feature was never intended for load testing because
too much other features would be needed as well. I'm working on
integrating WebTest with JMeter for load testing (see
with some initial success, but I don't find so much time to work on it.
I would need a project where I could work on it to progress faster.

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Leif Singer wrote:
> Hello,
> 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
>   Leif
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