On 10 Jun 2011, at 12:32, johnnybutler7 wrote:
Ive looked around at the various tools for load testing etc but i need
something a bit more specific. Something like cucumber and httperv
mixed together. What i would like to do is write some cucumber specs
for filling in various forms in my application but simulate say 20
users doing this simultaneously. Are there any specific tools out
there or hacks to create something like this?
First of all, running load testing on different methods or a whole
scenario is a waste of time, since it doesn’t give you any indication
on which method is underperforming under high server load. Also,
filling in forms using Selenium (or just simulating it using Cucumber)
will also yield unreliable results (running the code that has nothing
to do with the actual server also takes time). What you want is
targetted performance tests on one particular form url, which
automatically brings us back to httperf.
If you are looking for load testing with form data, httperf supports
this. Just google “httperf post data” and you’ll get plenty of
information. Yes, the way to do it is awful, a nice wrapper around it
would be nice.
Peter De Berdt