User stories for load testing?

Hi all,

We’ve recently been kicking around different ideas for simulating user
behaviour for the purposes of load testing our backend. We hit on the
idea of having user stories do double duty for both verifying behaviour
and (if selected stories were driven en-masse by a distributed network
of clients) for application load testing.

I googled around a bit and didn’t find anything relevant. Anyone have
any thoughts/pointers as to the usefulness and feasibility of this
approach, or does anyone have any pointers to complementary
tools/plugins? I was imagining something like webrat-over-HTTP and a drb
wrapper.

Thanks,
Rick

Hi Rick,

We’re very interested in doing this at weplay (where I work). I’ve
started refactoring webrat to support pluggable adapters, which I see
being Rails, Merb (coming soon), and (most relevant to this)
WWW::Mechanize.

So far I just have it able to make HTTP requests, but there seem to be
some issues. You can see what I’ve got at:

http://github.com/brynary/webrat

Would be interested if others are interested in exploring this, what
their ideal usage might be, etc.

Cheers,

-Bryan

On Tue, May 13, 2008 at 7:48 PM, Rick Lee-Morlang

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