Hi I want to simualte 300 users for an application. Can someone tell me how many users can be simulated using ruby ? Thanks, Swapnali
on 2007-02-15 12:01
on 2007-02-15 14:47
On 2/15/07, swapnali <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > Hi > > I want to simualte 300 users for an application. > Can someone tell me how many users can be simulated using ruby ? Can you be more specific? Uses of what?
on 2007-02-15 19:20
If this is a webapp (and from your 300 user request I'm guessing it is), ruby is not currently be the right way to test. The load/stress testing components available for Ruby are less than complete. Take a look at Jmeter (http://jakarta.apache.org/jmeter/). It will probably do what you want it to do, and most likely will only take you between one afternoon to two days to complete a good suite of tests. Don't give into the temptation to try and use Watir or some other functional testing system for load/stress testing. They aren't designed for it; getting them to work in this situation will be an exercise in futility; any results will be dubious at best. I'm working as a test developer, and Jmeter is my tool of choice for load/stress testing of web applications. As with any testing, a little common sense will go a long way, and using common sense won't be completely natural on the first attempt ;) I know this from experience. Give a holler here, or on the jmeter-mailing list if you need help. They are very responsive and helpful (just like the ruby list!) --Kyle
on 2007-02-15 19:54
On 2/15/07, Kyle Schmitt <email@example.com> wrote: > designed for it; getting them to work in this situation will be an > I would recommend starting with httperf, personally. Its a nice, simple command line tool that, according to many, is one of the few load testing tools to provide accurate and useful stats. Zed recommends it for testing mongrel, for instance. I haven't use JMeter personally, but I think ab or httperf would be the best thing to try first, before getting more complicated. You could very easily script httperf it with ruby, and there is also autobench which is a perl wrapper around httperf. See also: * http://www.hpl.hp.com/research/linux/httperf/ * http://agiletesting.blogspot.com/2005/04/http-perf... - Rob