[TIP] Performance Tests

Sylvain Hellegouarch sh at defuze.org
Thu Aug 23 06:37:59 PDT 2007

Depending on your requirements, you may use expensive tools like 
LoadRunner from HP (formerly Mercury) but be ready to spit the cash.

More seriously, there are several tools that do a decent job in that 
field for free, such as WebLoad [1] or Tsung[2]. I personally like 
Funkload [3] as you design your performance tests as glorified unit 
tests and funkload does the job of  measuring, monitoring and gathering 
data. Simplistic but great to a quick load/perf. test mockup I think.

[1] http://www.webload.org/
[2] http://www.process-one.net/en/tsung/
[3] http://funkload.nuxeo.org/

- Sylvain

Julius B. Lucks a écrit :
> Hi All,
> I am writing a web service server with SOAP/WSDL in python using the 
> Zolera Soap Infrastructure module (ZSI 
> - http://pywebsvcs.sourceforge.net/).  I have a stub implementation of 
> my service up and running with unittests covering the functionality of 
> the service.  Now I want to create some performance tests/benchmarks 
> so that I can get an idea of the resources the service is requiring, 
> and compare it to future versions.
> What is the best way to do these performance tests?  Time my 
> unittests? Profile a set of calls on the service, and record the 
> timings? Should I seperately do tests on the backend, and backend+SOAP 
> messaging?  Are there any tools for this?
> I appreciate any tips.
> Cheers,
> Julius
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