[TIP] Performance Tests

Julius B. Lucks julius at younglucks.com
Thu Aug 23 12:48:49 PDT 2007

Hey Sylvain,

Many thanks for the tips.  It looks like funkload [3] is the best for  
my needs.  The others look a little heavy for this initial testing.   
Funkload has been really easy so far to set up and run, especially  
since I have been unittest to do my testing anyway.  The only thing I  
had to do was to write my own method within the FunkLoadTestCase  
class to handle calling SOAP methods described by WSDL files -  
essentially a modification of the Funkload xmlrpc method.



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On Aug 23, 2007, at 9:37 AM, Sylvain Hellegouarch wrote:

> 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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