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John Smith
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Joined: Oct 08, 2001
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Can anyone suggest a free (or inexpensive) software for load testing the Internet apps? Essentially, I am looking for an equivalent of Load Runner. What I need is to record a sequence of steps in the browser, run the script with multiple simulated users, and see the performance stats.
William Brogden
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I did that using the HttpClient toolkit -
There is also the JUnit based HttpUnit toolkit which I have not used.

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Joe Ess

Joined: Oct 29, 2001
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I used The Grinder over the summer on a load testing assignment. Pretty easy-to-use. You can either write your tests as Java classes or Python scripts.

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