What kind of application? If a web application, you can use HttpClient to emulate a user load. Bill
Joined: Sep 09, 2004
Hi, Thanx for the reply. We are using Web Based Application for Performance Testing ,so for that we want to simulate the User Load. I had gone through the features of the JMeter but i didn't find anything related HTTP Client so can u help me about this issue.
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I should have been more specific - HttpClient is a toolkit of classes that lets you simulate any HTTP connection. See http://jakarta.apache.org/commons/httpclient/ for more information and the free code. Here is a short chunk of code to give you an idea of how simple it is.
The whole load creating class was of course much more complex - each Thread logged into my servlet and ran through a test of 43 questions, generating responses according to a script in XML. As many as 50 simulated users (Threads) were created. In order to really stress the system, it was set to simulate sending an answer and getting the next question every 5.0 seconds with random variation of +-0.5 seconds. In the stiffest test, I was running 2 simulators on two different computers to give a load of 100 users at the same time, I saw a lot of ethernet collisions and some of the users got dropped due to not allowing retrys.