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What we can use to load test our web services?

raminaa niilian
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Joined: Jul 14, 2005
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Thank you for reading my post.
what we can use to perform some load test on our web services?
I just need a list of tools that are good enough to evaluate and test.

William Brogden
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Joined: Mar 22, 2000
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Assuming we are talking about a service using HTTP, I would use the Apache Commons HttpClient toolkit.

It is very convenient for executing HTTP connections.

Instead of a full-blown SOAP client creating XML requests and parsing the result I would just grab the text of a typical client message and use it as a String template to create load testing requests.

Daniel Amadei
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I use Apache JMeter and I'm very happy with it.

Masoud Kalali
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Joined: Jul 08, 2004
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I would suggest soapUI from
It is an application specifically developed to test web services.

Masoud Kalali
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Eric Schumacher

Joined: Jun 02, 2004
Posts: 20
If you are serious about load testing I would suggest LoadRunner or Performance Center from HP. Additionally, HP offers Service Test which is a functional testing tool for SOA that creates tests that can be used with LoadRunner to do performance testing. These tools are not cheap, but they are best of breed.
David O'Meara

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It can also be run from the command line and provide output files, although last time I checked it didn't integrate into CruiseControl (which was what I was looking for)
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