I have written a web-based(specifically using servlets/jsp) two player game. I would like to do a load test to see how it performs and uncover a lot of issues .
Are there any load test tools which can simulate a number of concurrent pair of players playing a game? I am aware of a few tools which can httprequests and can do record and playback kinda thing,but, I am not sure if there can be any for this purpose. Please do let me know if any tool can be used in this direction or any other suggestions on how this can be achieved.
Yes the moves are deterministic. The game is 'bantumi'. The players will have a limited set of options from which they need to choose a move.In fact, unlike a chess game, the possibilities are more limited. Does this answer your question?
Yes. This means you could capture the URLs for a complete game. Some load tools do playback and record to make this faster to obtain. Then have a lot of scripts play the same game. You would have each virtual user pretending to be both pairs of user in a game to ensure the order of moves stays correct.
I usually use JMeter for load testing, but that's largely because I'm familiar with it, and it's free.
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Alright. Let me look at the 'record/playback' thing.
Thanks a lot.
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Jeanne's suggestion sounds like a good place to start. If you want to capture the ordered URLs for a full round of game play, then adding a javax.servlet.ServletRequestListener to your application will make that step easier.