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How to do Stress and performance testing for Webservices API

Gopi Chella
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Joined: Apr 26, 2010
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Hi,

I am doing webservices API testing, that is we will send a JSON string as input to the Webservices and we will get XML or JSON as response. We will parse the XML or JSON to validate the response. This is simple way to test functionality.

However what i need is i want to do Performance or Stress or any other kind of testing for Webservices API.

Can you please give suggestions to do Performance or Stress testing for Webservices API ?

Thanks, Gopi


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Brian Burress
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Joined: Jun 30, 2003
Posts: 122
Gopi,

I have not managed or run performance tests myself to give you and answer, but I will throw in my two cents which may help get you going -or- may guide you to list some additional info which will help someone else give you a better reply.

What research have you done on Google so far? I Googled "performance test web services" and found a number of sites including this opensource tools site. You may want to look through these and see if any of them meet your needs.

If that does not help, then you may want to describe a little deeper what you are trying to test in terms of number of concurrent users, transactions per second, response time requirements and so forth. Depending on what your performance goals/requirements are in general may help folks scope their replies to you. It may also help to know if you have any budget limitations (or better worded, what your budget limitations are).

I believe some tools such as LoadRunner will run you a minimum of tens of thousands of dollars (like $50,000+) when you by the minimum licenses and support agreements - no point in being led down that path if your budget is $100 ;)

Good luck!

Gopi Chella
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Joined: Apr 26, 2010
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Thanks Brian. yeah i have googled and came to know the open source tools, however i wanted to know anyone's experience with these tools like which one to choose and which is handy and best.

Anyway thanks for your reply. Hence i am closing this post.



 
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