How to load test a auction web site
I have to load test an auction web site. I recorded a bidding transaction and played it back, it work fine.
My problem is that our developers are using a polling mechanism, to fetch latest data to client side. i.e. after specified time (this time varies depending on load on the server) browser sends a request on its own to server for latest data irrespective of user performing any action or not.
Web application is developed in java and they use threading to accomplish the above mentioned goal. One thread is used by application and other is used for polling.
My problem starts here as rational records and playback request and response in sequence.
I am not able to figure out how to handle this threading in my script.
Please help in solving this problem.