Testing a client/Server application with TCP/IP record/replay
User simon (email@example.com) posted:
We are currently considering a project of testing a client/server
callcentre application. The protocol between the desktop application and
the mainframe is TCP/IP. Has anyone ever had any experience with this type
of test. I remember trying something similar with a different tool and
getting alot of HEX/ASCII in the script with made it unreadable and
unfixable. Does anyone have any comments as to how to approach such an
application with regard to stressing it until it breaks.
Any comments greatly appreciated.
Re: Testing a client/Server application with TCP/IP record/replay
I doubt if it is just TCP/IP.
Your C/S app. must talk to a database, if the database is communicating through ODBC or it is MS SQLServer or Oracle, the Rational Performance tools would recognize that and present the info in a very readable fashion.
If the application communicates through a non-recognized protocol on top of TCP/IP then that information can be recorded through socket recording. Yes this will give the dreaded blocks of hex data.
We actually had to do this for a system that ran against Informix. It was not too bad, after a bit of puzzling we could read and write informix socket info to support our tests.