LoadTest vs. Robot
Fist of all, does SQA Load Test still exists? If yes, what version are they up to? If no, what replaces it?
I need to do some load testing and I was told I could run robot on the application on one machine having many sessions open, to simulate multiple users. They've done it before and say it works. But if I were to use load test how would it simplify it? Would I be able to use one machine?
I have a copy of Robot 5.1 and will probably have to use it because I doubt that they will approve the purchase of a proper load testing too. But just incase they ask, how much to they run for?
Re: LoadTest vs. Robot
LoadTest doesn't specifically exist anymore. It is part and parcel with newer versions of Robot.
Bottom line - if you want to use Robot, you are going to have to upgrade... A LOT.
You can pay as much or as little as you are willing to spend for a (HTTP) load generations tool, (If it's not HTTP - you start higher and can still spend as much has you want). Once you get over free, the cost is dependant on the supported protocols and total number of users to be simulated concurrently.
Scott Barber, Sr. Performance Engineer