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Freeware/Opensource Automated and Performance Testing tools?
I'm wondering whether there are any Freeware/Opensource testing tools that support automated performance testing on a GUI? I've currently looked around but wondering whether there are any recommended tools that the industry use. We've currently got LoadRunner but budget cutting means we are unable to buy protocol bundles.
I've currently looked at JMeter, LoadUI and AutoIt - although I believe AutoIt doesn't really support performance testing and JMeter and LoadUI are not automated (please correct me if I'm wrong.)
Thanks for your help
If you have low ROI on your current tool, such as LoadRunner, it is not the fault of the tool. Look at your users as there is about a 30% outright fraud rate on resumes for performance and of the remainder about a 60% skills fraud rate. This leaves about 10% of the market resumes on people who have the effective skills to get the job done. Switching tools will not cause a change int he makeup of the labor force. You can just as easily achieve a negative ROI with an open source tool as you can with a commercial tool when you place the wrong person in the seat with the tool.
GUI level performance testing is state of the art as of 1992. If you are going to GUI because your team is unable to handle server dynamic data effectively then you have just encountered the 90% of the problem skills in the industry.
Sorry I dont think I explained it that well. All I was asking is a tool that is able to test an application a central sever which then connects up to a database.
Originally Posted by jpulley3
Creating the test itself is not automated, any load testing tool you'll need to either script or record a script and setup your observers. But once created, you can create command line scripts to execute them. Then you can use a scheduler or a build tool to then run some post test tasks to say copy the captured results to a archive directory, etc...
Originally Posted by jhyde92
See LoadRunner version 12 community edition and support for database connectivity for native applications within the context of the virtual user types supported. You can purchase surge-able licenses from pronq.com. You may find that the community edition has enough licensing for your needs. You can also look to SOASTA and their database virtual user support. Again, you may find that the free number of virtual users supports your expressed need. If you go JMETER you will have a 100% programmed solution set. If you go with most of the open source functional testing tools then you will likely find that they are not designed for full thick client support in mind for testing - Open standards make it easier to build a tool when you can just manipulate the DOM instead of needing custom control support.