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Performance Testing Oracle 11g Application
Hi SQA Forums!
First time poster so please be gentle,
I am currently testing an Oracle Forms application running from an a Java Virtual Machine.
I am looking for tool I could use to test multiple end user performance.
I have tried RadView Web Load to no avail and have been told this is because the Oracle Forms Application communicates between the browser and server with http, headers however these do not send requests only data and can not be used by Web Load.
Any advice would be greatly apprenticed
"We can test Oracle Forms Applications by using tools like LoadRunner, Neoload & Webload
1) LoadRunner uses Oracle NCA protocol that handles the communication with the Oracle Forms server. Using your browser you launch the database client, an applet viewer.
The NCA environment is a three-tier environment. The user first sends an http call from his browser to a web server. This call access the start-up HTML page which invokes the Oracle Application applet. The client(applet viewer) communicates through the proprietary NCA protocol with the application server (Oracle Forms Server) which then submits information to the database server.Vugen records and replays the NCA communication between the client and the Forms server(application server)
The Oracle NCA protocol is commonly used as a multi-protocol in combination with Web (HTTP/HTML) or Web (Click and Script). This is the recommended way to record with Oracle NCA
2) Neoload is one of the best tool, Since Oracle form is based on binary protocol, load testing Oracle Forms application requires this protocol to be specifically supported
Neoload allows you to:
#Record the oracle forms traffic to be played back
#A utomatically handles the session IDs used by Oracle Forms
#Neoload can create scenarios to test Oracle Forms applications behaviour under stress and validate their performance, while pinpointing any weaknesses.
3) Webload is another good tool, WebLoad includes a dedicated module for Oracle Forms that provides seamless support for the proprietary applet and protocol.
Some of the best features are:
#A powerful solution for test creation and test execution including automatic record and play back or Oracle forms applications
#Robust monitoring of Oracle servers
#A dvanced reporting to identify the Oracle-specific bottlenecks for rapid resolution
#Support for all versions starting with 9i and above
#A utomatic recording of all data types and formats
#Support for multiple concurrent threads