Is it possible for Load testing to be done from a functional/GUI testing point of view rather than from a virtual point of view?(IF i've worded that right [img]/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]) And if so are there many tools around that could provide this? As most of the tools i look at seem to test virtually, although i have no prior knowledge in this area.
Thanks for the replies, I had forgotten to mention that it is non web-based tools that i am looking into, are LoadRunner's GUI Vusers one per machine? or could one machine perform a gui load test for multiple users?
LoadRunner GUI Vusers are one per machine. Or were last time I checked.
Just curious, are you planning to use a load testing tool to do your functional testing? Or is this part of a larger requirement (i.e. including the GUI in the overall response time of a transaction due to heavy thick client processing)?