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Performance Testing Tools

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Performance Testing Tools

Published on Oct 09, 2022

Performance Testing is a non-functional software testing process. It aims to test software applications under a particular workload figuring out the speed, response time, stability, scalability, and resource usage on itself.

We have different kind of Performance testing:

Load Testing: basically, it is testing the software simulating multiple users accessing. In that way, it is possible to find defects before the application goes live.

Stress Testing: determines the robustness of software by testing beyond the limits of normal operation. Stress testing is particularly important for “mission critical” software but is used for all types of software.

Endurance Testing: it is done to make sure our application can perform as expected in load for a long period of time.

Spike Testing: is a type of performance testing in which an application receives a sudden and extreme increase or decrease in load.

Volume Testing: it is focused on testing the software performance under varying database volumes.

Scalability Testing: test the user limit for the web application and ensure end-user experience, under a high load, is not compromised.

We can use programming tools during the various Performance Testing to help us improve our results:

  • LoadNinja: It allows you to create scriptless sophisticated load tests and reduces testing time by half. It also replaces load emulators with real browsers and gets actionable, browser-based metrics at ninja speed.
  • Apache JMeter: is an open-source tool that can be used for performance and load testing for analysing and measuring the performance of a variety of services. This tool is mainly used for web and web service applications.
  • WebLoad: is an enterprise-scale load testing tool. It features a comprehensive IDE, Load Generation Console, and a sophisticated Analytics Dashboard. This is a web and mobile load testing and analysis tool.
  • LoadUI Pro: allows you to quickly create script less sophisticated load tests, distribute them on cloud using load agents and monitor the performance of your servers as you increase the load on them. You can access detailed reports and quickly automate your load tests.
  • LoadView: utilises real browser-based load testing for websites, web applications, and APIs. It creates multi-step scripts that simulate users interacting with your website or application. With LoadView by Dotcom-Monitor, you can show the actual performance of your applications under load.
  • NeoLoad: is an innovative performance testing platform designed to automate test design, maintenance, and analysis for Agile and DevOps teams. It integrates with continuous delivery pipelines to support performance testing.
  • LoadRunner: is a software testing tool from Micro Focus. It is used to test applications, measuring system behaviour, and performance under load. It can simulate thousands of users concurrently using application software.
  • Silk Performer: is an enterprise-class load and stress testing tool and has the ability to test multiple application environments with the thousands of concurrent users. It also supports the widest range of protocols.
  • AppLoader: this is a load-testing solution designed for business applications. It allows you to test any application by reproducing the same user experience from all your access points.
  • this is an alternative to JMeter and aims to fix its drawbacks. It allows for easy script-less test scenario creation using the so-called Recorder, yet still lets you make advanced edits of the test. It also excels in test reporting and makes use of functions.

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