On 4/9/07, Paul Bennett <Paul.Bennett at wcc.govt.nz> wrote: > Hi all, > > Can anyone share any insights into load testing sites / apps. I'm looking at possible product 'solutions' and am wondering if there's a better way before plunking down company cash on something that may not prove that useful... > > Any help / thoughts / comments welcome. You didn't specify the size of your application, but if you're load testing, I'll assume it's decent size. LoadRunner by Mercury is pretty much the only way to go. http://www.mercury.com/us/products/performance-center/loadrunner/ You can try to roll your own, but unless your app is incredibly simple, you're going to find that setting up valid load tests is a lot more difficult than it sounds. LoadRunner essentially records HTTP traffic during a set of functional tests, and then uses that traffic to hammer the application. -- Matt Warden Cleveland, OH, USA http://mattwarden.com This email proudly and graciously contributes to entropy.