Performance Testing Tools - Testing Tools

The following tools, which are widely used in the software industry, are discussed in detail in this book:

  1. Mercury Interactive's WinRunner
  2. Segue Software's SilkTest
  3. IBM Rational SQA Robot

Performance Testing of a Client/Server Application

Performance Testing of a Client/Server Application

The performance testing tools functionality is shown in Figure. The server application continues to run on the server. But only one or a few clients will be running the client application but on these client machines, many virtual users are simulated, effectively simulating an environment in which 100 users access the database.

Performance Testing Using Automated Tool

Performance Testing Using Automated Tool

Today's many enterprise applications such as ERP software, web services, web sites, CRM software etc. need to be tested for performance testing. Performance testing is also called load testing or stress testing. These tools display the performance of the application using graphs and charts so that analysis will be easy. For instance, you can plot a graph which shows the response time as a function of the number of simultaneous users who access the database.

The following performance tools, widely used in the software industry, are covered in this book:

  • Mercury Interactive's LoadRunner
  • Apache's JMeter

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