As we all know, evaluating application servers is a difficult task. The SPEC benchmarks provide performance information, but often architects need to know how app servers stack up for their own needs and in their own environment. This toolkit allows users to generate relevant performance results in their own environment and to evaluate app servers based on their own needs. The toolkit also provides a thorough feature comparison of the app servers, as well as a "developer's journal" containing notes kept by the developers as they built the test suite, which speaks volumes about what level of developer productivity to expect with each app server.
- PushToTest's SOA toolkit page - to download the test suite
- SOA toolkit page on bea.com - for executive summaries and summary of performance results
- SOA toolkit page on BEA's dev2dev - for feature comparison spreadsheet, developer's journal describing developers' experiences building the toolkit, and test suite download links