News: Learn How Your Website Performs Under Various Load Conditions

  1. SoftLogica has announced WAPT 5.0, the new version of its load, stress and performance testing tool for web sites, web servers and applications with web interfaces. In contrast to "800-pound gorilla" load testing tools, WAPT is designed to minimize the learning curve and give the user an ability to create a heavy load from a single regular workstation. You can create a basic test scenario and get meaningful information about your performance landscape in a matter of minutes. WAPT is able to generate up to 3000 simultaneously acting virtual users for an "average" test scenario using standard hardware configuration (Pentium 4 2GHz, 1GB RAM, Gigabit Ethernet). WAPT creates a test workload which is virtually the same as the load experienced by a web site in the real world. Virtual users in each profile are fully customizable. They can have individual IP address (IP spoofing), user name and password, and persistent cookies, to name a few. Basic and Integrated Windows (NTLM) authentication methods are supported. Graphs and reports are shown in real-time at different levels of detail, thus helping to manage the testing process. You don't need to wait for the completion of the test to get results, so if you have already identified a problem, you can stop the test, fix the problem and start the test again to check for performance changes. The command line interface allows you to integrate WAPT into the existing development environment. Standard XML files are used to store test scenarios and can be modified by third party software. What's New in version 5.0: Tree-type Log Viewer: Comprehensive log viewer provides detailed representation of all requests, responses and errors that occur during the test run. This information is structured with the help of a tree view with several levels of details: profile, user, session and iteration. Using the tree view you can find any information easily without need to search through megabytes of log files. You can navigate to any particular request or browse errors one by one. Automatic Parameterization of Requests: WAPT can be configured to automatically find dynamic values in responses during recording. It creates corresponding variables and uses them when recording subsequent requests. This feature significantly simplifies the design of tests for pages with dynamic content. Server Resources Deallocation Testing: WAPT can emulate a new load type consisting of two phases repeating several times: one with low load level and one with high load level. You can specify the duration and the number of virtual users for each phase. This type of load is useful to make sure that web application allocates and frees server resources correctly. The detailed list of all 11 new features: http://www.loadtestingtool.com/version50.shtml Pricing and Availability: WAPT is designed for Microsoft Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003. The 30-day trial version with full set of features limited to 20 concurrent virtual users can be downloaded at http://www.loadtestingtool.com/wapt.exe. The program is priced at $350 (USD) per license. Volume discounts are available. Free technical support is provided by e-mail (support at loadtestingtool dot com) and by phone (+7.383.3356692).

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    I'm asked how the test tools compare to another another all the time. Has anyone put together a comparison of WAPT, Mercury, jMeter, iTKO, Parasoft, Grinder? I'm interested in writing a comparison matrix and posting it on TSS. -Frank