Last post Mar 24, 2011 07:34 AM by Vadim.Kleyzit
Mar 24, 2011 07:34 AM|Vadim.Kleyzit|LINK
StresStimulus is a Fiddler extension for load testing of web applications and web services by
Stimulus Technology. It helps developers to identify potential scalability issues and evaluate application performance in various production scenarios.
After the initial version release less than 3 months ago we added a number of features, both in testing capability and reporting. Thanks to all users for feature requests and bug reports.
StresStimulus replays HTTP sessions recorded in Fiddler to create high concurrency workload on web applications. You can configure multiple load test parameters such as: virtual users, load pattern, web browsers, network type, number of test iterations or test
execution time, think times, and warm-up times. For testing dynamic websites, recorded request parameters are replaced with .csv file values.
During the load test, StresStimulus shows graphs with key performance metrics such as: number of virtual users, requests per second, average response time, and bandwidth. Min/Max/Avg. and instance values are displayed. After test is complete StresStimulus
generates a summary report with test performance measurements and request performance details. It breaks down response times of every page between server and network times to identify areas with scalability problems.
StresStimulus help to answer many performance-related questions such as: how will a web application perform once it is released; how much hardware is needed to support expected user base; what will be the impact of peak scenarios on response times; how much
performance optimization is required. It supports HTTP/HTTPS, AJAX and web services.
StresStimulus can be downloaded at
http://stresstimulus.stimulustechnology.com. It is free, allows unlimited virtual users, and no registration is required. A brief screencast tutorial is posted on the support community site
Happy load testing!