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From Gianny Damour <gianny.dam...@optusnet.com.au>
Subject Re: Load driving scripts for Daytrader
Date Tue, 24 Oct 2006 22:54:40 GMT
Hello,

I think that the Grinder definitively is worth to consider. I have  
used it a couple of times and I think that it is "better" than JMeter.

Thanks,
Gianny


On 25/10/2006, at 3:44 AM, Slava McDougald wrote:

> Hi Matt,
>
>
> Well, my short evaluation of JMeter confirmed your observation: JMeter
> is definately not a great performing load driving tool.
>
> However, I tried/read about a few other open source load drivers and
> unfortunately I didn't find anything that performs really well.
>
> Since JMeter has the largest and  the most active development
> community that provides a good user's support, I think that we can
> start using it to drive Daytrader (at least until we find something
> better).
>
> Slava
>
>
> On 10/24/06, Slava McDougald <slava.mcdougald@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Piuysh,
>>
>> Writing your own driver is certainly an option but it wouldn't be my
>> preferred option.  You are right; it takes a lot of time, efforts,
>> good design and implementation to build a good load driving tool.
>>
>> In my opinion, it is better to just use whatever it is available out
>> in the open source space.  Something like JMeter for example has a
>> large community of developers working on improving and supporting it
>> as w ell as a lot of users that can provide hits/feedback on its use.
>> In addition, the source code is available to download and can change
>> according to your needs.  That is why I proposed to use the existing
>> load driver instead of developing one from scratch.
>>
>> For my testing, I used just a simple JMeter scripts, mostly for my  
>> own
>> educational purposes.  However, I am working on creating a more
>> complex JMeter workload script for Daytrader.
>>
>> Once completed, I will share it with you (the Geronimo development  
>> community).
>>
>> Then we can work together on changing/improving it and maybe package
>> it with Daytrader sample.
>>
>> Sounds good?
>>
>> Slava
>>
>>
>> On 10/24/06, Matt Hogstrom <matt@hogstrom.org> wrote:
>> > If you can get JMeter going that would be great.  I did try it  
>> and it used
>> > an excessive amount of CPU but I may not have had it configured  
>> well.
>> >
>> >
>> > On Oct 24, 2006, at 11:22 AM, Piyush Agarwal wrote:
>> >
>> >
>> > Hi all,
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > It is great to have the Daytrader sample in the Geronimo projects.
>> >
>> > Daytrader is an end-to-end application that allows a full  
>> functional
>> >
>> > testing of Geronimo as well as measuring the performance of the
>> >
>> > server.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > However, in order to do a performance test, a users need to  
>> drive the
>> >
>> > application with some kind of a load driving software.  And for  
>> that
>> >
>> > they need to spend time and effort to develop scripts for  
>> driving the
>> >
>> > sample.  Very often, they do not have the time or the desire to  
>> invest
>> >
>> > in learning all the specifics about a new load driving tool and/ 
>> or the
>> >
>> > application just to be able to perform a test.  But if they are
>> >
>> > provided will the scripts they will gladly use them.
>> >
>> > Matt Hogstrom
>> > matt@hogstrom.org
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>>


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