testing on production prototypes for ACS or openACS based sites
(AOLserver). Can anyone tell me if there are web traffic simulators
that they have had good experience with, or can recommend? Free-
software ones are preferred, of course.
There is also at least one tool that will read your server logs and replay the same requests - so your testing can be focused on exactly the same kind of usage you are already seeing on the site.
Anyway, I found a good resource at http://www.softwareqatest.com/qatweb1.html#LOAD, including a nice simple C program called http_load from the always reliable ACME software.
It is far from being finished, but already usable to do some basic testing on ACS-like sites. I want to add some simple stress testing capabilities soon and would appreciate suggestions on how to do that. Although - if you need something that works _right now_ then it is propably not an alternative.
Would you be interested in writing up a handful of examples for some basic OpenACS 4 pages?
The two pieces of httpunit regression testing in ACS 4 that I found - in the templating and the wp-slim package - have been ported from httpunit to tclwebtest and it works so far for me (on an ACS4 Classic system), although these ports are not done in the ideal way (unorganized, one big file instead of a few smaller ones, etc.) The ported tests are in the distribution.
I will do some smaller examples on OpenACS pages soon.