Which open source tool between Apache JMeter and SoapUI best suits your needs? Learn the key differences between those tools and make your choice.
There are many functional and load testing tools available on the market. That’s great!
The most renewed open-source tools are certainly JMeter and SoapUI.
But, I’m sure you agree to say that it’s difficult to know which one best suits your needs:
What features has JMeter? What are the pros of using SoapUI? Which tool has best community? User experience? Script maintainability? Should I use JMeter or SoapUI? Or maybe both?
It’s not easy to know the key differences between stress testing, load testing, soak and performance testing. When to run each kind of test? Never get stuck during a job interview again.
This is a typical questions QA Engineers and Devops may be asked during an interview. And we know how confusing these tests can be.
That’s why we’ve written this article to explain once and for all the key differences between all types of performance testing.
As stated on Software Performance Testing, there are many different ways to test software including:
Load Testing, Stress Testing (also called Torture Testing sometimes), Soak Testing: testing over long period of time, Spike Testing: simulate huge spike of load on a very short period of time, Scalability Testing: test how the applications scales horizontally or vertically.
Is The battle over? With 70% market share, Rest is dominating. However, Soap has numerous advantages over Rest. You’ll be surprised by the results.
I know you won’t like this answer… But SOAP vs REST is not the right question to ask. Rest, unlike Soap, is an architectural style, not a protocol. To better understand REST, one should read RESTful Design Principles.
Okay, but Why do some people like SOAP while others love REST? Why is there such a strong emotion around those two names?
Because the best way to compare things is to compare them point by point, we have created a huge table which compares Soap to Rest with 10+ different criterias.
We have thoroughly analyzed and tested 25 API Testing Tools. Get helpful insight on the best tools to choose to test REST and SOAP web services. Lots of screenshots included!
It’s not a secret that choosing the right API Testing Tools can be overwhelming. And you are desperately looking for SoapUI Alternatives, I’ve been there too.
GUI Testing can be horribly slow, a nightmare to maintain and requires a permanent QA Engineer. It’s no wonder more and more Devops oriented companies (who aim to unify software development and testing) tend to favor API Testing.
API (which means Application Programming Interface) Testing has proven to be faster and more reliable.
20+ Open-source stress testing tools completely tested and analyzed in one guide. Includes scripting comparison, key features, detailed setup and many screenshots.
There are many performance testing tools available on the market. That’s great!
But, i’m sure you agree it’s difficult which tool best suits your needs:
What features has JMeter? What’s the pros of using Gatling? I have heard of Tsung, how do the results look like? What if you could get a complete picture of all free load testing tools in one single guide?
Today, I have something that will make you feel like you have Load Testing Superpowers: 20+ Reviews of the Best Open-Source Load Testing Tools.
A few things to consider before running a load test without think times.
Quick definition There are a few key parameters that you must control in order to launch relevant tests. I believe think time is one of those, and it is so often overlooked that I would like to take some time to highlight what it stands for. Any quick search on your favorite search engine will tell you that think times in load testing are meant to reproduce human interaction time. As a load testing script is usually composed of a list of requests, it’s easy to understand how replaying them with think time is one more step toward a realistic behavior.
A video comparison of the recording process in Jmeter versus OctoPerf
Today’s blog will be a short video to demonstrate how quick the recording process is with OctoPerf when compared to JMeter. We always say that OctoPerf makes JMeter easier from the design to the test results, this video will show you how the recording process can be done twice as fast with OctoPerf.
And that is not counting how we cut the complexity of the recording process to a few clicks compared to all you have to do with JMeter.
A quick overview on how fast you can launch test with OctoPerf!
If you know OctoPerf, you’ve probably figured by now that we can manage complete test scenarios from end to end along with server monitoring and configurable results. But when you put it this way it is not clear how fast OctoPerf is able to run a test. Let’s take a couple of minutes today to discover how quick it can be to record and replay a script with OctoPerf.
Record from your browser First we are going to use our public demo application: https://petstore.
Monitoring the Apache Httpd of a WordPress installed via Docker.
This blog post is a step by step guide for monitoring Apache Httpd using OctoPerf. We use WordPress as a sample application.
Prerequisites Before monitoring an infrastructure we need:
to install WordPress using Docker, to configure an on-premise Host, and to create a virtual user that browse the different pages. You can skip to the monitoring chapter if you are familiar with these steps or directly to the analysis to get the results.
When should I run tests from the cloud or from my own machines.
Where should I generate load from? The rise of cloud platforms lead to a major evolution for load and performance testing. Since generating load requires a powerful infrastructure for a short period of time, one might even argue this is the perfect use case. But since we started OctoPerf we had a lot of feedback from users wanting to test from their own machines for a lot of good reasons.