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Performance and Stress Testing for Web Application

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Developing a fully functional and useful web application is tedious, testing the web application is more tedious. We have to make sure the web application is working well without any bugs. We have to make sure the web application is still running smooth when hundreds or thousands of people are using it at the same time. It is difficult to perform these testings without the aid of a testing software.

This paid review from ReviewMe is exactly what we need. Wapt is a load and stress testing tool that provides you with an easy-to-use, consistent and cost-effective way of testing web sites, web servers, and intranet applications with web interfaces.

Simulate Real User Activities
wapt1.pngYou can simulate real user activities by creating many different users who are coming from different IP addresses, each with their own parameters: cookies, input data for various page forms, name and password, connection speed and their own specific path through the site. You can even simulate random time between user clicks to make each virtual user as similar as possible to a human user. So that you know exactly how the server and web application react if users are using your web application.

Thousands of Users in One Test
If you want to simulate thousands of users, you do not need to specify separate behavior for each of them. You specify behavior for each type of users and use as many virtual users of each type as you need. It makes you really easy to test the web application with thousands of users easily.

There are other useful features for example, you can perform testing on dynamic web applications, test the HTTP requests that include parameters that are specific for each user. WAPT also supports testing of web sites and applications secured by SSL. You do not need to perform any additional actions for the testing.

Descriptive Test Reports and Graphs
wapt2.pngAnd finally, WAPT displays test results through descriptive reports and graphs. They are available even during the test, so you can monitor key parameters of web application performance on the fly and see how your site responds to the increasing load volume. You can also save test results in MS Excel compatible format which is really handy.

30-day Trail Version
WAPT is designed for Microsoft Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP. It costs $350 for 1 unit, you can get cheaper price if you order more than 2 units. I suggest you download 30-day trial version first. Once you are think the product is right for you, you can buy it afterwards. I personally found it very useful, you will really need it if you are going to build a web application for large amount of users.

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