Extending Open Source solution for Performance testing of Web (http\https) application


In this research paper we examine the need for load testing and highlight the shortcomings of open source load testing solutions, vis-à-vis their commercial counterparts and present our own approach to design plug-ins over open source tools that can bring them a step closer to COTS. Our proposed solution enhances the capabilities of Open Source testing tools by providing an in-depth performance monitoring of web, application and database servers. This helps in determining bottleneck of the application and enables the user to proactively correct potential problems before they become critical. We also propose here, the implementation of IP spoofing and bandwidth simulation, which would be the add-on features of this tool.

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