Man, too many things going on in the days leading up to Christmas, I’ve fallen behind in my updates. This post covers three days, which have basically been spent reading about and learning about AJAX architecture, editing audio for the TWiST podcast, as well as doing some priming on Performance Testing. It was the TWiST podcast scheduled for this week that actually is the impetus for today’s tool recommendation.
Load and Performance testing can be a long and tedious process. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a quick and robust tool that you could do some basic testing with (something where simulating ten active users would be enough to get some answers)? If that sounds like something you would like to play with, head over to webperformance.com and download the Web Performance Load Tester demo. It’s a demo that does not expire, but it is capped at simulating ten users.
Again, it’s not necessarily something that will blow the roof off of the place or flood your site, but if you want to get some ideas as to how your application handles a moderate load and practice some performance techniques, this is a good option to play with.