LoadWise

Simple and affordable web load testing

Version 0.6.0

Windows XP +

FAQ

LoadWise FAQs

LoadWise is a simple and affordable load testing tool. Different from conventional load testing tools, which mostly work on HTTP parameter levels, LoadWise test scripts can reuse existing functional test scripts, which make them are easy to read and maintain.

The test scripts used in LoadTest is RWebSpec, you can create test scripts using TestWise Recorder, it is not hard to create manually. If you have already functional tests in RWebSpec, with small effort, they can imported as load tests.

Just preview the load test scripts in real browser. Yes, that's right. LoadWise test scripts can be executed directly against browser, like functional tests.

Like all our software products, there is absolutely no catches or hidden cost. Our pricing model is simple too, just purchase virtual users pack. There is no subscription, no controller fee, no mandatory yearly support.

It is planned. From our observation, many load testers spend quite lot time on creating a load test report in Excel, which really matters. So LoadWise is focusing on exporting test results in Excel friendly format.

Typical load test tools hit web servers with raw HTTP requests (and send subsequent requests based on HTML responses received), and this approach does not work well with AJAX. AJAX response can be JavaScripts instructions. In our sample project, you can find sample load tests for testing a server handles AJAX requests, then unable to continue further.

A not-so-scientific work-around (for testing AJAX) is to fire functional tests on multiple machines.

That's correct. There are two types of load testing approaches

  • Stateless. Every request is constructed independently with http parameters (can be a lot).
  • State (or session based).

LoadWise adopts session based approach for much easier developing and maintaining test scripts. For many web applications, we believe only a very small percentage of web applications requires load testing over 100 Virtual Users (in that case, congratulations!)