By John Cavazos, Senior Performance Test Engineer
At one time, it was very common for companies to use a homegrown solution to performance test their software. This was mainly due to two factors:
- the lack of available, cost-effective commercial testing tools
- the complexity of their software
The situation is different today as it is common to find excellent, free, open-source tools online. These high-quality, stable, easy-to-use tools don’t have the inherent maintenance costs associated with using homegrown solutions.
There are now several industry standard tools available that can be used to performance test most, if not all of the features a company might need. What isn’t readily available can typically be added to these tools with minimal effort due to their open-source nature. Here are a few I have used: Continue reading