Load is a utility for Web application and SOAP-based Web services performance and scalability testing. It features a scripting language and a library of test objects for the creation of intelligent agents that drive the Web application or SOAP-based Web service. Running hundreds of agents concurrently shows how your software performs in production environments. Load is a Java application that runs on Linux, Solaris, NT, Win2000, and Macintosh. While Load continues to be maintained, the next generation is the TestMaker program.
WebTst is a Web development test infrastructure. It aims to simplify testing by implementing an HTTP and HTTPS capture engine: a Web proxy which records a tester's actions using any Web browser and then replays them during testing. It comes with support for cookie handling, HTTP authentication, concurrency testing, digital certificates, and a number of simple tests, such as cookie setting, pattern matching, response status, and many others. It also provides the concept of result analyzer components and capabilities for maintaining smoke and regression test suites.
PureLoad is a load testing tool that simulates thousands of users executing requests against server based applications. It can be used to verify that your application will meet the expected performance criteria. PureLoad reports quality and performance problems, as well as detailed statistics gathered during a load test. PureLoad also includes extensive support for easy recording and testing of Web-based applications. The HTTP Recorder ease the process of capturing HTTP and HTTPS requests into PureLoad scenarios. The Web Crawler is used to scan a static Web site for general errors, and it can also be used to generate PureLoad scenarios to be used in a load test.
Hammerhead is a stress testing tool for Web sites. It initiates connections from multiple IP aliases and simulates a user from each alias. It is fully configurable, and there are numerous other options for creating problems with a site. Extensive data collection is also available.
PureTest is primarily targeted for function testing in the earlier phases of a development project. Even though it supports testing a variety of applications it is especially useful for debugging and snooping of Web applications. It includes a HTTP Recorder and Web Crawler which makes it useful for generic verification of HTTP requests and Web content checking.