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.
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.
LogiTest is a Java application for functional and regression testing of Web sites. It currently supports GET and POST methods, HTTPS, cookies, browser history, XML formatted tests, simple Testlet API for writing new tests, user-defined HTTP headers and parameters, and regular expressions. Tests are recorded and played back through a easy-to-use GUI and can be stored and loaded from XML files.
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.
Moodle is a learning management system for producing Internet-based course Web sites. It is written in PHP and is easy to install and use on Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, SunOS, BSD, and Netware 6. It has been designed to support modern pedagogies based on social constructionist theory, and includes activity modules such as forums, chats, resources, journals, quizzes, surveys, choices, workshops, glossaries, lessons, and assignments. It has been translated into over 70 languages, with more on the way, and supports the popular SCORM standard for content packaging. Moodle offers a free alternative to commercial software such as WebCT or Blackboard, and is being used by a growing number of universities, schools, and independent teachers for distance education or to supplement face-to-face teaching.
Zaval Database Front-end is a light and functional Web-based front-end to any database for which you have JDBC drivers. It allows raw SQL code execution and is limited only by the extent of the database's SQL support. It supports multiple query execution, alternate languages, and more.
The PHP Assertion Unit Framework (phpAssertUnit) is a unit testing framework based on assertions which helps PHP developers test their code. Failing assertions about the program state are tracked in a Reporter window of a DOM-compliant browser such as IE5+, Mozilla, Netscape 6+, etc. The reporting of failures or warning messages does not disturb the running script, allowing easy Web GUI testing.
AWbot is a bot that connects to your Web site and makes URL requests like human visitor. It's not a Web indexing robot, but a Web client tool that emulates visitors browsing your Web site to test its stability after a development change, its reliability, and its response to heavy loads.
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.