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.
NeoLoad is a load testing tool for Web applications. By simulating a large number of users accessing your application, it tests the robustness and performance of a server under different loads. A clear and comprehensive test report pinpoints errors and bottlenecks and answers questions about the number of users a site can handle, if the site will crash under load, and what the response times are. It is user friendly and very easy to use, requiring no scripting, and allows you to design advanced scenarios to handle real world applications.
RUBiS is an auction site modeled after eBay.com used to benchmark e-commerce Web site technologies. It is currently used to evaluate design patterns, application servers, and communication layers scalability. Several implementations using PHP, Servlets, Enterprise JavaBeans (EB BMP, EB CMP, MDB, SB, EJB 2.0 CMP, Session Façade, etc.) are already available and new versions for JDO and .Net are currently developed.
Schroedinger is the combination of Apache Tomcat with a nice, clean Swing GUI. It provides an easy way to create and test JSP and Servlet Web applications. It records every JSP/HTTP activity so that every possible bug can be corrected immediately. Schroedinger can be used in personal mode, which prevents others from using its JSP Server while you develop the application. Alternatively, Schroedinger's working directory can be opened via file-sharing, so that a JSP can be copied to any computer of the JSP development team.
Xerver is a fast, tiny Web server which allows you to run CGI scripts (Perl, PHP, etc.), create aliases (virtual directories), allow/deny directory listings, create your own error pages ("404 Not Found"), allow/deny CGI scripts, password protect folders, choose your own index file extensions, share/unshare hidden files or files with certain file extensions, share unlimited folders, etc. It supports HTTP/0.9, HTTP/1.0, HTTP/1.1, and all HTTP methods (GET, POST and HEAD).