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Alternatives to Gatling

Selenium, BlazeMeter, Locust, k6, and Cucumber are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Gatling.
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What is Gatling and what are its top alternatives?

Gatling is a highly capable load testing tool. It is designed for ease of use, maintainability and high performance. Out of the box, Gatling comes with excellent support of the HTTP protocol that makes it a tool of choice for load testing any HTTP server. As the core engine is actually protocol agnostic, it is perfectly possible to implement support for other protocols. For example, Gatling currently also ships JMS support.
Gatling is a tool in the Load and Performance Testing category of a tech stack.
Gatling is an open source tool with 5.7K GitHub stars and 1.1K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Gatling's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to Gatling

  • Selenium
    Selenium

    Selenium automates browsers. That's it! What you do with that power is entirely up to you. Primarily, it is for automating web applications for testing purposes, but is certainly not limited to just that. Boring web-based administration tasks can (and should!) also be automated as well. ...

  • BlazeMeter
    BlazeMeter

    Simulate any user scenario for webapps, websites, mobile apps or web services. 100% Apache JMeter compatible. Scalable from 1 to 1,000,000+ concurrent users.<br> ...

  • Locust
    Locust

    Locust is an easy-to-use, distributed, user load testing tool. Intended for load testing web sites (or other systems) and figuring out how many concurrent users a system can handle. ...

  • k6
    k6

    It is a developer centric open source load testing tool for testing the performance of your backend infrastructure. It’s built with Go and JavaScript to integrate well into your development workflow. ...

  • Cucumber
    Cucumber

    Cucumber is a tool that supports Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD) - a software development process that aims to enhance software quality and reduce maintenance costs. ...

  • Apache JMeter
    Apache JMeter

    It is open source software, a 100% pure Java application designed to load test functional behavior and measure performance. It was originally designed for testing Web Applications but has since expanded to other test functions. ...

  • AWS Device Farm
    AWS Device Farm

    Run tests across a large selection of physical devices in parallel from various manufacturers with varying hardware, OS versions and form factors. ...

  • Loader.io
    Loader.io

    Loader.io is a free load testing service that allows you to stress test your web-apps/apis with thousands of concurrent connections. ...

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Selenium

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    Automates browsers
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    Essential tool for running test automation
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    Remote Control
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    Record-Playback
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    Data crawling
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    Supports end to end testing
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    Functional testing
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    Easy set up
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    The Most flexible monitoring system
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    End to End Testing
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    Easy to integrate with build tools
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    Comparing the performance selenium is faster than jasm
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    Record and playback
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    Compatible with Python
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    Easy to scale
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    Integrated into Selenium-Jupiter framework
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Lead Architect at Fresha · | 28 upvotes · 1.7M views

When you think about test automation, it’s crucial to make it everyone’s responsibility (not just QA Engineers'). We started with Selenium and Java, but with our platform revolving around Ruby, Elixir and JavaScript, QA Engineers were left alone to automate tests. Cypress was the answer, as we could switch to JS and simply involve more people from day one. There's a downside too, as it meant testing on Chrome only, but that was "good enough" for us + if really needed we can always cover some specific cases in a different way.

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Benjamin Poon
QA Manager - Engineering at HBC Digital · | 8 upvotes · 902.4K views

For our digital QA organization to support a complex hybrid monolith/microservice architecture, our team took on the lofty goal of building out a commonized UI test automation framework. One of the primary requisites included a technical minimalist threshold such that an engineer or analyst with fundamental knowledge of JavaScript could automate their tests with greater ease. Just to list a few: - Nightwatchjs - Selenium - Cucumber - GitHub - Go.CD - Docker - ExpressJS - React - PostgreSQL

With this structure, we're able to combine the automation efforts of each team member into a centralized repository while also providing new relevant metrics to business owners.

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BlazeMeter

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    I can run load tests without needing JMeter scripts.
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    Easy to prepare JMeter workers
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    UI centric

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    Test Anything
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I am looking for a performance testing tool that I can use for testing the documents accessed by many users simultaneously. I also want to integrate Jenkins with the performance automation tool. I am not able to decide which shall I choose Gatling or Locust. But for me, Jenkins integration is important. I am looking for suggestions for this scenario.

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Vrashab Jian
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I have to run a multi-user load test and have test scripts developed in Gatling and Locust.

I am planning to run the tests with Flood IO, as it allows us to create a custom grid. They support Gatling. Did anyone try Locust tests? I would prefer not to use multiple infra providers for running these tests!

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k6

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Developer centric open-source load and performance testing tool
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PROS OF K6
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    Test scripts are written in javascript
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    Open-source
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We're using Locust for load testing and k6. I came across k6 and I like JavaScript, please suggest which is better for API testing k6 or Locust?

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    Benjamin Poon
    QA Manager - Engineering at HBC Digital · | 8 upvotes · 902.4K views

    For our digital QA organization to support a complex hybrid monolith/microservice architecture, our team took on the lofty goal of building out a commonized UI test automation framework. One of the primary requisites included a technical minimalist threshold such that an engineer or analyst with fundamental knowledge of JavaScript could automate their tests with greater ease. Just to list a few: - Nightwatchjs - Selenium - Cucumber - GitHub - Go.CD - Docker - ExpressJS - React - PostgreSQL

    With this structure, we're able to combine the automation efforts of each team member into a centralized repository while also providing new relevant metrics to business owners.

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    Sarah Elson
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    @producthunt LambdaTest Selenium JavaScript Java Python PHP Cucumber TeamCity CircleCI With this new release of LambdaTest automation, you can run tests across an Online Selenium Grid of 2000+ browsers and OS combinations to perform cross browser testing. This saves you from the pain of maintaining the infrastructure and also saves you the licensing costs for browsers and operating systems. #testing #Seleniumgrid #Selenium #testautomation #automation #webdriver #producthunt hunted

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