What is 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.
Locust is a tool in the Load and Performance Testing category of a tech stack.
Locust is an open source tool with 12.1K GitHub stars and 1.7K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Locust's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Locust?
17 companies reportedly use Locust in their tech stacks, including confirm IT solutions, Essence, and Mirumee Software.
42 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Locust.
Why developers like Locust?
Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Locust
- Define user behaviour in code
- Distributed & scalable
- Proven & battle tested
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