AWS Device Farm vs Locust: What are the differences?
Developers describe AWS Device Farm as "Test your app on real devices in the AWS Cloud". Run tests across a large selection of physical devices in parallel from various manufacturers with varying hardware, OS versions and form factors. On the other hand, Locust is detailed as "Define user behaviour with Python code, and swarm your system with millions of simultaneous users". 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.
AWS Device Farm and Locust belong to "Load and Performance Testing" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by AWS Device Farm are:
- Test on the same devices your customers use
- Fix issues faster and delight your users
- Simulate real-world environments
On the other hand, Locust provides the following key features:
- Define user behaviour in code
- Distributed & scalable
- Proven & battle tested
Locust is an open source tool with 10.4K GitHub stars and 1.5K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Locust's open source repository on GitHub.
According to the StackShare community, Locust has a broader approval, being mentioned in 10 company stacks & 5 developers stacks; compared to AWS Device Farm, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.
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This is the best open source tool i have ever come across which does load testing at its best.
Python config code is really simple to write and good part is its extendable and there are many hooks available ... what else you need ..
Lastly, the web UI to monitor your swarming activity is too good and very helpful for identify bottlenecks and spikes real-time.