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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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Pros of AWS Device Farm
Pros of Locust
  • 3
    1000 free minutes
  • 2
    Pay as you go pricing
  • 9
    Supports distributed
  • 5
    Easy to use
  • 4
    Open source
  • 3
    Fast
  • 3
    Hackable
  • 3
    Easy to setup
  • 2
    Test Anything
  • 1
    Cons

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Cons of AWS Device Farm
Cons of Locust
  • 1
    Records all sessions, blocks on processing when done
  • 1
    You need to remember to turn airplane mode off
  • 1
    Bad design

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What is 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.

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.

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Firebase
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