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Advice on BlazeMeter, Gatling, and Loader.io
Ratan Sharmacharya
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I have a team that is not heavy on programming skills. I am looking for a load testing tool that is easy to use. Preferably, the tool should be a record and playback tool without much programming. Also, the tool should be able to test APIs apart from web-based applications. What tool should I opt for?

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Deepak Naik
Product Owner at Digite Infotech Private Limited · | 3 upvotes · 14.8K views

My choice would be Apache JMeter, It's free and opensource plus it comes with lots of plugins and extendability. Apache JMeter needs a small amount of a learning curve and a basic understanding of Network, Protocols (TCP/IP ports, HTTP(S) and REST/SOAP, etc.) for initial setup. But it doesn't require programming skills. it has a nice record and playback option. You can still carry on without the developer skillset if you follow these steps. 1. Take backup. 2. Start recording and interact with the application. 3. stop recording and save the test case. This will give you your test-bed, after this, after these steps, every time just do Restore from backup and then Playback and observer results.

If you have longer recordings then an understanding of how to modify the recorded scripts will come handy.

For some of the advanced features such as Configuring variables, implementing loops, throttling adding think time, and automating test scaling to the number of users will require good planning of test scenarios and a Developer experience but this is true for any tool (even loader.io)

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Pepe Ruiz
Head of Content at k6.io · | 2 upvotes · 14.7K views
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Disclaimer: I work at k6, and I recommend you try our tool.

It might require some coding skills, but we support a few options to record a user session to autogenerate the load test. Read How to record a browser session with k6 OSS.

The k6 Cloud also supports recording a user session with a Browser Extension. Additionally, it provides a Test Builder UI to generate a load test for testing APIs.

If you have questions or need help, you can ask on Slack and the Community forum.

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Pros of BlazeMeter
Pros of Gatling
Pros of Loader.io
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    I can run load tests without needing JMeter scripts.
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    Easy to prepare JMeter workers
  • 5
    Great detailed reports
  • 5
    Can run in cluster mode
  • 4
    Loadrunner
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    Scala based
  • 1
    Load test as code
  • 8
    Easy to use
  • 6
    Free tier
  • 3
    Heroku add-on

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Cons of BlazeMeter
Cons of Gatling
Cons of Loader.io
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    Costly
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    UI centric
  • 2
    Steep Learning Curve
  • 1
    Hard to test non-supported protocols
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    Not distributed
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    What is 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>

    What is Gatling?

    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.

    What is 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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    What are some alternatives to BlazeMeter, Gatling, and Loader.io?
    Flood IO
    Performance testing with Flood increases customer satisfaction and confidence in your production apps and reduces business risk.
    Load Impact
    It is performance testing platform brings performance testing to the developer’s turf. Developers of all skill levels are able to easily pick up manual testing with it and simply transition to the more modern principles of DevOps and performance testing automation.
    Runscope
    Keep tabs on all aspects of your API's performance with uptime monitoring, integration testing, logging and real-time monitoring.
    RedLine13
    It is a load testing platform that brings the low cost power of the cloud to JMeter and other open source load testing tools.
    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.
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