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Blitz vs Locust: What are the differences?

Blitz: Load testing for websites, web apps, and REST APIs. Build bulletproof, scalable solutions with Blitz - a simple and fun service for load testing web apps and APIs in the cloud. Blitz offers powerful yet simple capabilities including continuous monitoring, performance testing and remediation. Blitz enables you to instantly burst up to 50,000 concurrent users against your app in seconds from multiple points of presence around the world; Locust: 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.

Blitz and Locust can be categorized as "Load and Performance Testing" tools.

Some of the features offered by Blitz are:

  • Complex transactions- Whether you want to test a web page or a complex transaction , Blitz makes it easy for you to determine the number of users you can support.
  • Detailed feedback- Get detailed statistics and feedback in real time, and in plain English
  • Plugins- With our extension for Chrome or add-on for Firefox , just navigating to a webpage and run a performance test. Blitz takes care of the cookies, authentication and all the other underlying complexities.

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.

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    Load testing
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    Supports distributed
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    Easy to use
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    Open source
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    Fast
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    Hackable
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    Easy to setup
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    Test Anything
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      Bad design

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    What is Blitz?

    Build bulletproof, scalable solutions with Blitz - a simple and fun service for load testing web apps and APIs in the cloud. Blitz offers powerful yet simple capabilities including continuous monitoring, performance testing and remediation. Blitz enables you to instantly burst up to 50,000 concurrent users against your app in seconds from multiple points of presence around the world.

    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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    What are some alternatives to Blitz and Locust?
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    Apache JMeter
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    Gatling
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    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.
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