Comparative Study of Load Testing Tools
Software testing is an essential part of delivering quality assured and reliable software in SDLC model. Nowadays, most of the software applications are web applications that run on web browser. As there is exponential growth of web applications, it is important to test these applications to ensure that they can perform well under heavy loads. Load testing as a part of software testing is used for monitoring performance of web applications. It is used to define the maximum amount of work a system can handle without performance degradation. It design and simulate user traffic which can be used to test your application infrastructure for performance, reliability and scalability. In this paper main focus is on discussing various load testing tools that are useful for testing performance of system under heavy loads. To choose the best tool for analyzing performance of system various parameters such as response time, memory utilization, hits per second etc are used.