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web app testing

Hi folks,

Can anyone give me any quality pointers, links, etc with regards to web app testing?


Jim Dandy
Tuesday, April 1, 2003

be more specific:
What do you want to test? data storage, data propogation, ui, background tasks, scalability, performace, the network

What variables do you have: are you trying different app servers, different OS'

What are your tools like?

If its the ui, whats the ui like?  lots of java script (gui test tool) vs basic forms (use http unit)

I have done a lot of web based testing and can help, but you need to be more specific

Daniel Shchyokin
Tuesday, April 1, 2003

Yes I need to be more specific. Basically, what we're working on is a web site developed with ASP, under IIS and Windows 2000 Advanced server.

We have two web servers and one SQL Server for our backend database.


Jim Dandy
Tuesday, April 1, 2003

Look at the forums at and

Steven Tyler
Tuesday, April 1, 2003

if you are willing to write test code in java, httpunit is a great api for this provided you don't have  a lot of java script in the browser.

for some raw performace stats, there is an app called apache bench (akthough it does not handle cookies so if you use them you will have to mod the tool)

Daniel Shchyokin
Tuesday, April 1, 2003

CanooWebTest wraps HttpUnit and extends Ant - you write your tests in an XML file. You'll need a little Java know-how to run it, but once you're going it's basically just XML.

Walter Rumsby
Wednesday, April 2, 2003

Check this site:

for the Microsoft Web Application Stress tool, for load and stress testing of ISAPI and ASP applications.

Deepak Shenoy
Wednesday, April 2, 2003

I think that Mercury Interactive's VuGen and other tools are nice. Allow you to 'record' scripts to measure and test your pages from the users' perspective.

Tal Rotbart
Wednesday, April 2, 2003

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