A framework for composing heterogeneous service tools involved in load testing lifecycle

Shin Jie Lee, You Chen Lin, Kun Hui Lin, Jie Lin You

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Abstract

Load testing is the process of applying ordinary stress to a software system to determine the system performance under normal conditions. In a typical load testing lifecycle, three kinds of service tools are involved: test case recording service tools that make testers easier to generate test cases through a web browsing-like behavior; test case execution service tools that exercise test cases with simulations of a large number of concurrent users; system resource monitoring service tools that provide information of system footprints during the test case executions. However, using these three kinds of service tools one by one to complete a load testing may require extra effort on operating and configuring each service. In this paper, we proposed a framework for composing the three types of service tools as an integrated service for load testing. A raw test case recorded by Badboy tool is automatically converted into an expanded test case that can be executed by JMeter. JMeter and Cacti are then automatically invoked by the framework. The execution time period of JMeter is automatically identified as the input to Cacti for resource monitoring of the system under test. The test report together with system footprints is also automatically generated. In the experimental evaluation, the result shows that the framework significantly save time on operating and configuring the load testing service tools than the traditional approach under a t-test.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplied System Innovation - Proceedings of the International Conference on Applied System Innovation, ICASI 2015
EditorsTeen-Hang Meen, Stephen D. Prior, Artde Donald Kin-Tak Lam
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages1075-1080
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781138028937
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventInternational Conference on Applied System Innovation, ICASI 2015 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: 2015 May 222015 May 27

Publication series

NameApplied System Innovation - Proceedings of the International Conference on Applied System Innovation, ICASI 2015

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Applied System Innovation, ICASI 2015
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityOsaka
Period15-05-2215-05-27

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Control and Optimization
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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