When a load testing is conducted, a tester first needs to decide what kind of workload should be applied, that is, load characterized by the number of clients or arrival rate (interarrival time) . For those who always use one tool for load testing, it is better to try other options to get different interpretation of system behaviors.
Tools specify the number of clients:
how many rounds the request scenario will run and Faban specifies how long the test will run.
Tools specify the arrival rate:
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Back in 2007, W3C had a workshop of "Web of Services for Enterprise Computing". I have blogged it here. The presentations at the workshop made me understand more about why some thought the so-called "web services" were not about web. It was around that time that I started to believe that REST is much better than WS-* for the problems I was looking at. These came to my mind when I read the CFP of ICWS2009 this morning. It sounds like that the organizers began to realize that "web services" should be "web-based services". Two of three major conference areas have web titled -- "Web-based Services", "Web Services Applications beyond Web". Hope I can have a manuscript for it by January 19, 2009.