February 15, 2009

Pylot Version 1.20 Released - Open Source Web Performance Tool

The 1.20 release of Pylot is out!

Go grab a copy at: http://www.pylot.org/download.html

"Pylot is a free open source tool for testing performance and scalability of web services. It runs HTTP load tests, which are useful for capacity planning, benchmarking, analysis, and system tuning. Pylot generates concurrent load (HTTP Requests), verifies server responses, and produces reports with metrics. Tests suites are executed and monitored from a GUI or shell/console."

new features include:

  • refactored transaction engine with lower memory footprint and disk i/o
  • automatic cookie handling
  • better results reports
  • test naming
  • specify output location
  • specify test case file
  • bug fixes

To get started, visit Getting Started Guide: http://www.pylot.org/gettingstarted.html

Post your questions and feedback in the Pylot forum: http://clearspace.openqa.org/community/pylot

Mark Rogers and I had a nice little hackathon getting this release put together. Special thanks to Mark and the other patch submitters for helping out.


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