Loadster handles most cookies automatically, but sometimes you need to manually set a cookie yourself. An example of when this might be necessary is if you’re trying to piggyback on existing sessions without actually logging in. […]
When you’re testing a JSON API, don’t just trust the HTTP 2xx responses to mean that everything’s working as expected. Add validation to look at the response bodies coming back and make sure they’re valid JSON and contain the right data. […]
When load testing XML web services (like SOAP, XML-RPC, and some RESTful services for example), it’s a good idea to parse the responses to make sure they are well-structured and contain the expected data. […]
If your site is on a private network that’s unreachable from the rest of the internet, you’ll need to self-host a Loadster Engine on your own network. […]
Loadster normally refuses to talk to sites with untrusted or self-signed certificates, like a normal browser would. If it’s your own site and you want to trust it, you can override this behavior. […]
Let’s say you know how much total traffic or transactions you need to simulate in a time period. How do you work backwards to estimate how many concurrent v-users it will take to get the job done? […]
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