[rspec-users] user stories for load testing?

Bryan Helmkamp bryan at brynary.com
Wed May 14 13:42:19 EDT 2008

Hi Rick,

We're very interested in doing this at weplay (where I work). I've
started refactoring webrat to support pluggable adapters, which I see
being Rails, Merb (coming soon), and (most relevant to this)

So far I just have it able to make HTTP requests, but there seem to be
some issues. You can see what I've got at:


Would be interested if others are interested in exploring this, what
their ideal usage might be, etc.



On Tue, May 13, 2008 at 7:48 PM, Rick Lee-Morlang
<rick.lee-morlang at justleapin.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> We've recently been kicking around different ideas for simulating user
> behaviour for the purposes of load testing our backend. We hit on the idea
> of having user stories do double duty for both verifying behaviour and (if
> selected stories were driven en-masse by a distributed network of clients)
> for application load testing.
> I googled around a bit and didn't find anything relevant. Anyone have any
> thoughts/pointers as to the usefulness and feasibility of this approach, or
> does anyone have any pointers to complementary tools/plugins? I was
> imagining something like webrat-over-HTTP and a drb wrapper.
> Thanks,
> Rick
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