Topic: Load / Stress testing programs

Howdy all,

I have been asked to find a load / stress testing program that has to meet the following requirements and I was wondering if any of you lot had some good recommendations:

* Allow for the creation of user stories (Just Browsing, purchasing a product etc. )
* GUI Click and Record preferably (Stories to be created by non-techies)
* Windows. Linux possible if there is a web UI
* Free / Cheap ($500 or less)

Currently the only one we have in our sights is WAPT (http://www.loadtestingtool.com)

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Re: Load / Stress testing programs

Have you taken a look at jMeter? I've had some pretty solid success with it.  The learning curve isn't too bad.

http://jakarta.apache.org/jmeter/

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