Furthermore we provide a complete picture of the customers real experience – providing analysis on the user experience not just the server response times! JAR:Load can spawn as many web browsers as you require either in the cloud or from behind your firewall (or both!).
You might immediately ask yourself the question “Aren’t web browsers very “heavy”? Won’t I need a million servers?” – Thankfully through our careful engineering you can fit an impressive amount of web browsers inside a typical cloud server!
The major benefits of using our technology might not be apparent but just consider these points:
With competing solutions you must get down and dirty (if even from a UI point of view) with HTTP requests, carefully recording them, ensuring they are correct and even having to insert user data. With JAR:Load you get a real browser, meaning that you don’t care about HTTP requests – you simply load pages, click things, insert user data into the fields, etc.. but in addition to the generation of load, you can easily check that the search worked or that the PDF was generated correctly.
Using this approach you can create scripts that can both load and functionally test your website in the most realistic way possible – as a real user would.
When you write your script you are creating the load on a webpage, followed (usually) by a functional test (such as it loaded, you can see the contents, etc). Therefore for Load testing the script allows you to see when the server is struggling and HOW it is struggling – whilst the same tests can be functionally used to ensure that the website continues to offer all it’s features over the months and years.
This article was written by Jar Technologies