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The only way to be sure is by regularly checking the performance of your web or app. But which tool should you use for this?
In this article, I’m going to review the pros and cons of the most popular open source solutions for load and performance testing.
Chances are that most of you have already seen this page. It’s a great list of 53 of the most commonly used open source performance testing tools. However, some of these tools are limited to only HTTP protocol, some haven’t been updated for years and most aren’t flexible enough to provide parametrization, correlation, assertions and distributed testing capabilities.