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Functional and load web tester.

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FunkLoad is a functional and load web tester, written in Python, whose
main use cases are:

* Functional testing of web projects, and thus regression testing as well.

* Performance testing: by loading the web application and monitoring
your servers it helps you to pinpoint bottlenecks, giving a detailed
report of performance measurement.

* Load testing tool to expose bugs that do not surface in cursory testing,
like volume testing or longevity testing.

* Stress testing tool to overwhelm the web application resources and test
the application recoverability.

* Writing web agents by scripting any web repetitive task, like checking if
a site is alive.

Main FunkLoad features are:

* FunkLoad is free software distributed under the `GNU GPL`_.

* Functional test are pure Python scripts using the pyUnit framework like
normal unit test. Python enable complex scenarios to handle real world

* Truly emulates a web browser (single-threaded) using Richard Jones'

- basic authentication support
- cookies support
- referrer support
- fetching css, javascript and images
- emulating a browser cache
- file upload and multipart/form-data submission
- post any kind of content type like ``application/xml``
- https support
- http_proxy support

* Advanced test runner with many command-line options:

- set the target server url
- display the fetched page in real time in your browser
- debug mode
- check performance of a single page (or set of pages) inside a test
- green/red color mode
- select or exclude tests cases using a regex
- support normal pyUnit test
- support doctest from a plain text file or embedded in python docstring

* Turn a functional test into a load test: just by invoking the bench
runner you can identify scalability and performance problems. If
needed the bench can distributed over a group of worker machines.

* Detailed bench reports in ReST or HTML (and PDF via ps2pdf)

- the bench configuration
- tests, pages, requests stats and charts.
- the 5 slowest requests.
- monitoring one or many servers cpu usage, load average, memory/swap
usage and network traffic charts.
- an http error summary list

View a `report example <>`.

* Differential reports to compare 2 bench reports giving a quick overview of
scalability and velocity changes.
View a `diff report example <>`.

* Easy test customization using a configuration file or command line options.

* Easy test creation using embeded TCPWatch as proxy recorder, so you can
use your web browser and produce a FunkLoad test automatically, including
file upload or any ajax call.

* Provides web assertion helpers to check expected results in responses.

* Provides helpers to retrieve contents in responses page using DOM.

* Provides a funkload.CPSTestCase to ease Zope and Nuxeo CPS testing.

* Easy to install (EasyInstall_) and use, see examples in the demo folder.

* Works fine with CPS or any Zope application, CherryPy, Nuxeo EP or any
JBoss Seam JSF MyFaces applications ...

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