Gatling - a tool for load testing

Filed under: Load testing, Scala, Test automation, Tools, — Tags: Gatling — Thomas Sundberg — 2016-08-04

The documentation for Gatling tells us that "Gatling is an open-source load testing framework based on Scala, Akka and Netty". I have heard good things about it but never tried it.

The technical parts, Scala, Akka and Netty, were less interesting from my perspective. The interesting part was its developer-friendly DSL, Domain Specific Language. I have used tools like JMeter and I have never been impressed by their user interfaces. They are too complicated. As a developer, I like when I can specify my load script using my regular tooling. That is, an editor, a build tool and a command line.

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