Writing Performance Tests in Grinder using a Framework
For the framework, I created a package structure (you can see it in the way I import the task files). Within my performance-testing directory where I have Grinder installed, I created a scripts directory, inside which I place the package:
scripts/ |-- grinder-frameworked.py |-- grinder.properties |-- grinder.py `-- torqueo |-- __init__.py `-- test |-- __init__.py |-- framework | |-- Scenario.py | |-- Task.py | `-- __init__.py `-- tasks |-- Affiliate | |-- AddAffiliateTask.py | `-- __init__.py |-- Appointment | |-- AddAppointmentTask.py | `-- __init__.py |-- Contact | |-- AddContactTask.py | `-- __init__.py |-- Opportunity | |-- AddOpportunityTask.py | `-- __init__.py |-- Reports | |-- SearchAffiliateTask.py | |-- SearchContactTask.py | |-- SearchOpportunityTask.py | `-- __init__.py |-- Task | |-- AddTaskTask.py | `-- __init__.py |-- __init__.py `-- login |-- LoginTask.py |-- LogoutTask.py `-- __init__.py
Of course, you can create it in any manner you see fit; this is just the way I did it.
Well, that’s the end of this tutorial! Hope it was informative and helpful! Please comment and let me know where I can improve. This was my first time doing a lot things; it was my first time writing a framework, my first time doing performance testing, and my first time doing anything serious (and by serious I mean more serious than “Hello World!”) in Python/Jython.
If you want to check out the framework, here are the archives. They contain the Task and Scenario classes, and the Perl conversion script: