The SaludOnNet platform manages health-insurance related electronic transactions via Internet, during peak hours, the transaction rate raises considerably so the system must be prepared to withstand a high transaction rate without any delay.
We were making important changes to the code and we needed to stress test our JSON-RPC backend in a flexible manner. When we started testing it we used GNU wget with a series of bash scripts to launch tests in parallel from the Linux console. Then we added the possibility to test the answer for a specific string or matching pattern, etc.
Putting that all together we came up with WASTE (Wget based Automatic Stress TEsting tool), a small console tool that allowed us to run the tests we needed. We published it on Github (https://github.com/istepaniuk/waste) Together with a small usage documentation for anyone who may find our scripts useful.
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