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I'm currently working(almost finishing) a Java project that consists on a server application and some client applications on the same network, that will communicate with the server only to request informations. So what tools are suggested to use for this kind of testing?

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Nathan - could you expand a little on what sort of testing you would like to find tools for? Performance testing, functionality, automating regression checks? If you can name a few categories of the sorts of tests you think you might want to run, it may help in getting better recommendations. –  testerab May 3 '11 at 22:00
I'm primary looking for performance and functionality tests –  Nathan Campos May 3 '11 at 22:34

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TestNG is appropriated for functional testing (and unit test, by the way). For performance test, Grinder is probably a good choice:


The Eclipse plugin:


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Try Jmeter to test performance of your app.

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good call - again, I think you can get a plugin for eclipse. –  DuncN Jul 22 '11 at 21:21

If you are looking for automated UI testing using java then Selenium is worth having a look at....

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JUnit is also an option if you want to test functionality.

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agreed. You can JUnit for unit & integration tests. Get a plugin for eclipse. –  DuncN Jul 22 '11 at 21:20

SoapUI is a nice tool to test (not only SOAP!) webservices, define several types of assertions on the responses, build functional tests and also derive load tests from functional tests.

As a (super nice) plus, mostly everything in SoapUI can be scripted with Groovy, which allows for even more flexible testing, and finally, there is also a Maven-Plugin which lets you integrate all your tests easily in a continuous integration/testing/deployment scenario.

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The combo of JUnit and Selenium would handle most if not all of your needs, especially if your app is browser based.

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Spot on. be careful with record/playback automation tho - ensure your UI is stable (hopefully it is if you're nearing the end of the project –  DuncN Jul 22 '11 at 21:22

Though JUnit helps in writing unit test cases for java code, it will not be able to help you to speed up the testing process with increasing numbers of test cases to be executed and more data to be processed.

Jthunder is a core automation framework which helps in enabling multi-threaded processing of any JUnit tests/Java code.

Have a look at the Jthunder framework documentation.

Jthunder official blog

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Java guru, if you have any affiliation with the Jthunder project, you should mention this: otherwise your post is little more than advertisement. –  Kate Paulk Nov 3 '14 at 16:49

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