I typically write automation using Java/Selenium but placing an order using a typical script takes close to a minute per order on our sites. I'm looking at potentially placing hundreds if not thousands of orders which will take on the order of days. Validation of the orders will be completed by a monitoring service so the script doesn't need to do any validation... it just needs to place orders as fast as possible. I'm looking for other tools or methods to place orders using automation.
I have investigated the web service route and there are none available. I am currently exploring placing orders using LoadRunner. This method is placing an order about every 5s but I think I'm going to run into issues mapping all the different product options into the script... besides the fact that I feel like I'm using a screwdriver to hammer a nail...
Any suggestions on how to accomplish this? I'm open to just about anything. I am familiar with Eclipse/Java/Selenium and Visual Studio/C#. I think we'd be open to even purchasing a tool, depending on the cost, if it made this task easy.
If I can't find another option, I'll probably end up writing the script in Java/Selenium and running multiple instances. There are reasons why this may be an issue also though, thus the search for alternate approaches.