After finishing my post on the Faban 1.0 announcement, I realized that it was geared towards users who were already using Faban. So I decided to write this post for users who have never used Faban.
Faban is two things :
- A framework for developing performance and load tests.
- A tool to run these tests and view their results.
The former is called the “Faban Driver Framework” and the latter is called the “Faban Harness”. Although the two are related, it is entirely possible to run an arbitrary test developed outside of Faban using the Faban Harness. In fact, many benchmarks do just that. In this respect, Faban is rather unique.
The Driver Framework
The real power of Faban is unleashed only when you use the framework. The framework …[Read more]