Command Line Interface?

nikolaiblackienikolaiblackie Posts: 20
edited March 31, 2006 7:38AM in ANTS Load
Can you launch ANTS Load from command line?

As part of our continuous build process we want to be able to launch a set of predefined load tests after a build, then save the metrics to aid in assessing the impact of code changes etc.

Is this possible?

Comments

  • Brian DonahueBrian Donahue Posts: 6,590 New member
    Hello,

    You can save the projects as .ants files so they can be re-used. The projects contain the load test settings, topology, scripts, webreferences, and performance counters used.

    Unfortunately, no, you cannot automate the test with tools like MSBuild and NANT; ANTS Load tests can only be started manually and run interactively by a user.
  • Any plans perhaps to provide this feature? Could be a nice value added feature for ANTS Load?
  • Hi Brian,
    Hello,
    ...
    Unfortunately, no, you cannot automate the test with tools like MSBuild and NANT; ANTS Load tests can only be started manually and run interactively by a user.

    We're working towards a comprehensive continuous integration implementation using CruiseControl.Net. In this tool we're able to trigger our builds, FXCop, unit tests and coverage analysis, auto documentation, and had assumed ANTS would make the perfect complement to automate load testing per build.

    Without a command line interface or other scriptable interface to trigger a load test based on a specific project .ants file the continuous integration approach isn't viable using ANTS - have you any plans to include this in future versions?

    We are loving the combined ANTS profiler and load test client, and are keen to embed it as a critical component of our production line.

    best regards
    Nick
    thanks
    nick
  • Brian DonahueBrian Donahue Posts: 6,590 New member
    Hi Nick,

    That sounds like a very good idea. I wouldn't hold my breath, though, we just did a version last month and probably won't be looking at the code for awhile.
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