Run you first gatling load test using scala.

Gatling is a neat tool. You can create your load tests by just coding in scala. Jmeter allows you to do so through a plugin or beanshell but it is not as direct as the way gatling does so.

I will start by adding the gatling plugin

addSbtPlugin("io.gatling" % "gatling-sbt" % "3.0.0")

The next step is to changed the build.sbt


version := "0.1"
scalaVersion := "2.12.8"

enablePlugins(GatlingPlugin)

scalacOptions := Seq(
  "-encoding", "UTF-8", "-target:jvm-1.8", "-deprecation",
  "-feature", "-unchecked", "-language:implicitConversions", "-language:postfixOps")
libraryDependencies += "io.gatling.highcharts" % "gatling-charts-highcharts" % "3.1.2" % "test,it"
libraryDependencies += "io.gatling"            % "gatling-test-framework"    % "3.1.2" % "test,it"

The above are no different than what you can find on the official site when it comes to sbt commands and gatling.

Our next step is to add a simple http test. Be aware that you should add it in the directories src/test or src/it since, as it is instructed from the sbt dependencies for the binaries to take effect on these directories.

I shall put this test on src/test/scala/com/gkatzioura/BasicSimulation.scala

package com.gkatzioura

import io.gatling.core.Predef._
import io.gatling.http.Predef._
import scala.concurrent.duration._

class BasicSimulation extends Simulation {

  val httpConf = http.baseUrl("http://yourapi.com")
      .doNotTrackHeader("1")

  val scn = scenario("BasicSimulation")
    .exec(http("request_1")
    .get("/"))
    .pause(5)

  setUp(scn.inject(atOnceUsers(1))).protocols(httpConf)
}

Afterwards testing is simple. You go to sbt mode and execute the test.

sbt
>gatling:testOnly com.gkatzioura.BasicSimulation
>gatling:test

The first command instructs to run just one test, the second one shall run everything.

That’s it! Pretty simple.

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