What tooling you are going to use depends heavily on what the goal of
your test is.
Be aware that JMeter is testing on HTTP level and that Watir tests are
on real browser level.
Depending on the thickness of your client the response time of both
tools will be different.

Cheers,
John

On Jan 28, 1:49 pm, Natasha <itsn...@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> Thanks Aidy. I don't mind using these options. Just that both are
> equally new to me. I am sure BadBoy would be simpler compared to
> JMeter.
>
> Let me go through it and understand the setup complexity. Also need to
> understand the similarities/differences between Watir and these tools.
> I will get back to you if I need help with these tools.
>
> Regards,
> Natasha
>
> On Jan 28, 12:37 pm, aidy lewis <aidy.le...@googlemail.com> wrote:
>
> > Natasha,
>
> > There easiest way to do this is to use BadBoy and JMeter. If you need
> > help with this drop me a mail off-line.
>
> > Aidy
>
> > On 28/01/2009, Natasha <itsn...@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>
> > >  Hello All,
>
> > >  Am writing a script to find the load time for certain web pages.
>
> > >  I tried it in a way that my watir script just has one line of code
> > >  i.e. $browser.goto("www.google.com")
>
> > >  But is there a simpler way to do it. Basically want to create a script
> > >  to do that and run that script as a cron job.
> > >  It may not use Watir. Not sure if Ruby by itself can be sufficient.
>
> > >  Any pointers will be helpful.
>
> > >  Thanks,
>
> > > Natasha
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