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It would be best if the platform or tool is relatively popular and widely recognized, and it should at least support concurrent stress testing.

I tried Postman, but it only supports serial testing, not parallel.

I also tried JMeter, but the experience wasn't very good.

Are there any other tools or platforms that you would recommend for API concurrent stress testing?

tip: My friend recommended Burp Suite to me. while it does fit the bill, isn't it generally used for penetration testing? Do you actually use Burp Suite for API stress testing?

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In no particular order, here are some useful alternatives to JMeter.

  • Gatling
  • Locust
  • Grinder

I do agree that JMeter is peculiar, but once you get used to it, it can get the job done, and it's got good community support. I particularly appreciate the wide range of plugins available.

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K6.io is a standard tool for this.

This is a paid tool, though it has a free tier.

The way this tool works is:

  1. You deploy the application
  2. You write some test definitions
  3. The tests are executed on K6's infrastructure.

You can write all sorts of tests, including long running soak tests (good for testing for memory leaks), stress tests (max load) etc. See documentation here.

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