Generating A WCAT Script With Fiddler

by Brandon 23. November 2010 20:09

The Web Capacity Analysis Tool (WCAT) is simple tool for stressing a web server.  It's fairly straight forward, but because it's UI is very minimal, it can be a little tedious to set up a test.  Microsofts older Web Application Stress Tool (WAS) had a nice feature to record a browser session by acting as a proxy and so I did a quick google search to see if I could find something similar for WCAT.  As further testimate to Fiddler's awesomeness, "thomad" has written a great WCAT Fiddler plugin that does exactly what I want.

About the authors

Three brothers (yes we're really brothers) all writing and architecting .net solutions.  Our original inspiration for this blog was simply to give the same useful advice we receive from other blogs on a very regular basis.  Lets face it, thanks to the Internet and its contributors, we're a long way away from the days of shifting through a 900 page reference book to find that one line of code.  But lately we've also noticed the shift in the view of application development.   Where once we were the heros of optimization and efficiency, we're now seen a bunch of budget blowing goof-offs that nobody trusts.  We've got some ideas to change that and we'll try to share those thoughts between the short snips of code.