Boom is a tiny program that sends some load to a web application. It's similar to Apache Bench (ab), but with better availability across different platforms and a less troubling installation experience.
Boom is originally written by Tarek Ziade in Python and is available on tarekziade/boom. But, due to its dependency requirements and my personal annoyance of maintaining concurrent programs in Python, I decided to rewrite it in Go.
Simple as it takes to type the following command:
go get github.com/rakyll/boom
Boom supports custom headers, request body and basic authentication. It runs provided number of requests in the provided concurrency level, and prints stats.
Usage: boom [options...] <url> Options: -n Number of requests to run. -c Number of requests to run concurrently. Total number of requests cannot be smaller than the concurency level. -q Rate limit, in seconds (QPS). -o Output type. If none provided, a summary is printed. "csv" is the only supported alternative. Dumps the response metrics in comma-seperated values format. -m HTTP method, one of GET, POST, PUT, DELETE, HEAD, OPTIONS. -H Custom HTTP header. You can specify as many as needed by repeating the flag. for example, -H "Accept: text/html" -H "Content-Type: application/xml" . -t Timeout in ms. -A HTTP Accept header. -d HTTP request body. -T Content-type, defaults to "text/html". -a Basic authentication, username:password. -x HTTP Proxy address as host:port. -readall Consumes the entire request body. -allow-insecure Allow bad/expired TLS/SSL certificates. -disable-compression Disable compression. -disable-keepalive Disable keep-alive, prevents re-use of TCP connections between different HTTP requests. -cpus Number of used cpu cores. (default for current machine is 1 cores)
This is what happens when you run Boom:
% boom -n 1000 -c 100 https://google.com 1000 / 1000 ∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎ 100.00 % Summary: Total: 21.1307 secs. Slowest: 2.9959 secs. Fastest: 0.9868 secs. Average: 2.0827 secs. Requests/sec: 47.3246 Speed index: Hahahaha Response time histogram: 0.987  | 1.188  | 1.389  | 1.590  |∎∎ 1.790  |∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎ 1.991  |∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎ 2.192  |∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎ 2.393  |∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎∎ 2.594  |∎∎∎∎∎∎ 2.795  | 2.996  | Latency distribution: 10% in 1.7607 secs. 25% in 1.9770 secs. 50% in 2.0961 secs. 75% in 2.2385 secs. 90% in 2.3681 secs. 95% in 2.4451 secs. 99% in 2.5393 secs. Status code distribution:  1000 responses
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