Introducing RoboHydra - Opera's open-source HTTP client test tool
By Bruce Lawsonbrucelawson. Wednesday, June 27, 2012 11:02:52 AM
We'd like you to meet RoboHydra - a web server designed to help you test any kind of HTTP-based client. RoboHydra is easy to configure to return the responses you want, mimicking any server behaviour needed to test your clients.
- Testing how the client behaves when it receives a certain combination of valid (but possibly uncommon or cumbersome to reproduce) data
- Being able to easily reproduce race conditions
- Checking how the client behaves when the server returns Internal Server Error or invalid data
- Simulating server connection latency when connecting to a real server
Take a look at the screencasts for more information on how to use RoboHydra while we're preparing some tutorial articles.
The project started at Opera as an internal tool to test some of our projects. Large parts of this code were (and still are) developed there, but as it’s pretty generic we decided to open source it. See Opera’s GitHub account for more open source goodies.