Date Added: May 2011
The emergence of asynchronous techniques for building interactive web applications has led to the development of Rich Internet Applications (RIAs). RIAs offer greatly enhanced usability and the ability to deliver rich dynamic content. However, due to the widespread use of RIAs, there is a need to develop and test highly scalable RIAs. Furthermore, cloud computing introduces new opportunities for ensuring and extending the performance and scalability of RIAs. This has necessitated the need to devise effective ways for doing automatic performance and scalability testing of RIAs. In this paper, the authors describe different problems and challenges in automatic performance and scalability testing of RIAs.