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I'm looking for an online service which would allow me to regularly trigger a sequence of GETs and POSTs against a https website in order to mimic a simple web site navigation. The service should also allow handling of cookies.

I've registered a free trial account at Alertra and successfully leveraged their simple, yet efficient scripting language to do just that.

As I'd like to be able to choose, I'm looking for some alternative online services with similar scripting functionality.

I've made some research but I've only found two kinds of offers

  • Services that only monitor one URL at a time (not a sequence of them)
  • Services that provide you with a tool to record a navigation and replay it in cloud hosted browsers (which is far too heavyweight, as I don't need to "visualize" the user interaction)

Would you know any other online service that simply leverage the HTTP protocol through script?

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closed as not constructive by danlefree Feb 4 '12 at 12:19

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