If you are working on a serious project, you want it to scale. The thing about scale is, you only focus on it once you really need it. I’m the CTO of an soccer/futbol social network based in Brazil. To put it mildly, futbol is big in my country. This summer, we focused our marketing on the World Cup, preparing our application to support as many users as possible. To do that, we had to benchmark and improve, but how could we load test? What tool should we use? Those are just some questions that came up once we started to address this challenge.