Testing Web Services (SOAP)

I am trying to evaluate Gatling for one of my web services project.
From what I am reading so far, this tool is fantastic, compared to the GUI-only tools. The script (Scala, DSL) is very readable which is a huge plus for me. However, I am not able to find a working example to test Web Services. Can somebody point me to a link?

One other observation is that compared to the Apache projects, I don’t see active involvement from the Open Source community (contributions). Is there a reason for this?

Thanks,
pandi

However, I am not able to find a working example to test Web Services. Can
somebody point me to a link?

Turn your SOAP message sample (for example from SoapUI) into a body:
https://github.com/excilys/gatling/wiki/HTTP#request-body
Don't forget to add headers, such as Content-type = application/xml

One other observation is that compared to the Apache projects, I don't see
active involvement from the Open Source community (contributions). Is there
a reason for this?

o_O
How did you observe this?

https://github.com/excilys/gatling/pulls?direction=desc&page=1&sort=created&state=closed

For my point of view, I can't barely keep up with contributions review,
which is great!

Stéphane

Thanks Stephane.
You understand that I have to be careful before making a commitment to a new tool.

PANDI