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Performance Testing with JMeter 2.9

By : Bayo Erinle
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Performance Testing with JMeter 2.9

By: Bayo Erinle

Overview of this book

Performance testing with JMeter 2.9 is critical to the success of any software product launch and continued scalability. Irrespective of the size of the application's user base, it's vital to deliver the best user experience to consumers. Apache JMeter is an excellent testing tool that provides an insight into how applications might behave under load enabling organizations to focus on making adequate preparations. Performance Testing with JMeter 2.9 is a practical, hands-on guide that equips you with all the essential skills needed to effectively use JMeter to test web applications using a number of clear and practical step-by-step guides. It allows you take full advantage of the real power behind Apache JMeter, quickly taking you from novice to master. Performance Testing with JMeter 2.9 begins with the fundamentals of performance testing and gets you acquainted with JMeter. It will guide you through recording realistic and maintainable scripts. You will acquire new skills working with tools such as Vagrant, Puppet, and AWS, allowing you to leverage the cloud to aid in distributed testing. You will learn how to do some BeanShell scripting and take advantage of regular expressions, JMeter properties, and extension points to build comprehensive and robust test suites. Also, you will learn how to test RESTful web services, deal with XML, JSON, file downloads/uploads, and much more. Topics like resource monitoring, distributed testing, managing sessions, and extending JMeter are also covered. Performance Testing with JMeter 2.9 will teach you all you need to know to take full advantage of JMeter for testing web applications, dazzle your co-workers, and impress your boss! You will go from novice to pro in no time.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)

About the Reviewers

Dmitri Nevedrov has been working in software research and development for many years, primarily focusing on Java, J2EE technology, and performance optimization techniques. He lives in Denver, Colorado.

Shantonu Sarker is a proactive software test engineer with seven years of experience in test automation, development (C# and Java), and project management with Agile (Scrum and Kanban). Currently, he is working as Senior SQA (Automation Lead) at Relisource Technologies Ltd. He also owns a startup software company named QualitySofts, which specializes in software development and testing services. He also gives training on software development (C# and Java) and software test tools contractually.

He started his career as a software developer and trainer back in 2008. Before starting his career in the software industry, he was a computer teacher.

He has attended two professional training programs from BASIS (Bangladesh Association for Software and Information Services) on OOP, Industry Ready and OOAD. He has completed the ISTQB and JLPT-L3 and L4 courses, and has procured the JLPT-L4 certification (from the Japan Foundation) when he was in BJIT Ltd. He also completed his training on Agile (Kanban and Scrum) by Naresh Jain and Software Security by Nahidul Kibria when he was with KAZ Software. He completed his BSc. from Institute of Science Trade & Technology, which is under the National University of Bangladesh. His thesis subject was Object Oriented Unit Testing.