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Performance Testing with JMeter 3 - Third Edition

By : Bayo Erinle
Book Image

Performance Testing with JMeter 3 - Third Edition

By: Bayo Erinle

Overview of this book

JMeter is a Java application designed to load and test performance for web application. JMeter extends to improve the functioning of various other static and dynamic resources. This book is a great starting point to learn about JMeter. It covers the new features introduced with JMeter 3 and enables you to dive deep into the new techniques needed for measuring your website performance. The book starts with the basics of performance testing and guides you through recording your first test scenario, before diving deeper into JMeter. You will also learn how to configure JMeter and browsers to help record test plans. Moving on, you will learn how to capture form submission in JMeter, dive into managing sessions with JMeter and see how to leverage some of the components provided by JMeter to handle web application HTTP sessions. You will also learn how JMeter can help monitor tests in real-time. Further, you will go in depth into distributed testing and see how to leverage the capabilities of JMeter to accomplish this. You will get acquainted with some tips and best practices with regard to performance testing. By the end of the book, you will have learned how to take full advantage of the real power behind Apache JMeter.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Customer Feedback


In this chapter, we went through the details of how to capture form submission in JMeter. We covered simple forms with checkboxes and radio buttons. The same concepts covered in those sections can be equally applied to other input form elements, such as text areas and combo boxes. We further explored how to deal with file uploads and downloads when recording test plans. Along the way, we addressed working with JSON data, both posting and consuming it. This exposed us to two powerful and flexible JMeter Post-Processors: Regular Expression Extractor and JSR223 PostProcessor. Finally, we took a look at how to deal with XML data when we encounter it. For that, we covered yet another Post-Processor that JMeter offers--XPath Extractor PostProcessor. You will now be able to use what you have learned so far to accomplish most tasks that you need to do with forms while planning and scripting your test plans.

In the next chapter, we will dive into managing sessions with JMeter and see how we...