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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

Setting up Grafana

Grafana is a visualization and dashboard tool for time-series data. It allows you to aggregate data from multiple sources and construct beautiful graphs and telemetry, helping you analyze and make sense of data. It has a JMeter extension, making it ideal for our use case in this chapter.

Grafana is easy to set up and the company's website-- ample installation instructions for various platforms. Here, we have highlighted a few of the most encountered operating systems. Ensure that you check the mentioned link for the most up-to-date instructions, or if instructions for your target operating system are not captured here.

At the time of writing, the latest version of Grafana is 4.3.2, and that's what we will be using for the rest of this chapter. This is how Grafana can be installed on some of the commonly used operating systems:

  • Installing Grafana on Mac (via Homebrew):
brew update 
brew install grafana
  • Installing Grafana on Windows:

This assumes you...