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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

Using cloud services

In the preceding section, we walked you through rolling your own distributed testing infrastructure, if you desire or are constrained by something beyond your control. In this section, we will discuss how you can take advantage of the existing cloud distributed testing services that aim to ease your overall setup and testing needs. They also help you perform your testing tasks more quickly and efficiently. The two services discussed ( and BlazeMeter) take different approaches to tackling these problems, but ultimately, you get similar results.

Using is described as a service that takes the pain out of setting up and maintaining cloud-based load and the performance test infrastructure. It can be found at With, you upload an already recorded test script to its service, and it takes care of the rest, ensuring that your tests are distributed among several machines while assembling important results and metrics in a beautiful...