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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

Working with the reporting dashboard

With JMeter 3 comes the ability to generate dashboard reports to get even more insight into graphs and statistics of your test runs. This works by processing samples from test run CSV log files and generating HTML files with interactive graphs. The dashboards can be generated on demand or at the end of a load test.

The report includes the following:

  • Application Performance Index table consisting of all transactions in your test plan
  • A summary graph with a percentage of successful and failed requests
  • A statistics table summarizing the metrics per transaction
  • An error table summarizing all errors and their proportion in the total requests
  • Top five errors by sampler
  • A zoomable chart of metrics, such as response times over time, active threads over time, and latencies over time, to name a few

The report generation can be tweaked and configured to your taste:

  • To generate...