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Master Apache JMeter - From Load Testing to DevOps

By : Antonio Gomes Rodrigues, Bruno Demion (Milamber), Philippe Mouawad
Book Image

Master Apache JMeter - From Load Testing to DevOps

By: Antonio Gomes Rodrigues, Bruno Demion (Milamber), Philippe Mouawad

Overview of this book

Load tests help identify the maximum number of requests a software system can handle. One popular open source tool for load testing is JMeter. By leveraging the features and capabilities of JMeter, you can perform extensive load testing and fix issues in your application before they become problematic. This book is written by JMeter developers and begins by discussing the whole process, including recording a script, setting it up, and launching it, enabling you to almost immediately start load testing. You'll learn the best practices that you must follow while designing test cases. You'll also explore the different protocols offered by JMeter through various real-world examples. Finally, you'll see how to integrate JMeter into the DevOps approach and create professional reports. You'll discover ways to use the eco-system of JMeter to integrate new protocols, enrich its monitoring, and leverage its power through the use of the cloud. By the end of this book, you'll know all that's needed to perform comprehensive load testing on your applications by using all the best practices and features of JMeter.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)

Running Your Test from Apache Ant

It is also possible to run your test with Apache Ant.

This allows you to easily integrate JMeter into the development life cycle.

In the extra directory of JMeter, there is an example of a build.xml file to use JMeter and Ant.

To use it, simply run ant as follows:

     ant -Dtest=myScript

myScript should be the name of the JMeter script file without its extension.

For example:

Figure 11.7: Result of a test run with Ant

At the end of the execution, you get a report in HTML format:

Figure 11.8: Ant HTML report
Figure 11.9: Ant HTML report – details


I'll let you take a closer look at the build.xml file to understand how it works.