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Master Apache JMeter - From Load Testing to DevOps

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


As we have seen, analyzing the results of your load test is a step that can be done in several ways using JMeter or another tool.

We recommend using these three features of JMeter:

  • View Results Tree during script design and only for error recording during testing.
  • Backend Listener for real-time response times and storage.
  • HTML Report Dashboard at the end of the test.

If that's not enough, any tool that can handle CSV files will do the trick.

When it's time to present the results, one piece of advice is not to use one representation (for example, time series line graphs) for everything. For each objective you want to present, use the appropriate graphic representation.