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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)

Organization/Team Topology

There is no magic team topology that suits each organization, and we will see different topologies in no order of preference.

Load Testing Team in Its Ivory Tower

For years, we had a load testing team that could decide whether an application could be put into production after testing it.

Figure 13.1: Load test team in its ivory tower

There are pros, such as:

  • More time to test the application
  • Full-time test teams
  • Experienced team

But with the multiplication of deliveries (Agile method) and the multiplication of applications/services (microservices), this topology must be adapted.

DevOps and Load Test Team Collaboration

The main difference with load testing team is in its ivory tower, is that the performance tester is integrated into the DevOps team (standup meeting, demo, task in sprints, and so on):

Figure 13.2: DevOps and load test team collaboration

It may be difficult for the performance tester to deliver if they need to...