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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)

Integrating JMeter in Our Software Factory

Adding JMeter in our software factory is mandatory for Shift-Left strategy.

A software factory looks like this:

Figure 13.14: Software factory without a performance load test

The goal is to add JMeter in this way:

Figure 13.15: Software factory with performance load tests

Example 1: Integrating with Jenkins Using Maven

After a few load testing campaigns, you'll find that one of the main critiques of load testing is that the load tests come too late in the application's life cycle.

On the other hand, application changes can break test scripts, so it often happens that at the last minute, scripts need to be modified instead of spending time on tests.

To solve these two problems, we decide to use the project's continuous integration infrastructure.

The continuous integration tool used is Jenkins (

Jenkins interfaces quite easily with JMeter using Maven.

Next step: Let's configure our project...