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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)

Being Productive with JMeter

Introduction

We have seen how to prepare environments and choose the correct use cases to load test. Now it's time to move on to scripting.

The scripting process can take a lot of time without:

  • Good preparation
  • Knowledge of best practices (recording and debugging)
  • An understanding of the JMeter ecosystem

Good Practices When Recording a Script

Use the HTTP(S) Test Script Recorder Element

We saw in Chapter 1, Quick start with Jmeter, the use of HTTP(S) Test Script Recorder for the recording of our script by navigating on the target application. But we can go even further if a test script (whether it be for integration or functional) has already been created with tools such as:

All you need to do is:

  • Configure the test tool to use a JMeter proxy ...