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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)

Practice with JMeter

Let's move on to practice.

SOAP/XML-RPC Web Services

Our test application will be a web service named Calculator (an example provided with Netbeans 8.2):

Figure 8.5: Calculator

Let's use HTTP Request and add in the Path and Body Data our call to the CalculatorWSService web service:

Figure 8.6: Web Service Call

Do not forget to add an assertion to control our response:

Figure 8.7: Result control

Here, we check that there is no exception returned by the web service.

Our test plan will look like this:

Figure 8.8: Test Plan

And, the result of the execution is:

Figure 8.9: HTML Source Formatted rendering


Here, we used HTML Source Formatted rendering for a better presentation of the answer. XML rendering is also possible.

You can see the result of a call to the web service, CalculatorWSService, which makes an addition of 5 and 8.

To make the dataset as large as possible, we'll use the __Random function...