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Windows Authentication with Apache JMeter

In our previous post we discussed handling pages and resources that are protected with Basic HTTP Authentication. In this post we will provide a walkthrough of how to deal with advanced external

Performance Testing: Upload and Download Scenarios with Apache JMeter

In some performance testing use cases it is not enough to just check how long it takes for a server to render a page, produce a set of search results or create an entity. For certain application types

How to Save ‘Loads’ of Time Using JMeter's Template Feature

During your recent forays into JMeter (from JMeter V2.10+), you may have noticed a new, colorful icon. Well, it’s definitely time to check out JMeter’s new Template feature. It's totally fabulous dahhling.

2 Awesome Tips for Reducing Memory Usage in JMeter

  It's super important to know how to reduce JMeter memory usage. Especially for high performance testing.   The JMeter is OutOfMemory error, which occurs during report gene

Apache JMeter Properties Customization Guide

For your intellectual dining pleasure, on today's JMeter menu we have:   Property Types 2 System Properties 2 Example use case: changing “file.encoding”
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Using JMeter's Transaction Controller

JMeter's Transaction Controller – a Logic Controller which generates a “virtual” sample to measure transaction times. Wrapping your test sequence in the Transaction Controller, like a luxurious cashmere blanket, enables aggregate time for all nested transaction measurements, which enables “embedded resources” scenario timings collection and simplifies reporting for end-to-end

JMeter 2.11: Top 5 Features and Updates

The Apache Software Foundation has been uber busy. After what must have been a super intensive Q4 2013,  JMeter V2.11 was released a few days into the New Year on January 5th, 2014 (shout out to

How to Control the Number of Load Servers and Users (JMeter Threads) in BlazeMeter

This blog entry uses a previous version of BlazeMeter's user interface. Please view the new article on how to control the number of threads in BlazeMeter.    When execut

Top 3 Options for Running Performance Tests Behind Your Corporate Firewall

BlazeMeter has not 1, not 2 but 3 options for behind the firewall load tests.   1. You can whitelist our IP addresses Whitelisting is a fast and easy option to implement.   What i

Beanshell vs JSR223 vs Java JMeter Scripting: The Performance-Off You've Been Waiting For!

There are several options to perform custom JMeter scripting and extend baseline JMeter functionality. Check out the most popular extension mechanisms, compare performance and analyze which one is

Countdown to Black Friday: 2 Performance Tips to Ensure it's a Success

The holiday season is closing in on us again and the largest shopping day of the year is getting close - Black Friday (or shall we be honest and say Thanksgiving Day), followed by Cyber Monday, follow

BlazeMeter Integrates to AWS CloudWatch

CloudWatch is Amazon’s out-of-the-box feature that enables users to to monitor their AWS resources such as EC2s, ELBs, Route53, EBS and more for CPU usage, Disk I/O etc.   Using BlazeMete

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Ghost Performance Benchmark

A few days ago I noticed DigitalOcean.com had a new pre-built Ghost image for the Ghost Blogging Platform.   I decided to do a quick load test using Digital Ocean's 512MB server size. From

What's the most important capability for accurate performance testing?

Historically, most developers using JMeter get into building a test script and after about 3 intensive hours of work, their result is a beautiful designed JMeter script that is unfortunately "mil