It’s been an exciting week here at BlazeMeter. In last week’s blog post, our CEO Alon Girmonsky revealed our revolutionary new FollowMe technology – a feature that allows you to run instant performance tests without the scripting, without the software, and without the hassle!
Proving we’re not all talk, we held a webinar this week to show you FollowMe in action. Alon opened the session with an introduction to FollowMe and offered his insights into the future of performance testing – and then our tech guru Ophir Prusak explained what FollowMe can do and ran a live demo of the product.
You can view the full webcast here:
We were blown away by interest this webinar provoked. More than 100 questions were asked – far more than Ophir was able to answer in his 15 minute Q&A time slot (although he gave it his best shot!).
Here are a couple of the most popular questions along with Ophir’s answers:
Q: What's the best way to test multiple click paths at the same time?
A: You can do this by using the Chrome Recorder (either FollowMe or the Record mode) and save it as a script. Then, within JMeter do ‘file’ and ‘merge’. So let’s say you open a file called ‘Recording One’ and then merge ‘Recording Two’ and then ‘Recording Three’– this will give you a single script with all the different activity at once.
Alternatively, you can go to BlazeMeter’s Knowledge Base and look at the Master/Slave Test. This takes multiple JMeter scripts or tests in BlazeMeter and aggregates them to make them look like one big test. This is really cool as you don’t need to have different JMeter scripts for every single user activity, you can still store activity for individual tests and simply create a Master/Slave test which aggregates it all into one big test.
Q: In the final JMX script (if you were to Export to JMeter), are all underlying HTTP requests (CSS, JS, HTML, PNG, etc.) saved for the entire test? I am referring to the underlying page elements for each page recorded. Does this include AJAX requests that were made after the page loaded?
A: Awesome question! We have a Record and a FollowMe mode. The way it’s currently set up, FollowMe will only make the requests for the HTTP pages themselves, or alternatively, if you make a direct request to a CSS, JS, HTML etc. It will not do the AJAX requests that were made after the page has loaded.
On the other hand, if you go into the ‘Record Mode’, go to the Advanced Options and uncheck ‘Record Only Top Level Requests’, then the recorder will record every single HTTP request your browser makes – regardless of what that was (CSS, JS, PNG etc.). This includes every single AJAX request. Literally, it will record every single request your browser makes.
We don’t want to leave any questions unanswered. So if you have any questions about FollowMe or our performance-testing platform, please send us an email.
But check out our ‘FollowMe’ website page first – maybe we’ve already answered your question.
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