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5 Poisonous Sins That Lead To Poor Performance

If it would be possible to develop web-applications without performance issues i.e. the Excalibur of development, the Arthurian developer of such an application would be crowned King of the Web Development Round Table. Unfortunately, the fantasy phrase “web-applications without performance issues” sounds....er...like a fantasy. Are you guilty of the one of these poisonous performance sins?

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JMeter 2.6 - 5 More Fanciful Functions

In our previous post related to using functions, we covered the top 3 most commonly used JMeter functions: __log(), __BeanShell() and__RandomString().   Today we've got another 5 for you.   __property()  

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Daniela Sztulwark

User Experience Monitoring with Selenium

KGQAJTW5NM2B **Updated 8.28.13- Updated-This feature is now available to launch Selenium tests (not just monitor them!). Learn how to Use Selenium with JMeter's WebDriver Sampler.  

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Dzmitry Kashlach

Guest Blogger: Peter HJ Van Eijk Cloud Computing Master - Hello Again

To have Cloud Scalability, or not to have Cloud Scalability? That is the question.    

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Peter HJ van Eijk

JMeter: Using the Module Controller

One of the 7 deadly sins of the coding universe is the unnecessary duplication of code. How can we avoid the 'deadly dupe' in JMeter?  Sometimes one comes across a complex piece of a test plan with large amounts of used variables and functions. But, if you need to use the same segment more than once, or even twice, what can you do? One option is to create a Bean Shell script in a separate file and to call it BeanShellSampler. But, it can be difficult to track the execution of various parts of such a complex scenario. 

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Daniela Sztulwark

JMeter: Using Functions

Further fanciful functionality of JMeter is using functions.  (Say that 5 times fast). So, what are functions in JMeter?   According to the user manual, JMeter functions are special values that can populate fields of any Sampler or other element in a test tree.  It is very useful tool to make your test plan flexible and maintainable.

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Daniela Sztulwark

Guest Blogger: Peter HJ Van Eijk Cloud Computer Master Returns

Systematic Load Testing Load testing has a tendency to become a really big and complicated project. Maybe that is one of the reasons why it is not done often enough. You can throw a lot of random traffic at a site, yet never be sure you have totally covered every possibility.

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Peter HJ van Eijk

JMeter 2.6 - The new GUI

Now that everyone has had a couple of weeks to play around with the release of JMeter 2.6, let’s discuss the new GUI. In your face! Users are immediately confronted with the new GUI after pressing “Enter” on “jmeter.bat” or “jmeter.sh”. JMeter 2.6 has a toolbar with controls, so users no longer have to go into the drop-down menus.

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Daniela Sztulwark

JMeter Releases 2.5 - A Whole New Fairy Tale

KGQAJTW5NM2B This is the first post in a series detailing all the new features JMeter has introduced in the latest releases; 2.5 and now 2.6. And people, it's a whole new playing field. In this article I will discuss one new JMeter feature that was introduced in V2.5+. It allows the settings of a concurrent connection pool for retrieving embedded resources as part of the HTTP sampler.

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Load Testing in the Cloud: Raising the Bar

Load testing of websites has changed dramatically in the past few years. While cloud based services such as Blazemeter have made it a lot easier to conduct load tests, the changing nature of hosting applications and services on the internet have introduced some new complexities.   

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Peter HJ van Eijk

Announcing BlazeMeter - It’s Not Cloud Testing, It’s A Testing Cloud

What is BlazeMeter?   BlazeMeter is a testing cloud with a sole focus on load testing, designed to simplify performance and load testing for developers and QA testers. BlazeMeter provides developers and QA testers self-service tools to build failure resilient applications.   As you all know, EC2 by Amazon is a general purpose cloud. Another well-known example is Heroku, which is a Ruby cloud. So, in the same vein, BlazeMeter is a cloud specifically for load testing.  

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Alon Girmonsky

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