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How to Convert LoadRunner Tests to JMeter

If you are moving from LoadRunner to JMeter you might want to convert your existing tests into JMeter format. This article will guide you through the process, so you will be able to perform the transition smoothly and in minimum time. 

Using Selenium with JMeter's WebDriver Sampler

Learn how to easily use Selenium with JMeter's WebDriver Sampler. Simply install "Webdriver Set" plugins, then launch the WebDriver test in the cloud using BlazeMeter.

Performance Metrics for Websites

Under the average website load scenario, numerous users use their browsers to surf certain websites. A single web page presented in a browser can generate tens, sometimes hundreds of unique HTTP r

How to Use the SetUp Thread Group in JMeter When Preparing a Load Test

Apache JMeter™ enables you to tailor your tests with different types of Thread Groups, and not only the regular Thread Group. In this blog post, we will learn how to utilize the setUp Thread Group and incorporate it in your JMX script while running it in JMeter and in BlazeMeter.

What’s New in JMeter 5.1?

Everything you need to know about Apache JMeter™ 5.1. Learn about the top features, improvements, and updates for the latest JMeter release. Master performance testing and learn what’s new in version 5.1.

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How to Use the JMeterPluginsCMD Command Line

In this blog post we are going to take a look at the JMeterPluginsCMD Command Line Tool. This command-line utility can generate PNG and CSV files based on JTL files.  Thus, providing a convenient and quick way to extract the necessary data from JTL files in a presentable view, enabling easier analysis of Apache JMeter™ test results.

Testing SOAP/REST Web Services Using JMeter

  The Representational State Transfer (REST) uses the HTTP request method, and the most popular  are GET, POST, PUT and DELETE. Responses to these requests return status codes indicatin

Performance Testing vs. Load Testing vs. Stress Testing

Which types of performance tests should you conduct, what’s the difference between load tests, stress tests, spike tests and soak tests, and which test is suitable for which situation? Read to find out.

BlazeMeter Presents V4: the Next Step in the Shift Left Revolution

BlazeMeter V4 is out! The new features progress agile developer testing in enterprises. Read more about Taurus integration and the new testing experience.

How to Load Test SSE Services with JMeter

Use JMeter to load test SSE. This blog post will show you 2 ways to create your script: with Groovy or Java Sampler. Read and become a performance testing pro.

Load Testing Mobile Apps Made Easy

  How to Load Test Mobile Apps   Ready to start load testing your apps? BlazeMeter provides a series of handy options to simulate the work of users with various mobile devices.&nb

How to run a load test of 50k+ concurrent users

This article will describe the steps you need to take to easily run a load test with 50K concurrent users test (as well as bigger tests, up to 2 million users).   Quick Steps Overview  

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3 Ways to Load and UI Test Meteor JS Applications with JMeter

Load test Meteorjs with JMeter, easily. Read this blog to learn 3 ways to create a jmeter script for load testing DDP, with websockets, Groovy and Selenium.

How to Load Test Tomcat Servers

Learn to use JMeter to load test Tomcat servlet containers. Use the JMeter AJP sampler to run a performance test on the AJP protocol. Start testing now.

MongoDB Performance Testing with JMeter

Performance test open source MongoDB with JMeter. Learn to connect to the database, write documents, update, delete and read in your load test script.

How to Handle Dynamic AWS SigV4 in JMeter for API Testing

When load testing APIs you store on the Amazon API Gateway, your performance testing script has to include the AWS Signature. Learn how with JMeter and Groovy.

Microsoft Recommends JMeter and BlazeMeter as Preferred Load Testing Tools

Microsoft recommends JMeter and BlazeMeter as load testing tools. Learn why open source became the industry standard and how you can start testing today.

The JMeter Access Log Sampler - A Guide

Use JMeter’s Access Log Sampler to recreate your JMeter script and run your load test easily. This open source JMeter plugin will make you a testing pro today.

How to Create Non-GUI JMeter Tests with JMeter Classes

Learn to use XML for writing your JMeter script in code. This non-GUI mode will provide you with more flexibility when scripting your load test. Read more.

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Implementing Data Driven Testing Using Google Sheets

Learn data driven testing for Google sheets with JMeter. This tutorial will explain step by step how to test spreadsheet APIs and make you a testing pro.

How We Load Tested the New BlazeMeter JMX Converter

BlazeMeter Labs released a new version of its JMX Converter. Learn to convert your files from to a JMX file and run your tests in JMeter or BlazeMeter.

Introducing the Siebel CRM Correlation Plugin in JMeter

The new JMeter Siebel CRM plugin by BlazeMeter Labs lets you easily create a script to load test your Siebel CRM application. Read and learn to start testing.

How to Use the Composite Graph Plugin in JMeter

The JMeter Composite Graph plugin presents data from your script in a graph. Use load testing analytics to identify bottlenecks and troubleshoot performance.

Top 8 JMeter Java Classes You Should Be Using with Groovy

Use Groovy to get more from your JMeter test. This post lists the top 8 JMeter Java classes to use in JSR223 elements to maximize your load testing strength.

Top 6 Docker Images for JMeter Users and Performance Testers

6 recommended Docker images for performance testers: JMeter, Selenium, Taurus and more. Find the best containers for you and learn how to run them.

The New JSON/YAML Plugin - Using YAML in JMeter

The new JSON/YAML plugin enables new features when creating JMeter load testing scripts. Read this post by the plugin developer, Artem Fedorov, to learn more.

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Using the JMeter Flexible File Writer Plugin

Customize your logging with JMeter’s Flexible File Writer plugin. Learn to use this JMeter plugin to write variables and collect info, and load test like a pro.

Using Regular Expressions and Groovy for Testing in JMeter

Regular Expressions retrieve matching strings in your JMeter load test. Learn to script Regular Expressions in Groovy, and become a performance testing pro.

Monitoring UX Metrics in HLS Load Testing in JMeter

This blog post explains how to calculate UX metrics for HLS load testing in JMeter. Implement these examples and run HLS performance tests like a pro.

Service Stubbing with JMeter and Docker - Learn How

Learn service stubbing with Docker containers by using open source JMeter and run a load test with JMeter. Use JMeter with Docker for overcoming dependencies.

Open Source Load Testing Tools: Which One Should You Use?

Easily choose between open-source load testing tools according to your needs. Compare pros and cons of different performance testing solutions.

The JMeter HTTP Raw Request Sampler - When and How to Use It

JMeter’s HTTP Raw Request sampler allows you to manually write the whole request you want to send, and then execute it and receive the response. Learn how.

How Different Teams Can Work on the Same JMeter Script

What happens when different teams need to work on the same JMeter script? Use logic to make your script modular and run better joint load tests. Learn how.

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What’s New in JMeter 5.0?

Everything you need to know about Apache JMeter™ 5. All the new updates for the latest JMeter release. Master performance testing and learn what’s new in version 5.

How to Use the Inter-Thread Communication Plugin in JMeter

Sync thread groups in JMeter with the inter-thread communication plugin. Leverage your jmeter script and share data with JMeter plugins for your load testing.

Using JMeter's RTE plugin

Companies need to run performance tests on servers to ensure stability and short response times. To achieve this, JMeter’s RTE plugin was created. Learn more.

How to Count Retries as a Single Request in JMeter

A perfect solution for counting sampler retries as one request. Follow these steps to consolidate your JMeter load test results to see the sample that succeeded.

5 Reasons to Shift Left Your Mainframe Testing

Mainframe testers can now shift left and implement agile testing with open source JMeter. Improve code, release faster and cuts costs with JMeter and BlazeMeter.

Social Network Authentication Load Testing with JMeter

JMeter can be used to load test social network authorization. If you want to learn how, read more, and become the load testing master. Run better scripts today.

Selenium vs. JMeter - Which One Should You Choose, and When?

Should you use JMeter or Selenium? Learn when to use each tool, for browser testing, frontend, protocol, backend and more load & functional testing scenarios.

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Converting from LoadRunner Performance Center to JMeter and BlazeMeter - 5 Best Practices

Hear how we converted from LoadRunner/Performance Center to JMeter, Taurus and BlazeMeter, and start your transition to open source and code quality today.

What’s New in Open Source Taurus 1.13?

The new Taurus version has many major changes: more testing abilities, improved performance, and enhanced alignment with supported open source tools. Read more.

How to Change JMeter´s Load During Runtime

Do you need to change the load generated by the JMeter test without stopping the load test? This post will teach you how change the throughput, with examples.

How to Automatically Pull Data from a DB for Your Performance Test

Instead of hard-coding values in your load test script, you can dynamically get parameters from a DB. Learn how with a JMeter or BlazeMeter test and Jenkins.

JMeter’s Raw Data Source PreProcessor: The Ultimate Guide

Learn to extract data with the JMeter raw data source preprocessor plugin, for HTTP requests and for saving resources. Start performance testing now.

Mainframe Testing with BlazeMeter

Run continuous testing for your mainframe. Yes, it’s possible, with the new RTE plugin for JMeter, which runs in BlazeMeter. Read this blog to learn how.

3 Ways to Generate Random Variables in JMeter

Learn 3 ways to get random variables for your JMeter script. This easy to follow tutorial provides hands on explanation to make you a load testing pro today.

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Performance Testing BLOB from a MySQL Database with JMeter

Use JMeter to create a table with a BLOB data type, and write and read the data in the BLOB. Improve your API performance testing and your system performance .

Introducing JMeter Mainframe Testing with the New RTE Plugin

Continuous testing for the mainframe is here! BlazeMeter introduces the new RTE plugin for testing mainframe systems and IBM mainframe with open source JMeter.

The Easiest Way To Compare REST API Responses Using JMeter

Learn to compare REST API responses in JMeter. Improve your API testing with JMeter by checking if JSON files are the same, and become a load testing pro.

How to Use the JSON Plugin in JMeter

This JSON plugin for JMeter extends the ability to work with JSON formatted data in JMeter load testing. Master how to use it in you performance testing scripts.

How to Keep BlazeMeter Test Data Updated with GitHub and Jenkins

Make sure your BlazeMeter tests are always automatically updated with Jenkins and GitHub. The BlazeMeter Jenkins plugin now has a new feature, so shift left.

Using Regular Expressions to Extract Tokens and Session IDs to Variables

Tokens and session IDs are sent in the request header. This post will review how to extract them in JMeter scripts with the Regular Expression Extractor.

The Groovy Templates Cheat Sheet for JMeter

We explain the common uses of Groovy scripting in JMeter load testing scripts and how to create them. Use these Groovy templates in your performance tests.

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2 Ways to Integrate JMeter Tests into Jenkins

Load test faster and better by integrating JMeter into Jenkins. Learn 2 ways you can choose from: directly or with Taurus. Implement and become bug free today!

How to Reuse Your JMeter Code with JAR Files and Save Time

Reuse your JMeter code to save time and prevent bugs. Use JAR files to save code methods in your IDE and reuse in JSR223 Samplers in your load testing script.

TACACS+ Load Testing with JMeter: Learn How

Using a TACACS+ server? This blog post will teach you how to load test TACACS with JMeter. The two options in this blog post will turn you into a testing pro.

Modifying Cookies in JMeter with Groovy

Cookies store system information. Learn to flexibly manage cookies in your JMeter load testing script with this easy tutorial by using Groovy or BeanShell.

Using JMeter’s Throughput Shaping Timer Plugin

Load test your system’s throughput in JMeter with the throughput shaping timer plugin. Run performance tests for your RPS load level and become a testing pro.

How to Create a Local Repository of JMeter Plugins

Learn to create a local repository of JMeter plugins to overcome network restrictions. Load test with JMeter on any network and become a performance testing pro.

The New BlazeMeter Chrome Extension V4: Easily Script JMeter and Selenium

Automatically create Selenium, JMeter and synchronized scripts for combined load and GUI testing. Introducing the new and free BlazeMeter Chrome Extension v4.

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Why Load Testing is Important

7 reasons why you should be load testing and running performance tests on your website, API or app. Read to learn how to load test your system successfully.

7 Reasons to Run BlazeMeter Performance Tests

Ease of use, scalability, 24/7 support and CI integrations are just some of the reasons you should be running your performance tests with BlazeMeter. Read more.

Be Smarter than Your Competitors this Black Friday

Your competitors are getting ready for Black Friday, are you? Load testing your website is easy. Increase sales this Black Friday with performance testing.

Why It’s Important to Try and Break Your Serverless Application

Serverless apps need load testing. Learn to run a load test on a serverless app with JMeter and BlazeMeter and analyze results in Epsagon to fix bottlenecks.

Running JMeter with Docker in the Cloud

Run JMeter in the cloud by setting up Docker on different machines. Follow these steps to run distributed load tests, or use BlazeMeter as any easy alternative. 

HLS vs. RTMP Live Streaming Load Testing with JMeter

Video streaming events require load testing in advance. If you’re wondering whether to live stream in HLS or RTMP, this load testing comparison will help you.

2018 Soccer Games: 5 Best Practices to Get Your Live Streaming Ready

Get ready for live streaming the soccer games with these 5 best practices. This easy guide will take you through all you need to know to get satisfied viewers.

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Sending HTTP and HTTPS Requests Using Groovy in JMeter

Get more from your JMeter HTTP/S Requests by writing them in Groovy. This tutorial will teach you to create more flexible load testing scripts to become a pro.

Load Testing Video Streaming with JMeter: Learn How

Video streaming needs to be load tested before events. This article will help you get your performance scripts ready with JMeter and teach you to monitor KPIs.

Load Testing for Your Black Friday

Practical tips and best practices for getting your website or app ready for Black Friday. Don’t let traffic surges take you by surprise. Get ready and test like a pro.

RTMP Performance Testing with JMeter: Learn How

RTMP is used for live video streaming. This article will teach you many ways to load test RTMP with JMeter, so you are ready for big sports and music events.

Are You Ready for Black Friday? 8 Load Testing Best Practices for Your App or Site

8 can't-miss tips for getting your website or app ready for Black Friday.

The Boundary Extractor vs. the Regular Expression Extractor in JMeter

Should you use the Boundary Extractor or the Regular Expression Extractor in your JMeter scripts? This ultimate comparison will give you the info to choose.

5 Ways to Load Test Popular Chat Plugins with JMeter

This blog post will show how to load test chats based on the most common IM protocols, with JMeter. Read and get 5 different ways to create your load scripts.

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Testing Dates from a MySQL Database with JMeter

Use JMeter to test creating dates in databases. Retrieve, write and delete dates to ensure your APIs are performing well. This guide teaches JMeter scripting.

JMeter’s Dummy Sampler - The Ultimate Guide

Learn to use JMeter’s Dummy sampler in your load testing scenarios. Debug your performance scripts with this plugin and add better assertions and processors.

Creating Dates in JMeter Using the TimeShift Function

Create dates in JMeter with the TimeShift function. Learn to upgrade your load testing scenario with functions. Performance test like a pro by adding dates.

How to Load Test Flex and AMF Protocol Apps with JMeter

Load test flex applications with JMeter. This tutorial will teach you to run performance tests with on AMF with open source JMeter to check your app performance

Bring Open Source to Your Company with BlazeMeter

Scale your open source testing tool by easily using BlazeMeter. Run JMeter, Gatling and other tools, get insightful shareable reports and be a load testing pro

Creating and Testing Dates in JMeter - Learn How

Learn to add dates to your JMeter performance test. Easily check your database dates APIs with Java and Groovy and improve your JMeter load testing script.

Testing “Docked” IBM MQ with JMeter - Learn How

Learn to load test dockered applications with JMeter. Create a performance test scenario for an app on a container. This demo is for dockered IBM MQ.

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Introducing the Set Variables Action Component in JMeter

Set different user defined variables in your JMeter load test with the new Set Variables Action sampler. Improve parameterization in your performance test.

How to Use the Arrivals Thread Group and the Free-Form Arrivals Thread Group

Conquer complex load test scenarios with the Custom Thread Groups plugin. Use JMeter’s Arrivals thread group and Free-Form arrivals for load and stress testing.

Testing Microservices with JMeter

Learn to easily create a JMeter script for testing microservices. This demo will show you how to load test your service to make you the performance testing pro.

How to Use Multiple Certificates When Load Testing Secure Websites

Load testing HTTPS? This tutorial will explain how to test multiple certificates to your performance testing script when you use JMeter for secure websites.

How to Load Test HBase with JMeter

If you need to load test HBase, this blog post will explain how. Read this tutorial to learn to run performance tests with JMeter with the Hadoop Set plugin.

How to Load Test IPv6 with JMeter

IPv6 can be easily load tested with JMeter. This blog post will explain how, so read this tutorial and learn to run performance tests for IPv6 with JMeter.

5 Things We Hope Won't Happen this Black Friday!

Black Friday is this month! Now is the time for companies to make sure they are ready for the expected traffic spikes and stampede. Here is a list of things we hope don’t happen this Black Friday.

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How to Load Test SMB/CIFS with JMeter

Ensure your SMB is performing well. Learn to load test SMB/CIFS with JMeter with Groovy or the OS process sampler. Try out this demo and get better testing.

How to Use Big Numbers in JMeter Scripts

Learn to work with large numbers in your JMeter script. Follow this tutorial to calculate big numbers in your load testing samplers and improve your API testing

How to Use the Custom JMeter Functions Plugin - Part 2

Learn more of the Custom JMeter functions plugin. Get more from you load tests and extend functionality by using JMeter functions in your performance test.

How to Load Test Async Requests with JMeter

Learn to load test async requests with JMeter. Run performance tests on AJAX and XHR while running parallel requests and getting responses from async requests.

What's New in Taurus 1.11?

The new Taurus version was released with multiple improvements in JMeter, Gatling, Selenium and more. Read to learn how you can run better tests with Taurus.

How to Use the Custom JMeter Functions Plugin

Learn how to use JMeter functions with the Custom JMeter functions plugin. Extend the functionality of your load tests by adding JMeter script functions.

Mathematical Functions and Converting Data Types in Groovy

If your tested object has math functions, you can check them with JMeter. Read this post to learn to create Groovy functions that will load test your APIs.

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Ramping-up Thread Groups in JMeter with the JavaScript Function

If your load test has many thread groups, read to learn how you can ramp them up. By easily using the JavaScript function, you can master JMeter thread groups

Learn Advanced JMeter for Free from the JMeter Academy

Learn advanced JMeter for free and become a load testing pro in no time with these JMeter tutorials. Here are JMeter guides with everything you need to know.

How to Implement Data Driven Testing in your JMeter Test

Use JMeter for your Data Driven Tests. Learn to use variables and code to get input data and store results in a file while load testing with JMeter scripts.

A Comprehensive Guide to Using JMeter Timers

Master using JMeter timers in your load testing for pausing. Add the Constant Timer, the Uniform Random Timer and more to optimize your performance scripts.

How to Run a Stress Test in JMeter

Stress testing tests the system’s behavior under intense loads, as well as examining how it recovers when going back to normal usage. This blog post will cover how to stress test with JMeter.

Getting Started with JMeter - A Basic Tutorial

This blog post is a basic tutorial about how to get started with JMeter. We will create a few basic JMeter scripts and go over different JMeter features like assertions and dynamic data. In the end, we will briefly talk about analyzing your results in reports.

Using the While Controller in JMeter

Learn to use the While Controller in JMeter. Simulate the While loop in your load tests with this guide. Master if-then scenarios in your performance script.

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How to Load Test HTTP Live Media Streaming (HLS) with JMeter

The ultimate guide for load testing HLS protocol with JMeter. Write the best performance scripts before sports events, music concerts and more and get ready.

How to Load Test AJAX/XHR Enabled Sites With JMeter

Use JMeter to performance test AJAX-enabled web sites. This guide will teach you to build load testing scripts in JMeter for Ajax. Read and become a testing pro.

Jenkins vs. Other Open Source Continuous Integration Servers

Read this blog post to learn about Jenkins vs. other open source continuous integration tools, including information about integrating performance testing.

9 Easy Solutions for a JMeter Load Test “Out of Memory” Failure

All the JMeter solutions to the ultimate load testing problem: the out of memory failure error. Get quick and easy fixes to memory issues in your load test.

How to Use a Counter in a JMeter Test

A guide to JMeter Counter elements. Learn to use Counters and the Loop Controller in your load test to manage the pace of your performance script execution.

Using the HTTP Cookie Manager in JMeter

Learn to use the JMeter HTTP Cookie Manager element. Handle browser cookies in your load test by adding the HTTP Cookie Manager to your performance script.

3 Common Issues When Running JMeter Scripts and How to Solve Them

JMeter is an awesome tool that provides excellent scripting capabilities. You can simulate almost anything using JMeter scripting; log in, posting of forms, various browsers and so on, BUT, executing

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How to Use HTTP Basic Authentication in JMeter

Easily learn to use the HTTP Basic Authentication in JMeter. Run your load tests for restricted URLs in no time.

Continuous Integration 101: How to Run JMeter With Jenkins

Easily run your JMeter test in Jenkins and achieve continuous integration for your load tests in no time.

JMeter's JSON Path Extractor Plugin - Advanced Usage Scenarios

Learn how to run advanced test scenarios utilizing the JSON Path Extractor, a JMeter plugin that enables extracting values from JSON responses. Start performance testing in no time.

How to Use JMeter Assertions in Three Easy Steps

The ultimate guide to JMeter assertions. Learn everything you need to know about JMeter assertions and get started immediately.

How to Get Started With JMeter: Part 1 - Installation & Test Plans

Learn how to install JMeter in no time with this quick and easy to follow guide. Start your performance testing now!

How to Use BeanShell: JMeter's Favorite Built-in Component

The ultimate guide to JMeter's beanshell. Everything you need to know to create flexible performance scripts for load testing your website or app.

Five Ways To Launch a JMeter Test without Using the JMeter GUI

Easily run JMeter tests without having to use the JMeter GUI. Learn five quick and new ways to execute JMX files and run your load tests.

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JMeter Distributed Testing with Docker

Learn to distribute your JMeter tests with Docker. Split your load tests into different virtual parts on the same physical machine and improve your perf. tests.

11 Contributions BlazeMeter Made to the Open Source Load Testing Community

From bug fixes to new elements to creating a whole new tool, BlazeMeter takes part in developing for the open source performance testing community. Here’s how.

Top 10 JMeter Plugins

Learn JMeter plugins! Get valuable information about how and when to use JMeter’s 10 most popular plugins to optimize your performance testing scripts today.

Gatling Tests Monitoring with Grafana and InfluxDB

Get real-time analysis on colorful dashboards for your Gatling tests by reading this blog post and learning to configure Gatling with Grafana and InfluxDB.

How to Create a Lightweight Performance Monitoring Solution with Docker, Grafana and InfluxDB

Learn to build a comprehensive performance monitoring solution from scratch, with open source tools Docker, InfluxDB and Grafana, and analyze your test scripts.

How to Work With Strings in JMeter

Learn the most common and frequently used methods of working with strings when writing tests in JMeter. Improve the variables in your performance testing.

How to Use the Delay Thread Creation on JMeter

Learn to use the delay thread creation functionality in jmeter. Save resources and memory by delaying thread groups creation and improve your load tests now.

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JMeter Parameterization - The Complete Guide

Everything you need to know about how to parameterize your load tests in JMeter. Use CSV files, databases and plugins to make your load tests more efficient.

What’s New in JMeter 4.0?

Everything you need to know about JMeter 4. All the new updates for the latest JMeter release. Master performance testing and learn what’s new in version 4.

Diameter Server Load Testing - A Guide

Load test the Diameter protocol. Learn to use JMeter to test the Diameter server. See examples of JMeter scripts for AAA protocols. Performance test like a pro

How to Create Test Data in a Database with JMeter

Learn to create, modify and delete data from a database with JMeter. Improve your API testing by deciding yourself what your DB will include, to test like a pro

How to Retrieve Database Data for API Testing with JMeter

Use JMeter to get data from your database to your local machine for API testing. Cover your bases and make sure you can run your API tests with this easy guide

Make Use of Docker with JMeter - Learn How

Learn to run a JMeter test with Docker. Run a Docker container with your JMX from a Docker image and view your performance test results on the Docker volume.

JMeter’s Weighted Switch Controller - The Ultimate Guide

Learn to use JMeter’s weighted switch controller to manage child elements. Determine the frequency of elements execution in your performance test scenario.

 

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How to Use the Parallel Controller in JMeter

Learn to use JMeter’s parallel controller. Run parallel requests in your load testing scripts to check AJAX requests and more. Become a performance testing pro.

8 Reasons You Should Use Gatling for Your Load Testing

Get 8 proofs that you should be using Gatling for your load testing requirements. Gatling’s benefits and advantages are listed here,to answer your testing needs

Running SOAP WS-Security Load Tests in JMeter

Run load tests for SOAP with JMeter. Get performance testing guidance for the WS-Security extension. Learn to authenticate the SOAP protocol with open source tools now.

How to Use the Jenkins Performance Plugin

Learn to use the Jenkins Performance Plugin to run performance tests as part of your software testing cycle. Master Jenkins and continuous integration tools.

Writing JMeter Functions in Groovy

Learn how to write Groovy functions in your JMeter load testing scripts. Get tips and best practices for using JSR223 elements. Master Apache Groovy in JMeter.

How to Send JMeter Requests from Different IPs

Learn to run JMeter tests for a batch of IP addresses. Simulate load test requests from unique IP addresses. Master running performance tests for many IPs.

Mixing Selenium Into Your Load Scenario

Learn to add your Selenium WebDriver script to your JMeter load test and create a new performance testing script. Simulate client-side data flows under a load.

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How to Load Test Opening a URL on a Remote Machine with JMeter

Learn to run performance tests that check opening a URL on remote machines. Use Slaves and Masters for load testing counters and other scenarios with JMeter.

5 Ways to Get Your Website Ready for Big Game Traffic

Is your website or app ready for the Big Game? Get ready with 5 tips for load testing users and traffic. Run performance tests and get the most from the game.

Elasticsearch Load Testing - Learn How

Learn to load test Elasticsearch with JMeter. This guide will teach you to easily run performance tests on elastic search by creating a search request scenario.

IBM MQ testing with JMeter - Learn How

The ultimate tutorial for load testing IBM MQ with JMeter. Learn to run performance tests on IBMMQ message queues. Simulate providers, clients and messages.

Using Operations on Variables in JMeter

Learn to use operations on variables in your Groovy Script. Improve your JMeter load testing by adding comparison, relational and logical operations < > = ! &

5 Load Testing Resolutions for 2018

What should you consider when load testing in 2018? This blog post will cover 5 resolutions you should make when planning and running your performance tests

How to Pick Different CSV Files at JMeter Runtime

Learn to run your load test with multiple CSV files. Configure JMeter to choose between different files at run time. Parameterize JMeter for your test script.

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How to Configure JMeter Logging

Learn to configure logging in JMeter to debug your scripts. Use the JMeter configuration file to change the content in your log and choose the displayed events.

Apache Kafka - How to Load Test with JMeter

Learn to performance test Apache Kafka with JMeter. This guide will take you through the JMeter elements for Kafka testing and teach you everything you need.

Creating Strings in JMeter

Learn to create Strings in JMeter. Two methods for creating Strings will be shown, with a String literal and the New operator. Master writing automated scripts.

RADIUS Server Load Testing - A Guide

Load test RADIUS. Learn to use JMeter to test RADIUS protocol services. See examples of JMeter scripts for AAA framework protocols. Performance test like a pro

JMeter WebSocket Samplers - How to Use Config Elements and Assertions

The guide for JMeter WebSocket Samplers, covering config elements and assertions. Learn to load test WebSockets easily and all about the plugin’s elements.

Create a Checkout Load Test Scenario with Gatling

Gatling fans, learn to load test your shopping site. This easy guide will explain how to create and run checkout scenarios. Get ready for events with Gatling.

Load Testing WebDAV Servers

Learn to load test your WebDav server. Read this guide for performance testing the WebDav HTTP Protocol extension. Optimize your test scripts with JMeter now.

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How to Monitor Server Resource Utilization with JMeter’s SSHMon Listener

Monitor your server KPIs for better load testing. This blog post will teach you to get server resource utilization metrics from the JMeter SSHMon Listener.

Add Jenkins to Your Deployment Processes

Use Jenkins on top of your deployment and make sure your production is working smoothly. Read and learn to add Jenkins with blue-green or canary deployments.

How to Perform Arithmetic Operations on Numeric Variables When Load Testing

Learn to run arithmetic operations on your variables in your load tests. This easy guide will explain subtraction, addition, multiplication, assignment and more

How to Perform Distributed Testing in JMeter

Test more concurrent users on JMeter. Learn distributed testing with JMeter and get ready for big events like Black Friday. Become a performance testing pro.

JMeter WebSocket Samplers - A Practical Guide

Learn JMeter WebSocket Samplers! This easy guide makes WebSocket Protocol load testing easy, and turns you into a JMeter master. Click and start reading now.

OpenID Connect - How to Load Test with JMeter

Learn to load test OpenID Connect, easily. Become the JMeter load testing pro with this guide for user authentication. Master authentication testing abilities.

Introducing the Random CSV Data Set Config Plugin on JMeter

Get the Random CSV Data Set Plugin for JMeter. Finally, you can randomly read the records  from your CSV file when parameterizing. Learn to become a testing pro

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How to Save Response Data in JMeter

Learn to save data responses in JMeter with Listeners and JMeter properties. Save responses for debugging and analyzing responses. Become a pro load tester.

How to Catch Performance Heisenbugs with Groovy

Finally, a way to catch Heisenbugs! Learn to use Groovy and write your responses to a file on JMeter, and make your load test script debugging easier.

How to Test Multiple Databases and Servers on JMeter

Learn to load test multiple databases and servers. You load testing shouldn’t be limited to one database. Use JMeter to test them all. Click to learn how.

How to Load Test WSDL Authentication with JMeter

Easily load test WSDL with this ultimate guide. Learn HTTP basic and SoapHeader authentication with JMeter to test like a pro. Master authentication testing.

How to Load Test CDPs with JMeter

Learn how to easily load test CDPs. This guide to load testing CRL distribution points will provide you with everything you need to performance test like a pro.

JMeter Scoping Rules - The Ultimate Guide

Master JMeter testing with these scoping principles. Learn where assertions, timers and more fit in your test plan from this guide to optimize your testing.

How to Load Test Podcasts with JMeter

With so many podcasts around, you have to learn how to load test them. Read this guide for load testing podcasts with JMeter, to get media streaming covered.

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How to Handle Correlation in JMeter

Learn JMeter correlation. The complete guide to correlating when you load test. Master manual correlation and auto-correlation in JMeter to load test like a pro.

What's New in JMeter 3.3?

Everything you need to know about JMeter 3.3. All the new updates for the latest JMeter release. Master load testing by learning JMeter. Read what’s new.

JMeter vs. Locust - Which One Should You Choose?

Choose between JMeter and Locust load testing tools according to your needs. Compare pros and cons of different open source performance testing solutions.

How to Load Test a Shopping Scenario With Users Dropping Out

Learn to load test shopping scenarios with a changing number of users. Master JMeter to simulate user checkout, and get ready for Black Friday. Master testing.

The JMeter Academy: Advanced JMeter Course Now Open

Easily learn JMeter for free. Advance your JMeter knowledge in no time with this advanced JMeter tutorial. Everything you need to know about JMeter with these JMeter guides.

How to Initialize Database Variables and Assign Them Values - For Multiple Thread Groups

Learn to initialize variables and assign values to them in a database, for multiple thread groups. Everything you need to master variable creation in JMeter.

How to Adjust the RPS in Your JMeter Test via the Command Line

Learn how to adjust the RPS in JMeter through the command line. Easily change the RPS in your test with going into the GUI again. A practical guide for you.

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Creating JMeter Variables in Java - The Ultimate Guide

Learn to create variables in JMeter with Java. The ultimate guide to creating your variables on JMeter. Master load testing by learning everything you need to know.

Security Testing With JMeter - Learn How

Utilize security testing with JMeter. Learn how to run security tests with JMeter from this guide. Check out this overview of security testing abilities with JMeter.

How to Keep Your Data Secure Behind a Firewall and Still Enjoy SaaS

Learn how to keep your data secure while still enjoying SaaS advantages. Keep your sensitive data safe behind a firewall but get advanced cloud analytics.

How to Ramp Down in JMeter

Learn how to ramp down in JMeter. Master load testing with this ultimate guide to reducing the number of users in your load tests with different JMeter elements

How to Initialize Database Variables and Assign Them Values in JMeter

Learn to initialize variables and assign values to them in a database. Master database query load testing. Everything you need for variable creation in JMeter.

Open Source Projects - The Ultimate Guide to Starting and Growing Your Own

Looking to start your own open source project? Learn tips and best practices from THE open source expert. Get advice from a leader with years of experience.

Saving Data to CSV Files With Java Through JMeter

Save time by updating your CSV files in JMeter, by using Java. This easy guide will show you how to create and update your CSV files in JMeter. Master testing.

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Why I Moved From LoadRunner to JMeter - My Story as a Performance Tester

Hear from a performance engineer why he moved from LoadRunner to JMeter. Save time, effort and money by switching from LoadRunner to open source. Master testing.

How to Run C# Selenium Tests with NUnit and Taurus

Selenium C# users can now run load tests, by using Taurus. Learn how from this easy to understand guide. Finally, .NET developers can run tests continuously.

Taking On-Prem to the Cloud

The story of how we brought on-prem to the cloud. We created a hybrid solution that keeps our customer’s data secure while preserving all the SaaS advantages.

How to Open JMX Files on a Mac in 1 (Double) Click

Learn to finally open a JMX file on your Mac machine by clicking. The guide you were looking for. Finally, a workaround for just clicking to open your JMX.

HTTP Cookie Manager Advanced Usage - A Guide

Learn advanced usage for JMeter’s HTTP Cookie Manager. Master JMeter Cookie load testing and benefit from all the Cookie Manager abilities to test like a pro

6 CDN Load Testing Best Practices

Learn why you should test CDN impact on your website’s performance. Get best practices for load testing your website with CDNs. Reduce latency, test like a pro

How to Turn Off Load Test Parts With the JMeter If Controller

Learn how to load test preferred parts of your system. Get ready for Black Friday and big events by turning of 3rd parties in your JMeter test. Master testing.

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API Load Testing With Gatling

Learn to load test your APIs with open-source Gatling. Ensure your API endpoints can handle loads with this easy and comprehensive guide. Master API testing.

JMeter’s Redis Data Set - An Introduction

Learn to load test with JMeter and the Redis database. The ultimate guide to using JMeter with Redis. Master open-source performance testing with JMeter & Redis

Cassandra Load Testing with Groovy

Learn to easily load test Cassandra scenarios with Groovy. Master JMeter performance testing with Groovy test scripts and run your Cassandra tests like a pro.

Selection Statements in JMeter Made Easy

Learn to alter your load test flow with Selection Statements. A guide to JMeter’s If Controller and Switch Controller, to create performance tests like a pro.

Reusing Open Connections When Testing Your Database

Learn to control the number of open connections when database testing. Optimize database queries by reusing connections with this easy guide. Open one or more.

XMPP Load Testing - Advanced Scenarios

Learn advanced XMPP load testing with this easy to understand guide. A step by step explanation of XMPP advanced communications performance testing with JMeter

XMPP Load Testing - The Ultimate Guide

Learn to load test XMPP with this easy to understand guide. A step by step explanation of performance testing XMPP with JMeter, including chats and conferences.

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MySQL Database and JMeter - How to Test Your Connection

Learn to test your MySQL Database connection with JMeter. Easily check records and prepare entries with this guide. Master database configurations through JMeter.

6 Tips for JMeter If Controller Usage

Learn advanced best practices for using the JMeter If Controller. This guide will cover how to control flows, check condition syntax and more. Load test like a pro.

The New HTTP/2 Plugin for JMeter

The new JMeter HTTP2 plugin is finally here. Master load testing HTTP2 with this complete guide. Everything you need to know to load test and analyze HTTP/2.

Load Testing UDP - The Ultimate Guide

Learn to load test UDP with JMeter. Finally, a guide for running performance tests for UDP systems. Become a load testing expert with this simple manual.

CSV Data Set Config in Sharing Mode - Made Easy

Learn how to use JMeter’s CSV Data Set Config in Sharing Mode. A clear guide to all the thread group options guaranteed to make you a load testing expert.

The New HLS Plugin for JMeter - The Complete Guide

The new JMeter HLS plugin is finally here. Learn to load test live media streaming with this complete guide. Everything you need to know to test HLS like a pro.

The Top 13 Recommended Sessions for Developers at Jenkins World 2017

A list of can’t miss sessions at Jenkins World 2017. Read this to learn what you must attend this August. The best and most helpful sessions for developers.

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Using the HTTP URL Re-writing Modifier

Learn to easily use JMeter’s HTTP URL re-writing modifier. Master load testing for websites with URL rewriting. Get your e-commerce site ready for traffic.

Convert LoadRunner to Open-Source Selenium in Minutes

Learn to quickly switch from LoadRunner to open-source Selenium or JMeter. Easily convert your TruClient or HTTP load testing scripts and run them in Selenium.

Testing the MQTT Messaging Broker for IoT - A Guide

Learn to easily run load tests for the MQTT protocol over IoT. Use the MQTT sampler to load test like a pro with this easy to follow guide. Master MQTT easily.

Reuse Your Functional API Tests as Load API Tests in 7 Steps

7 easy steps for reusing your functional API tests as load tests. Save time by reusing your scripts and master functional and load testing. Test like a pro.

API Testing With JMeter and the JSON Extractor

Learn to functional test your Rest APIs with JMeter and the JSON Extractor. The ultimate guide for API testing with APIs with a JSON response. Master API testing

Fill Forms and Submit With JMeter - Made Easy

Practical guidelines for filling and submitting forms. Complicated scenarios made easy. Load test your forms like a pro to get your app for Black Friday.

How to Use Grafana to Monitor JMeter Non-GUI Results - Part 2

Monitor JMeter results with Grafana with the InfluxDbBackendListenerClient implementation. Learn an easy way to analyze your tests results and KPIs like a pro. 

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Regression Testing With JMeter - Learn How

Learn to use JMeter for Regression Testing. Use JMeter features to run all your tests in 1 place. Master continuous testing with this regression testing guide

Running Your Load Tests With Test Failure Criteria - A Guide

Learn how to easily check if your tests passed or failed. Read this guide to set your thresholds in Taurus and in Jenkins and automatically run your tests.

Using the JMeter AutoStop Listener - How to Do it Right

Learn how to use JMeter’s AutoStop Listener. Use this guide to stop your tests when they exceed determined response time, latency or error rate, and test like a pro.

How to Use Grafana to Monitor JMeter Non-GUI Results

Master monitoring your JMeter test results with Grafana. Get unique test analysis benefits with these easy steps. Manage your KPIs like a pro with this guide.

Is BeanShell Dead?

BeanShell is dead. Here's why that's a good thing. Read to learn why developers and open-source JMeter users are moving to Groovy and learn if you should too.

Is JMeter a Viable Open Source Alternative to LoadRunner?

You should use open source load testing tools instead of LoadRunner. Read this post to learn why JMeter provides you with more load testing abilities & options. 

Easily Write a GOTO Statement in JMeter

Learn how to add a GOTO statement to your performance test scenario. Easily modify your script to jump between flow parts. Execute your load test like a pro.

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What’s the Max Number of Users You Can Test on JMeter?

Answer the ultimate JMeter question- how many concurrent users can you load test? Get tips for increasing the no. of concurrent users and load test like a pro

How to Easily Implement Pacing in JMeter

Pace your load test to regulate requests. Learn how to easily implement pacing in JMeter from this tutorial. Run your performance test like a pro with this guide.

Learn JMeter for Free - Launching the JMeter Academy

Easily learn JMeter for free. Become a JMeter pro in no time with these JMeter tutorials. Everything you need to know about JMeter with these JMeter guides.

Convert LoadRunner to Open-Source JMeter in Minutes

Learn to quickly switch from LoadRunner to open-source JMeter or Selenium. Easily convert your HTTP or TruClient load testing scripts and run them in JMeter.

3 Easy Ways to Monitor JMeter Non-GUI Test Results

Analyze your JMeter load test results easily from non-GUI mode. Learn three ways to understand your KPIs. Read this tutorial and monitor results like a pro

Scripting JMeter Assertions in Groovy - A Tutorial

Easily learn how to use Groovy for your advances response assertions. Get your test scenarios ready in no time.

8 Load Testing Steps You Must Take Before the UK Elections

Don't let big events take you by surprise. Here is everything you need to know to get your website or app ready for the UK elections, or for any big event. Easily run your tests with this quick and informative guide.

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Response Assertions in JMeter 3.2 - New and Improved

Easily execute response assertions in your tests. Learn everything you need to know about the new response assertion abilities in JMeter 3.2.

How Load Testing Makes You a Rock Star

The story of our very own company band, and how rehearsing before a performance is just like load testing our own app.

JMeter Ramp-Up - The Ultimate Guide

Everything you need to know about ramping-up your load in JMeter. Learn the best ways to create your performance tests.

REST API Testing - How to Do it Right

Learn how to run RESTful API testing with JMeter. Follow these simple steps to nail your API testing.

Get your Website or App Ready for Pride Month

Learn how to prepare your website or app for the heavy traffic load of pride month.  Follow these 5 simple steps to nail your load testing, straight away.

How to Use the Static Hosting Feature in JMeter 3.2

Learn what the DNS Cache Manager is, why Static Host Resolution is needed and how to use it.

Getting Started: Scripting with JMeter

You have JMeter, but where do you start? This blog post will teach you to create your first load testing script in JMeter. Let's get started!

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How to Load Test TCP Protocol Services with JMeter

This blog post will explain testing with JMeter's TCP Sampler and TCP Sampler Config elements, so you can create load testing scenarios for the TCP protocol.

Is Your Website or App Ready for Live Video Streaming? (Infographic)

Check out this infographic for more statistics and tips on how to get ready for the live streaming rush.

 

4 Endurance Testing Tips You Need to Know

Get 4 tips to improve your testing: setting thread group properties, running JMeter in non-gui mode and two more

How I Used Taurus and Jenkins for Smoke Testing with JMeter

The story of how I integrated JMeter scripts as part of a smoke test, by using Taurus in my Jenkins pipeline. 

What's New in JMeter 3.2?

All the new features JMeter 3.2 has to offer.

Apache JMeter Functions - An Introduction

Learn how to use the ThreadNum function, the Information (log) function and the Function Helper dialog in your JMeter scripts, and improve your load testing breadth. Make better scripts with JMeter.

How to Use the Ultimate Thread Group, the RegEx Extractor and the JSON Path Extractor in Apache JMeter

This blog post will cover creating advanced load testing scenarios. So let's dive in and learn about the Ultimate Thread Group, the RegEx Extractor and the JSON Path Extractor.

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How to Load Test LDAP with Apache JMeter™

Learn how to use JMeter’s LDAP Sampler so you can start performance testing LDAP services immediately. This guide will get you testing in no time.

4 Best Practices for Continuous Testing Implementation

Are you testing the right way? Make sure you follow these four best practices: finding the right testing tools, thinking "automation", collaborating and defining and displaying results.

An Updated and Comprehensive List of Apache JMeter™ Resources

A comprehensive list of websites, blog posts, videos and tutorials that cover JMeter™ and best usage practices.

8 Tips to Decide the Number of Concurrent Users for Your Test

Such as check your server logs, cross-check with APM data and more

How to Load Test OCSP with JMeter

JMeter can load test OCSP responders or services responsible for providing certificate statuses, by checking the status of X.509 certificates. Click and learn how to do it yourself!

Web Testing with JMeter: How To Properly Handle Embedded Resources in HTML Responses

Read these best practices and tips for load testing with embedded resources - and improve your load testing.

Differentiating Response Times in JMeter with Embedded Resources

Learn how to distinguish response times corresponding to the main request and the embedded requests, with this easy guide.

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How to Use the JMeter Maven Plugin

The JMeter Maven plugin enables you to run tests from within the Maven project. Learn to add this to your load testing script, today.

4 Things You Should Never Do with Your JMeter Script

Don’t make your script too heavy and 3 more

 

How to Run a Taurus Test through Jenkins Pipelines

Learn how to run a load test through Taurus and any open-source tool, and how to run those tests through Jenkins pipelines. Get better continuous integration and faster testing.

How to Convert SoapUI xml to JMeter jmx

Converting your SoapUI xml files into jmx format in order to run your test in JMeter is easy.

A Quick Guide to JMeter PreProcessors

BeanShell PreProcessor, JSR223 PreProcessor, HTML Link Parser, HTTP URL Re-writing Modifier, JDBC PreProcessor, RegEx User Parameters, Sample Timeout and User Parameters.

JMeter Listeners - part 4: Listeners that Support Scripting & Enable Test and System Management

The BeanShell, JSR223, Composite Graph, PerfMon Metrics Collector and AutoStop listeners.

How to Use the CSS/JQuery Extractor in JMeter

The CSS/JQuery Extractor is a PostProcessor that provides flexibility by commonly used syntax for extracting the requested nodes and storing parsed values into the given variables. 

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5 Best Load Testing Practices for March Madness

Get your team together, plan, choose your tools, analyze and contact 3rd parties

Why LoadRunner Users should Give JMeter a Chance

New core features and plugins have transformed JMeter into a top-notch load testing tool, with the most advanced load testing abilities available today.

Introducing the Directory Listing Config Plugin on JMeter

For simplifying the iteration over the test data files list by providing script developers with variables that will get filenames from the source directory.

JMeter Listeners - Part 3: Listeners that Calculate Distribution Metrics

For example, Active Threads Over Time, Connect Times over Time, Bytes Throughput Over Time, Hits per Second, Response Codes per Second and Response Latencies Over Time

JMeter Listeners - Part 2: Listeners that Aggregate Data Samples

Including aggregate report, aggregate report, graph results and generate summary results

JMeter Listeners - Part 1: Listeners with Basic Displays

Including View Results Tree, View Results in Table, Spline Visualizer, Response Time Graph, Assertion Results, Simple Data Writer, Flexible File Writer and Save Responses to a File

7 Reasons JMeter is Easier to Use Than LoadRunner

Including that it's cross-platform, more user-friendly GUI and comes with open source community support

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How to Load Test with Gatling and Taurus

Both Gatling and JMeter are strong tools, and they become even stronger through Taurus. This blog post covers the differences between Gatling and JMeter, and shows you how to run a Gatling test easily through Taurus. 

How to Load Test RTMPT Live Media Streaming with JMeter

Media content can be streamed to clients over a few different protocols.  This post will cover load testing web services that stream media contents through the RTMPT protocol.

Apache Groovy - Why and How You Should Use It

Why and how to use Groovy scripting language for JMeter.

The Ultimate DevOps Tools Ecosystem Tutorial - Part 4: Testing

Welcome to part 4 of our “Ultimate DevOps Tools Ecosystem Tutorial.” This time, we will go over tools from the “testing” stage.

5 Load Testing Tips for Getting Your Website or App Ready for the Big Game

Don't fumble your website. Here are 5 tips for preparing your website or app for the heavy loads expected during the big game.

How to Load Test OpenId Secured Websites

OpenId is an open standard and decentralized authentication protocol. It is one of the few technologies for single sign on (SSO) with token based authentication. This post will describe the implementation of JMeter scripts for load testing websites that use the OpenId protocol. 

How I Learned to Stop Worrying about LoadRunner and Start Loving JMeter

This blog post details the experience of an engineer who switched from to LoadRunner to JMeter. Due to personal and professional reasons, he requested to remain anonmyous. This is his story -

 

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5 Tips when Scaling Your Website or App to 1,000,000 Users

Here are 5 tips that could be helpful for performance testing scaling.

5 BeanShell Test Cases You Should be Using

BeanShell components let you insert code and implement complicated logic in your script, improving your load testing abilities. This blog post will discuss 5 BeanShell use cases.

Load Testing FTP and SFTP Servers Using JMeter

This blog post covers how to build FTP, FTPS and SFTP test plans using JMeter.

How to Load Test SAML SSO Secured Websites with JMeter

Many websites use tokens for authenticating users in distributed SSO (single sign on) systems. In this blog post we will go over implementing JMeter scripts for load testing web services that use SAML tokens for client authentication and security.

How to Run a JMeter Test with Jenkins 2.0 Pipelines and GitHub

In this blog post we will go over how to run a JMeter test with Jenkins 2.0 Pipelines and GitHub. This enables you to pull the complete Pipeline script from the Git Repository and lets you manage all changes in your Jenkins project under SCM.

Load Testing Lessons to Learn from Black Friday 2016

Black Friday website crashes can ruin many opportunities for companies. Read about Black Friday 2016 crashes and what can be done to avoid them.

Open Source Load Testing Tools - A Brief Tutorial


According to a new developer survey by GitLab, developers strongly prefer open source tools. But which is the best open source load testing tool for you? This blog post contains a quick overview of JMeter, The Grinder, Gatling and Tsung.

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How to Spider a Site with JMeter - A Tutorial

Check out this JMeter tutorial to learn how to simulate the 3 most common approaches of simulating website “crawling”.

How to Make Functional and Performance Testing Easy with Open-Source Testing Tools

Check out this functional and performance testing tutorial for improving continuous integration with open-source testing tools.

How to Automate JMeter and Selenium Testing and Run Them in Parallel

Load testing with JMeter or other tools, and browser testing with Selenium, can be integrated into the CI cycle. This blog post will cover how to automate these tests.

What's New in JMeter 3.1?

The Apache JMeter team released JMeter 3.1 on Nov. 20. Which new abilities do you have? Read this blog post to find out.

Is Your Website or App Ready for Black Friday? (Quiz)

Is your website prepared to perform during Black Friday and Cyber Monday traffic spikes? Take this test to find out.

Top CA World 2016 Sessions You Just Can't Miss

CA World 2016 is coming up, taking place from November 14 - 18, in the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. Here is the list of our recommendations, which you hope you find interesting as well.

Overcoming Performance Testing Challenges in Continuous Delivery Pipelines

Companies who want to speed things up, lower costs, improve product quality and be the spearhead of the tech industry are moving towards Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD). In this blog post, we will go over different challenges that DevOps, developers and QA engineers have when performance testing in Continuous Delivery pipelines.

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How to Run Performance Tests of Desktop Applications Using JMeter

Load testing desktop applications with JMeter is possible! Read this blog post to learn how, by simulating a situation where hundreds or thousands of desktop applications are simultaneously accessing the backend server. 

How to View JMeter Test Results in Real-time

The standard way to use JMeter is in non-gui mode (CLI). However, this may limit users who want to understand what is going on in their test in real-time. BlazeMeter has a solution for you with Taurus, an open-source test automation tool. Click to read more.

Understanding Your Reports - Part 4: How to Read Your Load Testing Reports on BlazeMeter

Welcome to part 4 of our “Understanding Your Reports” series. In part 1, we talked about what KPIs are in the context of Performance Testing. In part 2, we went over KPI correlations. In part 3, we explained basic statistics. This time, we will go over analyzing load testing reports on BlazeMeter.

How to Convert Selenium Scripts into the JMX Converter

In this blog post we will learn how to convert existing Selenium scripts into JMeter for load testing.

Running a JMeter Test via Jenkins Pipeline - A Tutorial

The release of Jenkins 2.0 has introduced a new project type - Pipeline, which was previously available through plugins only. In today’s article you will learn about the ways of adding a JMeter test to Pipeline project and see some code examples and demos.

7 Sessions You Just Can't Miss at Velocity New York

Velocity New York will take place from September 20-22. We rounded up the sessions we are looking forward to the most. We will also be there and we’ll be thrilled to meet you.

How to Pause and Resume Ramp-Ups

This blog post will go over BlazeMeter’s Concurrency Control Feature that enables users to pause and resume your load test ramp-up, easily. Read how to easily use this free feature and improve your load testing.

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Advanced Load Testing Scenarios with JMeter Part 4 - Stepping Thread Group and Concurrency Thread Group

Welcome back to the "Advanced Load Testing" series. In this post, we will go over the Stepping Thread Group and the Concurrency Thread Group. Follow this easy guide and make your load testing better.

Testing REST API File Uploads in JMeter

In certain file upload scenarios in JMeter, such as testing an upload via some REST API endpoint, you will need to build an HTTP request manually. Here we explain how you can create a multipart POST or PUT request from scratch.

Advanced Load Testing Part 3 - Top 4 Timers

Welcome to part 3 of the "Advanced Load Testing" series. In this post we will go over the top 4 recommended timers on JMeter.

How to Choose the Best Open Source Load Testing Tool (Infographic)

Is your application, server or service delivering the appropriate speed of need? Check out this infographic to learn more about JMeter, Gatling, The Grinder and Tsung.

Advanced Load Testing Scenarios with JMeter: Part 2 - Data-Driven Testing and Assertions

Welcome to part 2 of the "Advanced Load Testing" series. In this post we will go over Data-Driven Testing and Assertions.

Advanced Load Testing Scenarios with JMeter: Part 1 - Correlations

This blog post explores how to capture dynamic data and reuse it in subsequent requests.

 

The Ultimate Jenkins Continuous Integration Resources Guide

Jenkins is widely known in the DevOps world as the leading open source automation server for continuous integration and continuous delivery. For both veteran users and beginners, here is a list of many of the best resources for learning about Jenkins.

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How to Easily Load Test with Open Source Tools

Many open source tools enable developers to easily “shift left” and run load tests as part of the continuous delivery process. This blog post will go over running load tests on Taurus (an open source test-automation tool), Gatling and Locust. We will show how to run tests both locally and through the cloud by using Taurus and BlazeMeter.

Jenkins 2.0 - A New DevOps Engineer On Your Team

Here we share what you need to know about Jenkins 2.0, including the new Pipeline feature, UX improvements, and how to run JMeter and BlazeMeter tests within the CI process.

How to Get Started with JMeter: Part 3 – Reports & Performance Metrics Best Practices

The final post in a three part ‘how to’ series on how to use this powerful tool. This focuses on Reports & Performance Metrics and Best Practices, to make sure you test the best way possible.

JMeter Test Results: Why the Actual Users Number is Lower than Expected

In JMeter, we can't always tell the number of concurrent users we'll get for each Thread Group configuration. There are a lot of criteria that impact the real concurrency, making it complex. Here are ways to overcome this challenge.

A Step-by-Step Debugger for JMeter - It’s Not a Dream Anymore

We’ve covered before various ways to debug scripts in JMeter, but now you have the ability to debug scripts step-by-step and receive updates in real time. Here’s how.   Exit Compl

How to Get Started With JMeter: Part 2 - Building Scripts and Running JMeter

We’ve put together a three-part ‘series on how to use this JMeter. This time, we’ focus on building scripts, running tests in non-GUI mode, logging and error messages, debugging, configuring JMeter, parameterization and correlations.

Here’s What to Do to Combine Multiple JMeter Variables

Periodically when implementing advanced JMeter test scenarios, you may need to build a JMeter Variable from two or more other variables. This short post will look at how to do just that.   Th

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5 Key Things You Need to Know About JMeter 3.0

The Apache JMeter team has just released JMeter 3.0, a major new release of the leading open source testing tool. It is loaded (no pun intended) with several new features and improvements.

 

Five Ways to Approach Using Apache JMeter

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View the Webcast: How to Create Advanced Load Testing Scenarios with JMeter

Do your JMeter scripts reflect realistic load scenarios? You can now view our recent webinar for experienced JMeter users to learn how to make JMeter work best for you.    A bit of backg

Recording File Uploads with JMeter

Learn JMeter recording to create your load testing scripts. You can also easily use the free BlazeMeter Chrome Extension, and start your performance testing immediately!

How to Run JMeter Tests with TeamCity for Continuous Integration

We recently covered how to run JMeter in a Continuous Integration (CI) environment with Jenkins and with Bamboo.  Today’s article covers the process of running a JMeter test

Meetup Recap on Using Taurus to Automate JMeter and Jenkins Tests

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How to Ramp Up in Steps in Your Load Tests

The user ramp up is all too often overlooked in load testing.   When launching a test, we usually divide the concurrent users by the ramp up value that was set before the test.   Let&r

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Why You Must Use JMeter Assertions in Your Load Tests

Assertions in JMeter are used to compare actual test results to the expected results of requests. This post will explain that even though there are ways to get around using assertions, it is highly

How to Run JMeter in a Continuous Integration Environment With Bamboo

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Watch the Webcast: Start Testing With Open Source Tools

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WebSocket Testing With Apache JMeter

WebSocket protocol load testing with JMeter made easy. Get everything you need to know to run performance tests on your real time streaming connection.

It’s Time To Load Test Your Streaming Media for March Madness

March Madness is almost here! Is your website or app ready for the expected traffic spike during all of the biggest games?   Now is the time to run load tests on your streaming media to make su

How to Cut Your JMeter Scripting Time by 80%

Creating test scripts is one of the biggest headaches in load testing today! We know that the scripts need to be as realistic as possible, but this is easier said than done. Due to the dynamic nature

How to Simulate Different Network Speeds in Your JMeter Load Test

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How to Monitor Your Server Health & Performance During a JMeter Load Test

Analyze your load test results and pinpoint the underlying issues with this guide for monitoring server health metrics. Use JMeter and get system health KPIs.

10 DevOps & Testing Conferences To Attend in 2016

What are the leading DevOps and Testing conferences to look forward to in 2016?   As the new year has begun and we plan our strategies and schedules for 2016, it seems like a good time to loo

BlazeMeter Contributes XMPP Testing Capabilities to Open Source JMeter Plugins Project

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How to Run External Commands and Programs Locally and Remotely from JMeter

This post explains how to invoke OS commands and 3rd-party programs on local and remote machines,  right from your JMeter test.

Webcast: Five Easy Steps for Switching from LoadRunner to JMeter

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View the Webcast: Load Testing Bootcamp

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Debugging JDBC Sampler Results in JMeter

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Recording HTTPS Traffic with JMeter's Proxy Server

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The Ultimate JMeter Resource List

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Running JMeter Samplers with Defined Percentage Probability

When it comes to building an advanced JMeter test plan, you can encounter the requirement to run certain samplers with a certain probability. In this post, we’ll guide you through the options on configuring weighted load and highlight options provided by JMeter.

View the Webcast: Performance Testing Bootcamp with JMeter & Taurus

JMeter is the undisputed leading open source testing tool. Yet challenges remain.   Taurus - an open source project that extends and abstracts JMeter - can overcome these challenges and pr

A Step by Step Guide to Performance Testing on Native Mobile Apps

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View the Webcast: Test Automation With JMeter & Taurus

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View the Webcast: Performance Testing for Native Mobile Apps

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Using JMeter's HTTP Header Manager

In our last post, JMeter's Superpower: The HTTP Proxy Server, we discussed how to use the HTTP Proxy Server to record testing scenarios.   The HTTP Proxy Server automatically adds

View the Webcast: How to Scale JMeter and Jenkins Test Automation

Automated testing allows you to detect errors instantly and deliver software rapidly throughout the Continuous Integration (CI) process. We recently held a webinar to show you how easily this

How to Load Test MongoDB with JMeter

As Big Data and real-time web apps keep getting bigger, NoSQL databases are more popular than ever for data storage. This is especially true for NoSQL’s most popular database - MongoDB. Let’s take

How to Extract Data From Files With JMeter

When it comes to performance testing, it’s crucial that you can reuse response data. Almost (if not all!) load test scenarios assume that you:   Extract interesting aspects from a

How to Test Image Upload Functionality With JMeter

Need to load test the upload image functionality of your web app? Don’t search through endless forum threads looking for help! I’d like to show you—step by step— how easily this can be done via JMeter

Lessons Learned From Working 'Under the Hood' With JMeter

The best way to learn is through experience - whether it’s your own or someone else’s.   In this article, we’re going to share the experiences of one company’s IT team w

BlazeMeter’s Experts Behind Key Features in Apache JMeter Version 2.13

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View the Webcast: Performance Testing With Real Browsers

If you want to get the most realistic results for your performance tests, using real browsers is the way to go.   But it’s not always easy to do this at scale.   In our latest webi

How (& Why) to Get More Info on Your Load Test Errors

The application failed. A bug was found. What more do you need to know? If you’re running a load test and hoping to debug accordingly, the answer is “a lot!” Unfortunately, many load tests are

4 Things You Should Know About JMeter 2.13

JMeter version 2.13 is out - and the change list is extensive! So extensive that it’s not easy to identify the most valuable features. So I did it for you :)   Here are the top 4 features

Take the Pain out of Load Testing Secure Web Services

There’s no getting around the fact that security is a major consideration for any website or app. Sure, if you’re sharing public information like weather forecasts or currency exchange rates, you can

How to Use JMeter for Backend-Based Functional Testing

Software development and testing has evolved a lot in recent years...   Software once ran without any external connectivity, and functionality testing was done locally. In the mid to late ninet

Stop Making Assumptions! Learn How to Replay Your Production Traffic With JMeter

You probably make a lot of assumptions when creating a JMeter script. When testing applications, most of us create JMeter scripts based on assumptions about various user scenarios and try to emulate

JMeter Users: The One Book You MUST Read This Year

Good books on JMeter are hard to find. In fact, there are just three books on JMeter available in the entire world - and two of them were written by the same author.   The JMeter Cookbook is Ba

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How to Load Test CSRF-Protected Web Sites

Does this picture look familiar?   If not, get ready to start seeing it a lot! More and more sites, applications and application frameworks are expected to start implementing protection fr

3 More Reasons Why Open Source Isn’t Enough for JMeter Experts: Part 2

JMeter is a free, open source tool that can be run directly from its user interface and has become the standard for performance testing in modern IT today. But is it enough?   In the first part

Sizing Your AWS Cloud’s Capacity with BlazeMeter and Cloudyn

How do you prepare your service for the next hike in traffic? How do you correctly size your cloud environment for the coming year? Can you forecast your demand? Do you know where your IT environment&

The DNS Cache Manager: The Right Way To Test Load Balanced Apps

There’s no doubt that high availability and scalability are vital for today’s networking-based applications. Just think of the millions of people using services like Google or Facebook at this very

How to Run Performance Tests on OAuth Secured Apps with JMeter

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JMeter Releases Version 2.12 with New Features, Product Enhancements & Bug Fixes

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Overcoming Scale and Load Challenges: 5 Guidelines for Web-App Developers. Part 1

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JMeter for DevOps: Webcast Now Online

JMeter is the leading open source performance testing tool - but are you fully equipped to take advantage of all its capabilities?   In last week's webinar, BlazeMeter's Ophir Prus

The Ultimate Competence Matrix for Performance Testers

How advanced are your skills as a performance tester? Do you know precisely where your strengths lie, what you still need to work on, and how to get the extra performance testing knowledge that you

3 Reasons Why Open Source Alone Isn't Enough for JMeter Experts

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How to Use JUnit With JMeter

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How Load Testing Helped Solve My Startup’s Teething Problems

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View the Webcast: Understanding Performance Testing for Web and Mobile Apps

Missed our webinar on performance testing for web and mobile applications?   Nearly 1,500 people signed up for this webinar – and we recorded the session in full so you can enjoy it too!

Tips and Tools for Black Box Testing

It might not be your preferred method, but sometimes black box testing is inevitable.  Here's an example of a scenario that I often encounter…   A client comes in and says: &ldq

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How to use JMeter's Constant Throughput Timer

What is the simplest test plan in JMeter?   It is a single Thread Group that contains both the HTTP Sample Requests AND the View Results Tree at the end of test plan.   But is it a good

Using the XPath Extractor in JMeter

When you’re writing JMeter scripts, the XPath Extractor prove to be very useful in cases where data from the response body is needed and when it becomes overly difficult to extract information using

View the Webcast: How to Combine Back-End & Front-End Testing

Did you catch our webinar on combining back-end and front-end testing?   Nearly 1,500 people signed up for this webinar, which showed viewers how to understand what will happen to their front e

Using Beanshell for Beginners - No Java Knowledge Required!

The ultimate guide for learning BeanShell for JMeter. Read and learn everything you need to know to write load test scripts in BeanShell to improve your tests.

Don't Fly Blind: Why You Need Log Data When Load Testing

Load testing without logs is a bit like flying a plane without ever looking at your dashboard By Trevor Parsons, Co-founder and Chief Scientist, Logentries   Having spent many years completing

How to Set Your JMeter Load Test to Use Client Side Certificates

Need to use certificates to provide HTTPS request for your load test?  You have two options:   1. Use a server-side client certificate This requires the least amount of work. You use the

Load Testing Your Email Server: How to Send and Receive E-mails with JMeter

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Performance Testing in a Scaled Down Environment. Part Two: 5 Things You Can Test

  In my last post I covered the Challenges of Performance Testing in a Scaled Down Environment. This week, I’m going to address what you should check when scaling down for a performance te

View the Webcast: Real-Time Script-Less Performance Testing

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Performance Testing in Scaled Down Environments. Part One: The Challenges

In an ideal world, we’d perform load testing on applications by running tests on an exact copy of the live production environment - including the application components, configuration and demand.

How to Prepare Your UI Vs. API Load Test

Before discussing UI and API load tests, there are a few key differences we should take into consideration. For a UI, you want to test the load of an actual user scenario. For example: logging in,

How to Use JMeter Functions - Part III

This is the third post in our series on “Using JMeter Functions”. Missed the last two? Take a look at Using JMeter Functions - Part I and Using JMeter Functions - Part II .

Building a JMS Testing Plan - Apache JMeter

JMeter has three types of JMS samplers, that support two types of JMS testing, and in this article I will cover them.   The first thing that needs to be done is provide JMeter with a jar file c

Using the JMeter Synchronizing Timer

This post will cover the use of the JMeter Synchronizing Timer. First, let’s define when you’d like to use the JMeter Synchronizing Timer.   A high-level overview of performance tes

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How Do I Run JMeter in Non-GUI Mode?

Do you think the JMeter GUI is a good GUI?     After all, the GUI is always considerate, shows up on time, is willing to carry it's share of the load....   On one hand, the GUI

ASP.NET Login Testing with JMeter

ASP.NET is a unified web development model which allows developers to quickly build enterprise level dynamic web applications. It was released by Microsoft in the early 2000s and became an industry

How to Debug your Apache JMeter Script

Debugging is, arguably, the most important software development practice. Software doesn’t work immediately upon coding: you need to detect bugs and fix them. Apache JMeter scripts are no exception.

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

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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”

Using JMeter's Transaction Controller

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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

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

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

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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

Record and Edit a JMeter Script Without Using JMeter: BlazeMeter's Chrome Extension

Today, I want to share how I use one of my favorite plugins to record a JMeter script and edit it without  opening it in a JMeter console and by using ONLY a browser!   Most of the t

Using Regular Expressions in JMeter

Learn to add Regular Expressions to your load test by adding the Regular Expression Extractor to JMeter. Extract parameters for optimizing your performance tests.

Why It's SO Important To Use JMeter's HTTP Request Defaults

This blog post will explain how to use the HTTP Request Default in your JMeter scripts. Avoid data duplication and easily manage your load tests with this easy to use JMeter element.

Load Testing: Using Jenkins Continuous Integration in the Cloud

Make Continuous Integration part of your development process with Jenkins. Read this blog post to learn to add your load tests to your CI cycles and become a testing pro.

Using the HTTP Cache Manager

Web-browsers have some mechanisms which allow for the reduction of traffic over the Internet. One such item is the caching of resources downloaded from the network, for use in the subsequent requests

How to Create a JMeter Script to Check Email During Registration AND Grab the Confirmation URL

How to Create a JMeter Script to Check Email During Registration AND Grab the Confirmation URL:Who said tricks are for kids? Not us. Especially when it comes to JMeter tricks and shortcuts. Today, we'll review how to create a script sample which will allow you to check e-mail during the registration process and grab confirmation URL from the e-mail. Generally, registration is

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JMeter 2.9: BlazeMeter's picks for the top 2 feature upgrades

JMeter 2.9: The lowdown Recently, the Apache Software Foundation announced the release of Jmeter 2.9.  Very exciting.  Let's take a closer look at what the ASF JMeter team has prepared

The Real Secret to Building a Database Test Plan With JMeter

Sometimes testing an entire website is not enough. Sometimes, you also need to test the website or web-app database itself. More work you say? Why do we have to you say? First of all-don't desp

Common File Storage - A Feature To Avoid File Duplication

  Here at BlazeMeter, we work hard to avoid any type of unnecessary duplication. No duplicate coding and no duplicate files. Double dessert is ok though (sometimes).  Now, imagine that you

Creating Realistic Test Scripts - What Inquiring Minds Need to Know

Generally, we discuss using different elements of JMeter. But often, JMeter is used for implementing more complex tasks. So today, we'll show you how to create an entire script. For script creat

JMeter 2.8 Hot n' Heavy

Time flies. We were just introduced to a damn fine JMeter 2.7. After what feels like a whirlwind love affair, JMeter 2.8 emerged making our heart swoon all over again. And of course, as BlazeMeter is

Top 3 GUI improvements: JMeter 2.7

Not too long ago, in a galaxy that has a delicious candy bar as its namesake, we came face to face with JMeter 2.7.   Since it's a tad surprising to come across a new release so soon after J

What to Include in a Load Test report: Technical Vs Management Reports

Ok, what's the bottom line: Why do we run load tests? For fun? (well, sometimes, load testing IS pretty cool.) We perform load and performance tests to make certain that our hard work designing,

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How to Use JMeter's 'IF' Controller

In previous articles we reviewed some nifty little tricks for building test plans using JMeter. You can easily develop scripts which will execute several HTTP Requests with or without any data.

Useful JMeter Properties: Save Results. Save the World

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Knit One Pearl Two: How to Use Variables in Different Thread Groups

Our previous and most delightful post described how to use variables in a single thread group. But as you already know, it is impossible to pass variables between different thread groups. How do we u

JMeter's User Defined Variables Helps to Avoid Code Duplication

User Defined Variables! JMeter's tool to avoid duplication How do we use use variables in one thread group? You can store values that can be used in different parts of the load testing scena

Testing X-Large Capacity Facebook Applications

“When developing applications for Facebook you hope the application will go viral and you also fear it will go viral, so capacity testing is critical,” stated Mike Valenty, Technical Direc

Top 2 Techniques to Get JMeter Test Results in non-GUI mode

Stop fiddling around already. We feel you, so we'll give it up-the 2 easiest ways to get JMeter test results in non-GUI mode.   While running tests in non-GUI mode there is no access to lis

JMeter's Superpower: The HTTP Proxy Server

Using JMeter with BlazeMeter's load testing cloud. JMeter has a major superpower: the ability to record traffic in a single bound (or, in non super hero speak, as it happens).This feature allows testers to avoid the long task of manually recording traffic and automates the task. The HTTP Proxy Server is the tool the superpower operates through, much like Wonder Woman's magic

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Greedy Listeners - Memory Leeches of Performance Testing

In the majority of different resources about performance testing, the selection of the right listener for the test is very important thing because each listener takes varying amounts of system memory.

Performance Testing - The Wild Side of the Development World

Performance testing is a whole other animal in the world of good development. Read on for a brief journey to the wild side of testing.   In functional testing, detailed requirements are needed

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 y

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.   JMeter

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 te

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 value

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 afte

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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

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 devel

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