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.
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.
Talented developers write code and create beautiful features. But issues can still rise. That's where QA engineers, who test features before they are released to keep the product up to high standards, come in. Here are 6 sentences developers say to QA engineers which I’m sure will sound familiar.
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 is continuous testing and how should you impement it? Learn how you can improve your developer skill set by becoming an expert in agile.
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 V4 is out! The new features progress agile developer testing in enterprises. Read more about Taurus integration and the new testing experience.
You can now run open source testing on your mainframe applications with CA Brightside, Taurus and Jenkins. Mainframe developers can now shift left. Learn how.
I’m a BlazeMeter user and I run stress and load tests on my system. Read and learn how I run high scale load tests once a quarter and ongoing continuous testing
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.
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 load testing tools. Learn why open source became the industry standard and how you can start testing today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
6 recommended Docker images for performance testers: JMeter, Selenium, Taurus and more. Find the best containers for you and learn how to run them.
Regular Expressions retrieve matching strings in your JMeter load test. Learn to script Regular Expressions in Groovy, and become a performance testing pro.
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.
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.
Easily choose between open-source load testing tools according to your needs. Compare pros and cons of different performance testing solutions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Should you use JMeter or Selenium? Learn when to use each tool, for browser testing, frontend, protocol, backend and more load & functional testing scenarios.
APMs detect performance related issues. But which one should you choose? Read this comparison about the pros and cons of each one, and add to your testing.
7 best practices for a successful DevOps implementation, based on my experience as DevOps leader at Bezeq International: a centralized unit, tools and more.
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.
Learn to extract data with the JMeter raw data source preprocessor plugin, for HTTP requests and for saving resources. Start performance testing now.
The best tool combination for UI functional testing is WebDriverIO and Taurus. Learn to use them with Selenium and validate your browser performance.
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 .
Continuous testing for the mainframe is here! BlazeMeter introduces the new RTE plugin for testing mainframe systems and IBM mainframe with open source 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.
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.
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.
BlazeMeter lets you share reports, so you can send online and interactive performance test results to other people. Learn how and why this is useful to you.
Learn to create your and run your Selenium tests in Robot, and then how to run it in Taurus. Improve your GUI testing by automating and running continuous tests.
Nedbank uses BlazeMeter for performance testing in their automated XL Release CD cycle to achieve continuous testing. Learn how to do it and be agile yourself.
Read how CA Technologies implements BlazeMeter in its Continuous Integration process: by running performance tests through CircleCI in an OAuth scenario.
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.
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.
Automatically create Selenium, JMeter and synchronized scripts for combined load and GUI testing. Introducing the new and free BlazeMeter Chrome Extension v4.
Your competitors are getting ready for Black Friday, are you? Load testing your website is easy. Increase sales this Black Friday with performance testing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Have you already started load testing for Black Friday? If not, don’t worry. There is still enough time to discover bottlenecks and fix them. Here we’ve outlined how to prepare your website or app for Black Friday - by building and executing performance tests.
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.
8 can't-miss tips for getting your website or app ready for Black Friday.
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.
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.
Learn how developers at Applitools test and release so they are agile. Read this fascinating interview and get ideas for your dev teams to shift left and test.
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.
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
Use Continuous Integration pipelines to get quick feedback about your system’s performance. Run small daily load tests with assertions in your flow to check.
Set different user defined variables in your JMeter load test with the new Set Variables Action sampler. Improve parameterization in your performance test.
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.
Load testing HTTPS? This tutorial will explain how to test multiple certificates to your performance testing script when you use JMeter for secure websites.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn how to install JMeter in no time with this quick and easy to follow guide. Start your performance testing now!
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.
Eclipse user? Create a performance testing framework for your Gatling tests in no time. Just install, import your project and run to get your load test results.
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.
Learn to build a comprehensive performance monitoring solution from scratch, with open source tools Docker, InfluxDB and Grafana, and analyze your test scripts.
Easy steps to create a Gatling tests implementation environment. Learn how to set up your Gatling load testing in IDEA or other IDE for performance testing.
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
Learn to use JMeter’s weighted switch controller to manage child elements. Determine the frequency of elements execution in your performance test scenario.
Get tips for installing Gatling. Run your load test on this open source Scala based framework. This guide will help you with your first steps with Gatling.
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
Learn advanced Postman for your API testing. This tutorial will teach you to use Newman, to run your postman collection from CLI and integrate with CI tools.
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.
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.
These 16 websites crashed in 2017. Load test your app or website so you don’t buckle under heavy traffic spikes. Get ready for big events and for Black Friday.
The guide for JMeter WebSocket Samplers, covering config elements and assertions. Learn to load test WebSockets easily and all about the plugin’s elements.
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.
Get your API assertions tested. Learn to use Spock to test your APIs. Make your API testing easier, quicker and better. Read and become an API Spock pro now.
Learn to run arithmetic operations on your variables in your load tests. This easy guide will explain subtraction, addition, multiplication, assignment and more
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
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.
API developers? Discover why you should use OpenAPI for your API designing. Learn 5 reasons for choosing OpenAPI / Swagger for your API development needs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn API load testing with Gatling. Do your APIs connect to a database? This easy guide is for you. Master Gatling for load testing your APIs with this tutorial.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn to test your MySQL Database connection with JMeter. Easily check records and prepare entries with this guide. Master database configurations through JMeter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Get methodical performance engineering best practices and tips from an experienced and qualified performance engineer. Learn to analyze your reports in-depth.
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
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.
Learn how to easily go from functional API testing to load API testing and back. Make your API testing efficient by reusing API functional or load API testing.
Part 2 - get methodical performance engineering best practices and tips from an experienced and qualified performance engineer. Learn to analyze your reports in-depth.
Get methodical performance engineering best practices and tips from an experienced and qualified performance engineer. Learn to analyze your reports in-depth.
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.
If you’re getting to know Selenium, this blog post is for you. This blog post will explain a basic Selenium code written in Python under the Unit Test convention.
Learn what the DNS Cache Manager is, why Static Host Resolution is needed and how to use it.
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.
Check out this infographic for more statistics and tips on how to get ready for the live streaming rush.
The story of how I integrated JMeter scripts as part of a smoke test, by using Taurus in my Jenkins pipeline.
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.
A comprehensive list of websites, blog posts, videos and tutorials that cover JMeter™ and best usage practices.
Such as check your server logs, cross-check with APM data and more
Follow and you will be able to view and analyze results for many open-source testing tools: JMeter, Selenium, Gatling, Grinder, Locust, PBench, Siege, ApacheBenchmark, Tsung and more.
Read these best practices and tips for load testing with embedded resources - and improve your load testing.
Learn how to distinguish response times corresponding to the main request and the embedded requests, with this easy guide.
Don’t make your script too heavy and 3 more
So you are informed of the status of your development, and can quickly fix what needs fixing.
What should developers do before Valentine’s Day?
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.
What should you do if you want to automatically run a load test and analyze the results in a containerized environment? Taurus, an open-source test automation tool, has a Docker image, which contains all the tools and plugins needed to run a Taurus test in an isolated environment. Read this post to find out more.
Welcome to part 4 of our “Ultimate DevOps Tools Ecosystem Tutorial.” This time, we will go over tools from the “testing” stage.
Don't fumble your website. Here are 5 tips for preparing your website or app for the heavy loads expected during the big game.
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.
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 -
Here are 5 tips that could be helpful for performance testing scaling.
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.
Black Friday website crashes can ruin many opportunities for companies. Read about Black Friday 2016 crashes and what can be done to avoid them.
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.
Check out this functional and performance testing tutorial for improving continuous integration with open-source testing tools.
Is your website prepared to perform during Black Friday and Cyber Monday traffic spikes? Take this test to find out.
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.
The new frontier for scale in performance testing isn’t about how “big” your tests can be or how much data you can graph in real time, but about how much performance testing you can do, how fast it gets done and most importantly who is actually creating and executing the tests. Read this blog post to find out more.
2017 Glastonbury music fans were in for a disappointment. The ticket website couldn’t handle the load and crashed. Read this blog post to find out load testing tips for avoiding these crashes.
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.
The ultimate guide for running automated performance tests in Jenkins. Read to become the continuous integration pro in automated testing.
Do you know when your site is expected to peak on Black Friday? Or how much a few minutes of downtime cost? Or what frustrates your customers the most when shopping online? Check out this Infographic for the answers to these questions and a few more interesting statistics on load testing.
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.
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.
Jenkins is a widely used tool, but not everyone uses it in the same way. While some enjoy its test automation abilities, others take advantage of its full automating capabilities. Are you fulfilling the complete continuous integration (CI) vision and improving your development processes? Read to find out.
What is “Continuous Testing” and how is it even possible? Read this blog post to discover how Continuous Testing is becoming the new normal.
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.
Welcome back to our “Understanding Your Reports” series looks at KPI correlations. This time, we will see how correlating Number of Virtual Users (VU), Hits per Second, Errors per Second and Average Response Time helps us discover bottlenecks.
Welcome to part 2 of the "Advanced Load Testing" series. In this post we will go over Data-Driven Testing and Assertions.
KPIs show user and traffic measurements for websites and applications, in order to best determine if they can withstand a certain amount of load to its backend servers. Here are the 7 KPIs you need to know when you load test with JMeter:
This blog post explores how to capture dynamic data and reuse it in subsequent requests.
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.
This post explains how to invoke OS commands and 3rd-party programs on local and remote machines, right from your JMeter test.
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.
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.
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.
BlazeMeter’s New Relic Plugin for Performance Testing - One Stop Solution for Performance Monitoring, Testing & Optimization
BlazeMeter’s plugin for New Relic makes performance monitoring, load testing and capacity planning simpler and more seamless than ever before. Read this blog post to learn how to use it.
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.