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6 Developer Phrases that QA Engineers Love to Hate

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.

Load Testing Best Practices

Learn what load testing is and how to run load tests to prepare your site for daily traffic, and high traffic events.

Continuous Testing: The Missing Link in the Continuous Delivery Process

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.

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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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 Test Your Mainframe Environment with Open Source Brightside, Taurus and Jenkins

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.

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 I Use BlazeMeter to Run Load, Stress and Continuous Tests

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

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.

How to Integrate Your GitHub Repository to Your Jenkins Project

Learn to integrate Jenkins and GitHub and implement your SCM repository into CI for shifting left, saving time and automating your builds after each commit.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

The DevOps Phonetic Alphabet

The new DevOps alphabet is the answer for your spelling needs. Whether you need to spell your name or the name of an open source tool, the solution is here.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

APM Tools Comparison: Which One Should You Choose?

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.

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.

Implementing DevOps in a Large Organization: 7 Best Practices

7 best practices for a successful DevOps implementation, based on my experience as DevOps leader at Bezeq International: a centralized unit, tools and more.

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API Performance Testing Scenarios and Vocabulary

API testing is crucial for optimal system performance. To help you navigate through, this article is an introduction to API testing terminology and scenarios.

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.

How to Get Your Website Ready for Open Enrollment

Open enrollment is coming up! Now is the time for health insurance companies and agencies to test their websites, apps and APIs, to ensure customer satisfaction.

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.

How to Run WebdriverIO in Taurus for UI Functional Testing

The best tool combination for UI functional testing is WebDriverIO and Taurus. Learn to use them with Selenium and validate your browser performance.

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.

How to Install Jenkins with a WAR File

Jenkins installation made easy. This step by step guide will show you how to install Jenkins with a WAR file and start run your continuous integration jobs.

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The CI/CD Infrastructure: My Recommended Tools

Which tools should you use for your CI/CD pipeline? Read to learn which source code repository, CI software, code quality tool, etc. you should utilize now.

How Sharing Reports in BlazeMeter Helps Developers Collaborate

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.

Robot FrameWork: The Ultimate Guide to Running Your Tests

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.

Run BlazeMeter Performance Tests in an XL Release CD Pipeline

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.

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.

Understanding Gatling Scripts: A Use Case

Learn about Gatling scripts. We will explain the 4 parts of the Gatling framework script: setup, HTTP configuration, scenario and simulation. Test like a pro.

BlazeMeter in a Continuous Integration Cycle: A CA Technologies Use Case

Read how CA Technologies implements BlazeMeter in its Continuous Integration process: by running performance tests through CircleCI in an OAuth scenario.

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Top NUnit Annotations for You to Use

You can use NUnit to run your Unit tests. Read this blog post to learn the most popular annotations that will help you test your code. Then automate in Taurus.

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.

How to Install Gatling on Ubuntu

Install Gatling on Ubuntu. This step by step guide will take you through the process of installing the Gatling framework easily. Get Gatling running quickly.

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.

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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.

How to Install Gatling on Windows

The easy guide for installing Gatling on a Windows machine. Follow this step by step tutorial and get Gatling on your computer in no time to start load testing.

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.

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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.

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.

How to Build and Execute Performance Tests Before Black Friday and Cyber Monday

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.

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.

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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.

How to Run a Simple Load Test with Gatling

The guide you need to run a Gatling test. Get started with Gatling with this simple guide to running your Gatling script in a load test. Avoid website crashes.

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.

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.

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Being Agile - An Interview with Applitools Senior Software Architect Gil Tayar

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.

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.

6 Load Testing Tips for Black Friday

6 top tips for ensuring your website or app don't crash during Black Friday. Read and get performance testing tips that are easy to implement.

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

Using Continuous Integration to Detect Performance Degradation

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.

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

Agile Development and Testing - An Introduction

A complete experience-based overview of agile vs. waterfall, working in sprints and scrum teams, testing types, releases and how to achieve agile development.

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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.

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.

What’s New in the BlazeMeter Jenkins Plugin 4.0

New improvements on the BlazeMeter Jenkins plugin improve using Jenkins pipelines and plugin usability. Add your performance tests to your CI process today.

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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.

How to Run Selenium Tests in Docker

Get Selenium’s powerful abilities through Docker and run your automated tests easily. Learn to combine two of the most powerful open source tools for your tests

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.

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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.

How to Use Swagger UI for API Testing

Step by step guide to using Swagger UI for API Testing. Using open souce tools for Functional API Testing.

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 Test REST APIs with Windows Authentication with JMeter

[REST services with Windows Authentication provide a simple and secure way to exchange data. Learn to load test your REST APIs with JMeter to improve performance]

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.

Gatling Performance Testing Pros and Cons

Are you considering Gatling for your load testing? Read this complete list of pros and cons of this open source performance testing tool based on dev experience

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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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

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.

Top 14 Monitoring Tools that Every DevOps Needs

The best explanations about the monitoring tools every DevOps needs. Learn everything you need to know to run and monitor your infrastructure.

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!

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.

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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.

How to Set up and Run Your Gatling Tests with Eclipse

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.

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.

Creating a Simple Spring Boot API from Scratch

Learn to create an API on Spring Boot. Easily generate your API project. We will start simple and you can take it from there to become an API dev pro.

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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.

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.

How to Generate OpenAPI Definitions From Code

Learn how and why to transform your team’s APIs into OpenAPI definition files. Get OpenAPI benefits by using these code libraries to transform your APIs.

How to Set Up a Gatling Tests’ Implementation Environment

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.

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

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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.

 

Gatling Installation, Verification and Configuration - the Ultimate Guide

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.

Spock vs. JUnit - Which One Should You Choose?

A comparison of the Spock and JUnit frameworks. Which testing tool should you choose for your API testing. Read to find out which is faster and easier to use.

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

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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.

How to Get Command Line Integration with Newman in Postman

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.

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.

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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 < > = ! &

How to Run Locust with Different Users

Locust challenge solved - the solution for running load tests with different users. Learn to run performance tests on the Locust framework for unique users.

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

16 Website Crashes From 2017 That Could Have Been Prevented

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.

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Locust Performance Testing Using Java and Kotlin

You can now run Locust load tests in custom languages! Master running performance and functional tests in the Locust framework in Java, Kotlin and more.

API Test Parameterization With Spock - Learn How

Learn to write parameterized tests in the Spock testing framework. Use the where block with data tables or data pipes and make your code cleaner and faster.

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.

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.

Locust Monitoring with Grafana in Just 15 Minutes

Learn to monitor your Locust performance test results. The Locust framework works with Grafana - this guide will teach you to analyze your load tests results.

Designing APIs with Apicurio Studio

Learn Apicurio Studio, an open source API designing tool. This guide will teach you to easily design your APIs by taking you through a step by step explanation.

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.

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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.

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.

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Testing Your API Assertions with the Spock Framework

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.

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.

Top 10 AWS re:Invent 2017 Sessions

What to see at AWS re:Invent. Check out these top recommended sessions for the Amazon conference. The list for DevOps and developers who are attending AWS.

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.

Locust Assertions - A Complete User Manual

Learn the Locust Framework! Get the complete user manual for Locust Assertions from here. Learn to validate your load test responses with this complete guide.

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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Top 10 CA World 2017 Sessions You Can’t Miss

Don’t miss these sessions at CA World 2017. Our top recommendations for Devops and developers, covering everything that’s happening in the world of agility.

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.

5 Reasons You Should Use OpenAPI / Swagger for your APIs

API developers? Discover why you should use OpenAPI for your API designing. Learn 5 reasons for choosing OpenAPI / Swagger for your API development needs.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

Load Testing Your DataBase-Connected APIs With Gatling

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.

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.

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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.

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

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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

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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.

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. 

Making Your Performance Engineering More Efficient - Part 3

Get methodical performance engineering best practices and tips from an experienced and qualified performance engineer. Learn to analyze your reports in-depth.

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.

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.

How to Switch From Functional to Load API Testing and Back

 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. 

How to Make Your Performance Engineering More Efficient - Part 2

Part 2 - get methodical performance engineering best practices and tips from an experienced and qualified performance engineer. Learn to analyze your reports in-depth.

Making Your Performance Engineering More Efficient - Part 1

Get methodical performance engineering best practices and tips from an experienced and qualified performance engineer. Learn to analyze your reports in-depth.

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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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.

5 Tips to Help You Focus While You Code

Get simple tips to help you when you code. Boost your concentration abilities immediately and improve your coding skills.

Top 13 Recommended Sessions for Velocity 2017

Check out our top recommended sessions at Velocity 2017 for DevOps, developers and performance engineers. Come meet BlazeMeter at booth #901.

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 Understand Your Selenium WebDriver Code and Run it with Taurus

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.

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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.

How Data Analysis Can Help You Develop

Read to learn what data analysts do and how they work with all tech company departments.

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!

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. 

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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.

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!

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How to Run Taurus with the Jenkins Performance Plugin

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.

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.

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 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.

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How to Incorporate Slack Alerts into Your Development Process

So you are informed of the status of your development, and can quickly fix what needs fixing.

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. 

5 Best Load Testing Practices for March Madness

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

5 Valentine's Day Tips for Load Testing Dating Websites and Apps

What should developers do before Valentine’s Day?

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.

How to Execute a Load Test Using the Taurus Docker Image

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.

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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 -

 

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.

Load Testing FTP and SFTP Servers Using JMeter

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

Biggest Web Failures of 2016 and 2017 Resolutions

Let’s look back at the biggest website or app crashes of 2016 and discuss what these companies should be doing for 2017.

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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.

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.

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.

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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Top 8 AWS re:Invent Sessions You Just Can't Miss

AWS re:Invent 2016 is a only few weeks away! Check out our top recommended sessions for developers, operations, performance engineers and testers. We hope to see you there.

Democratization is the New Frontier for Scale in Performance Testing

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.

Test in Formation - How to Avoid Website Crashes Like Glastonbury and Improve Your Site Performance

 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.

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 Easily Automate Performance Tests in Jenkins

The ultimate guide for running automated performance tests in Jenkins. Read to become the continuous integration pro in automated testing.

Is Your Site or App Ready for Black Friday 2016? (Infographic)

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.

 

 

 

 

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.

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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.

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.

Top 10 Sessions at Jenkins World 2016

Jenkins World 2016 is only a few weeks away. Since there is so much going on, we rounded up the sessions we are looking forward to the most. Click this post to read more.

Are You Using Jenkins the Right Way?

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?

What is “Continuous Testing” and how is it even possible? Read this blog post to discover how Continuous Testing is becoming the new normal.

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.

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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.

Load Testing a Real-Estate App with BlazeMeter

Guest blogger Arup Dey from OpenXCell shares his experience about using BlazeMeter for testing a real-estate app.

Understanding Your Reports: Part 2 - KPI Correlations

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.

 
 

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.

Understanding Your Reports: Part 1 - What are KPIs?

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:

Advanced Load Testing Scenarios with JMeter: Part 1 - Correlations

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

 

Gotta Test 'em All

Pokemon GO, the real life verion of Pokemon, has not been able to meet heavy loads. In this blog post we explore 3 ways you can prepare for traffic spikes and deal with crashes. Just like Pokemon GO players, you gotta test ‘em all!

 

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How to Load Test for the Euro 2016 Final

The EURO 2016 final is expected to be viewed by 300 million people. But not only UEFA has to deal with those loads. Read to find out how you can prepare and ensure your performance testing won't let you down.

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.

Your Top 3 Questions about JMeter 3.0 – Answered

JMeter 3.0 was released at the end of May. Since we’ve noticed that some questions about JMeter 3.0 are asked repeatedly, we gathered the top 3 and answered them. 

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

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

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.

 

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Five Ways to Approach Using Apache JMeter

We focus a lot of our posts here at the BlazeMeter blog on Apache JMeter, the leading open source load testing tool for load and performance testing, and even backend functional testing (more on that

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

Developers & QA: Are You Accidentally Breaking the Law by Load Testing Your Website?

If you’re anything like me, you probably have a set of questions that run through your head whenever you run a performance test on your website or app. These may include:   Will my

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

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

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View the Webcast: Agile Load Testing Boot Camp

Are the load tests that you run fit for Agile product development? Are the different members of your team able to test at every development stage? A recording of our recent webinar, Agile Load Testing

How to Run 50,000 Concurrent Users from Multi GEOs Using Locust.IO

BlazeMeter is historically a JMeter shop, but lately we’ve started supporting all leading open source tools including Gatling, Locust.IO, and more.     To be more specific, this means th

How to Run JMeter in a Continuous Integration Environment With Bamboo

Why Load Testing is a Vital Part of the Continuous Integration Process   We all know that periodic load tests are vital if you want to avoid unpleasant surprises and regressions.   Howev

Continuous Performance Testing at Every Stage - Watch the Video from the AWS Loft

According to a huge amount of data, user expectations for website speed and performance are growing. According to a report by Akamai, 49% of respondents expected web pages to load in under 2 seconds,

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

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View the Webcast: Evolve Your Performance Testing to Succeed in the Digital Era

Are your applications being tested right? Does your load and performance testing fit the needs of the continuous delivery era?   Speed and response times have become synonymous with quality in

Now You Can Run Your Load Tests Directly Via Chat

If you’re like me, part of collaborating with my fellow team members at work is done via chat. HipChat and Skype IM sometimes feel like a more common form of communication that walking down the hall

4 Load Testing Tips to Stop Your Site from Crashing on Super Bowl Sunday

The countdown to Super Bowl Sunday is on! America’s biggest TV event of the year is notorious for its flashy commercials, beer consumption, buffalo wings….and website crashes.   Fa

View the Webcast: Load Test Like a Pro in 2016

Are you looking to stay up to date with the most important ways that enable you to optimize your load and performance testing in the year ahead?   BlazeMeter last week delivered a webinar, Load

Wearable Devices: How to Overcome the Load Testing Challenges they Create

Wearable devices are hot - and this is a problem if you’re a mobile app developer.   As the popularity of wearable devices for fitness, fashion, and functionality soars, you need to work

BlazeMeter Contributes XMPP Testing Capabilities to Open Source JMeter Plugins Project

BlazeMeter, who frequently contributes to key improvements in Apache JMeter, recently contributed XMPP/Jabber testing capabilities to the open source JMeter community, through the JMeter Plugins

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.

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Webcast: Five Easy Steps for Switching from LoadRunner to JMeter

BlazeMeter presented a webinar this week, Five Easy Steps for Switching from LoadRunner to Apache JMeter, which presented an open source and DevOps approach to load and performance testing. The full r

View the Webcast: Load Testing Bootcamp

BlazeMeter presented a webinar this week, BlazeMeter's Load Testing Bootcamp, which presented an open source and DevOps approach to load and performance testing. The full recording is now availabl

Workshop Hosted by BlazeMeter and WOPR Looked at Performance Testing in Production

BlazeMeter recently hosted the most recent WOPR (Workshop on Performance and Reliability) gathering in our offices in Mountain View. The 3-day workshop focused on performance engineering in production

Debugging JDBC Sampler Results in JMeter

When it comes to database load testing, in the majority of cases it’s enough just to execute a request or series of requests and measure the execution time. However, there may be some cases when you

Recording HTTPS Traffic with JMeter's Proxy Server

  If you read our article, JMeter's Superpower: The HTTP Proxy Server, then you already know how to use JMeter's Proxy Server to record HTTP traffic.   But what if a web

Controlling the Number of Hits Per Second in Performance Tests Using Taurus

This post is part of our continuing series on Taurus, an open source test automation tool that extends and abstracts JMeter, and helps to overcome various challenges. Taurus provides a simple way

The Ultimate JMeter Resource List

As many of you know, JMeter is an open-source project created by Apache that serves as a load testing tool for analyzing and measuring the performance of a variety of services, with a focus on web applications. But for people who are new to JMeter, and even veteran users looking to revisit it from a big picture perspective, it's beneficial to have one source to find the best

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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.

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

Let’s face it - testing native mobile apps isn’t easy. Trying to record and create test scenarios without spending hours on setup (or tearing your hair out in frustration) is even harder!

Guest Post: The Easiest Way to Validate Cloud Services at Scale

This is a guest blog post by Micah Knox, Software Architect and CTO of Employee Assessment Delivery Platform SonicAssess, a new service designed to assess the talents and leadership capabilities of em

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 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

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

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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

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

Can You Run a Performance Test with 100,000 Real Browsers?

Quick question: How does your web app perform with 100,000 concurrent users? If you can answer that, then one of three things must be true:   1.     You’ve actually ha

How I Made Sure my Geo-Redundant Cloud Service Wouldn’t Fail

This is a guest post by Alex Gomes, a leading expert in cloud technology and the author of Highly Scalable Geo Redundant Cloud Services: Using Microsoft Azure. Today, customers expect a certain le

Why You’re Blowing $$$ With Every Load Test

Are your load tests unnecessarily draining the company budget? Chances are, the answer is yes!   Why? When creating reliable test scenarios for performance tests, you need many temporary resour

These 2 Mins Will Transform Your Continuous Delivery Process

When it comes to game changers in software development, Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery processes are up there with the best. Since the introduction of these agile processes, software d

Don’t Let the Super Bowl Take Down Your Site

Are you ready for the Super Bowl?   Sure, you have the potato chips at hand and the beers on ice...but will you need to abandon them to fix a website crash?   Here are three reasons why

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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

BEWARE: Lazy Lovers May Crash Your Site This Valentine’s Day

February 14 is one month away. This gives you enough time to get your site or app ready for the influx of romantics buying gifts, cards, and even looking for love online.   But even with thorou

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

BlazeMeter Helps New Social Platform for Flyers Get off The Ground

This is a guest post written by Russell Hyer, the CTO at Airclandestino - an innovative social platform for travelers.   Three weeks ago we launched Airclandestino, a new social platform that

Interview with Michael Bolton: The Software Tester & the Unexpected, Part 2

Michael Bolton is a thought leader in the world of software testing, with over two decades of experience in the computer industry testing, developing, managing, and writing about software. As an

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&

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Performance Testing for Mobile Apps and Websites: Webcast Now Online

If there’s one takeaway from Black Friday 2014, it’s that we need to ensure that our mobile apps will be able to perform under extremely heavy load.   Best Buy, the largest electron

Interview with Michael Bolton: The Software Tester & the Unexpected, Part 1

Michael Bolton is a thought leader in the world of software testing, with over two decades of experience in the computer industry testing, developing, managing, and writing about software. As an inter

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

Load Testing Lessons to Learn from Black Friday 2014

Black Friday is over for another year and, as always, this critical e-commerce day has left a few casualties in its trail…   Let’s take a look at some of this year’s biggest

How to Manage Large JMeter Scripts With JMeter Test Fragments

By default, JMeter scripts tend to be complex! But there are some great solutions that can help you. JMeter offers test fragmenting to minimize the amount of code in scripts and make them easier to

5 Tips to Create a Performance Optimized Front-End for Your Website

Website development has come a long way in the past decade. Ten years ago there were only a limited number of references regarding how websites should be built, and many open questions, such as: Which

How to Run Performance Tests on OAuth Secured Apps with JMeter

First Off - What is OAuth & Why do You Need it?   OAuth (the Open Standard for Authorization) is an open protocol which provides token-based authentication and authorization - as opposed to

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

Meter 2.12 is out! If you’re a JMeter user, you can now enjoy an enhanced GUI, new features and fewer bugs. Woohoo!   BlazeMeter is proud to support Apache JMeter. Our performance testing

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

The once far-fetched notion of starting from nothing and making it big has become much more attainable over the past few years. Web-scale environments have given startups the ability to obtain million

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

Load Testing Challenges: Present & Future Interview With Alex Podelko

Alex Podelko is a prominent thought leader in the world of load and performance testing. For the past sixteen years, Alex has supported numerous performance initiatives for several large companies. He

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

If you want to master JMeter performance testing, it’s worth taking a leaf out of the book from the experts.   Advanced JMeter users usually come from a performance engineering background

How Load Testing Helped Solve My Startup’s Teething Problems

This is a guest post written by Chen Atlas, Founder and CTO of laundry and dry-cleaning scheduling app Cleanly. This is Chen’s first post in a series of articles, in which he’ll be sharing

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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

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

8 Surprising Stats on Performance Testing for Black Friday 2014 (Infographic)

You’re probably busy getting your website or app ready for Black Friday. But do you know how much it will cost your company if it does go down for a couple of minutes on the big day? Or which time of

What We Should Learn From Apple’s iPhone 6 Web Failure

It was the biggest event on Apple’s 2014 calendar; the long awaited launch of the iPhone 6.   On September 9, Apple announced the iPhone 6, the 6 plus and its new smartwatch. Apple fans h

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.

Why ‘Normal’ Load Testing Isn’t Enough

Load testing is a vital part of any web-based application testing process.   It helps us determine a system’s behavior under both normal and anticipated peak load conditions. It also help

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

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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

White Box Vs. Black Box in Load Testing

If you're looking into software testing methods, it’s worth exploring White (or Glass/Transparent) Box testing vs Black Box testing.   The idea behind White Box testing is that the te

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

E-mail is one of the most commonly used communication channels in the modern world. Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo Mail have over 1 billion registered users. Over 300 billion email messages are sent daily

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

It’s been an exciting week here at BlazeMeter. In last week’s blog post, our CEO Alon Girmonsky revealed our revolutionary new FollowMe technology – a feature that allows you to run

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 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

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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

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.

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”

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

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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

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.

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.

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.

Game On: BlazeMeter's Load Testing Countdown to the Super Bowl

  Super Bowl Day, Are you ready? Are you really ready? The highly anticipated Super Bowl commercials….even the non-sports fanatics love this time of year. What hilarious or shocking ad i

How to Analyze the Results of a Load Test Using BlazeMeter

Running a test plan is only 50% of the performance testing task. The most challenging part of the performance testing process is the analysis of test results and the identification of bottlenecks. Th

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

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Last Minute Preparation for Cyber Monday. Load Testing - Here's what you can do in a day

One of the biggest internet shopping days is approaching. Is your website prepared to handle the potential load of users? If your answer is “I don’t know” then Houston, we have a p

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,

Using Google Sites as a Web Hosting Platform

Question of the day- How good is ‘Google Sites’ as a web hosting platform?   For my contribution to the Computer Measurement Group’s (CMG) yearly conference (CMG Las Vegas

Top Ten Reasons To Run Load and Performance Testing In The Cloud

Once the functional testing phase is done, it's time for the fun of performance testing. And here you have a major decision. Paper or plastic? No, not that question, but close. Both questions off

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

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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

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

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User Experience Monitoring with Selenium

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To have Cloud Scalability, or not to have Cloud Scalability? That is the question.     The premise of the cloud is that it gives us scalable resources. As performance and load testers, t

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

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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

Guest Blogger: Peter HJ Van Eijk Cloud Computer Master Returns

Systematic Load Testing Load testing has a tendency to become a really big and complicated project. Maybe that is one of the reasons why it is not done often enough. You can throw a lot of random tra

JMeter Releases 2.5 - A Whole New Fairy Tale

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Load Testing in the Cloud: Raising the Bar

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

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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