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How to Run a Stress Test in JMeter

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

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 Simulate Different Network Speeds in Your JMeter Load Test

Mobile has finally overtaken desktop traffic - and this trend just looks set to rise. But what does this mean for us?

What is the Relationship Between Users and Hits Per Second?

We’re often asked about the difference between Concurrent Users and Hits or Requests per Second, also known as Throughput. Teams want to know the numbers they should be shooting for as performance

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

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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

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

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

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

Web-Scale App Developers Need to Think About Scale and Load: 5 Guidelines, Part 2

In my previous blog post, I covered 3 important ways to ensure web-scalability via proper memory allocation, log sprawl, and open user session management. In this post, I will continue my exploration

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

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

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

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2 Awesome Tips for Reducing Memory Usage in JMeter

  It's super important to know how to reduce JMeter memory usage. Especially for high performance testing.   The JMeter is OutOfMemory error, which occurs during report gene

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

Beanshell vs JSR223 vs Java JMeter Scripting: The Performance-Off You've Been Waiting For!

There are several options to perform custom JMeter scripting and extend baseline JMeter functionality. Check out the most popular extension mechanisms, compare performance and analyze which one is

Countdown to Black Friday: 2 Performance Tips to Ensure it's a Success

The holiday season is closing in on us again and the largest shopping day of the year is getting close - Black Friday (or shall we be honest and say Thanksgiving Day), followed by Cyber Monday, follow

Ghost Performance Benchmark

A few days ago I noticed DigitalOcean.com had a new pre-built Ghost image for the Ghost Blogging Platform.   I decided to do a quick load test using Digital Ocean's 512MB server size. From

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.

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