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  • Lorena Jinchuk
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Senior Customer Success Engineer

Lorena is a customer-oriented software engineer and part of BlazeMeter’s Adoption Services team. Lorena has been working with SaaS solutions for over 5 years.

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    Jacob Sharir
    Solution Engineer Manager

Jacob Sharir

Solution Engineer Manager

Head of the technical adoption team and co-creator of BlazeMeter University, Jacob has more than 7 years of experience in managing a globally distributed team in the fields of performance testing, technical customer support, and Computer Networking.

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    Technical Writer

Ruth Kusterer

Technical Writer

Ruth is a technical writer for Perforce. She has over ten years of experience with enterprise developer tools and open-source software.

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    Eric Dapp
    Senior Services Engineer

Eric Dapp

Senior Services Engineer

Eric is a performance engineering, test automation, and all-around continuous testing ninja, and is a member of BlazeMeter’s adoption team.

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    Archer Berryman
    Documentation and Education Manager

Archer Berryman

Documentation and Education Manager

Documentation and education leader with experience directing the creation and delivery of software documentation and training across multiple product lines and business lines. Currently managing creation and delivery of documentation and training for the Rally, Clarity, and DevOps business lines at Broadcom. Extensive experience building content strategy for SaaS and on premises products in technology domains like continuous testing, continuous delivery, platform as a service, service management, and agile management. Also, a long history as a high impact writer with great technical skills and a passion for learning complex software.

BlazeMeter University FAQ

BlazeMeter University

What types of courses can I find in BlazeMeter University?

BlazeMeter University has courses that span open source topics and complete BlazeMeter capabilities. You will find courses on JMeter, Taurus, and Appium (coming soon!). In addition, there are courses that span the complete capabilities of BlazeMeter. You can learn how to use mock services, test data, API monitoring, test automation best practices, and much more.

How do I learn to use BlazeMeter?

There are several courses in BlazeMeter University that will help you get started with BlazeMeter. In addition, reference the BlazeMeter Guide for additional assistance.

How do I get help with a course in BlazeMeter University?

You can get help with a course in the BlazeMeter University by joining the Continuous Testing Slack channel linked from the bottom of the BlazeMeter website.

Who teaches courses in BlazeMeter University?

BlazeMeter and open source experts from Perforce and the industry teach courses in BlazeMeter University. If you are interested in teaching a course, please contact us with a direct message @BlazeMeter University on LinkedIn.

Is there any certification for JMeter?

BlazeMeter University offers courses: JMeter Intro and JMeter Pro. Upon successful completion you will receive a certificate.

What is BlazeMeter?

What is BlazeMeter used for?

The BlazeMeter Continuous Testing Platform is a complete solution for shift-left continuous testing. The platform includes UI functional testing, user experience testing, API testing and monitoring, performance testing, and virtual services. All capabilities are deeply integrated in an intuitive workflow designed for agile teams and provide robust support for popular open source tools. Delivered in software as a service with support for multiple clouds or private cloud, it is simple to get started, intuitive to use, and a powerful tool for delivering innovation with quality and speed.

How does JMeter integrate with BlazeMeter?

BlazeMeter kicks off virtual machines which run JMeter Engines and configures the machines to execute the test. During the test it's possible to see real-time metrics and after the test the full report is being generated. The execution and results analysis is being orchestrated using Taurus open source architecture.

Does BlazeMeter use JMeter?

BlazeMeter provides

  1. Toolchain for faster and easier JMeter tests creation like BlazeMeter Chrome Extension and BlazeMeter Proxy Recorder
  2. Ability to run JMeter tests in the cloud so you do not have to worry about installation and configuration
  3. Powerful reporting to speed up the process of test results analysis
How does JMeter integrate with BlazeMeter?

BlazeMeter uses Taurus open source architecture for JMeter automatic installation and configuration and online interactive reporting

What is BlazeMeter performance testing?

BlazeMeter allows users to execute performance tests using various load testing tools (Apache Benchmark, Gatling, JMeter, k6, Locust, Siege, Tsung, etc.) via the Taurus open source automation framework and provides real-time interactive monitoring of test results and comprehensive reporting.

Which is better, JMeter or BlazeMeter?

BlazeMeter builds on JMeter by adding scalability and enterprise security and features. Some of these include:

  1. Tools which make tests creation faster and easier like BlazeMeter Chrome Extension and BlazeMeter Proxy Recorder
  2. Online interactive reporting during test execution
  3. Final test report having all the metrics and KPIs combined with ability to share, collaborate and compare different test executions
  4. Complete continuous testing functionality which includes integrated API testing and monitoring, virtual/mock services, test data on demand, functional and UX testing, and much more.
What is scriptless framework?

A scriptless framework allows you to create automated tests without having to write a single line of code. Tests can be created visually via drag and drop using logical/visual blocks. In more complicated scenarios, data and keyword-driven approaches can be used for the design and parameterization of the tests.

You will find courses in BlazeMeter University to help you become proficient with this functionality in BlazeMeter. In addition, the BlazeMeter guide contains comprehensive steps on creating a scriptless GUI test

What is scriptless testing?

Scriptless testing is a type of testing automation that uses a visual or declarative approach to define steps that will execute business actions in order to validate a scenario. The main benefit is that even nontechnical users can read, understand, execute, and contribute - allowing democratization of testing across the organization.

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How do I become a JMeter expert?

The JMeter courses in BlazeMeter University provide a great way to get started on your path to becoming a JMeter expert. Once you feel comfortable with JMeter scripting, you can cross check your existing skills with The Ultimate Competence Matrix for Performance Testers and master the missing areas.

How long does it take to learn JMeter?

BlazeMeter University offers the following courses: JMeter Intro and JMeter Pro. These courses take about 1.5 - 2 hours each to complete.

Is JMeter difficult?

JMeter is not difficult to learn.

  1. JMeter is a GUI-based tool so you don't need to have immense programming skills in order to get started, you can build a test from logical blocks, then immediately see the requests and responses in Listeners.
  2. It is even possible to record a test scenario using JMeter's HTTP(S) Test Script Recorder or BlazeMeter Chrome Extension
  3. Using these recorders, you can go through your test case in a browser and all the steps will be recorded and converted to the appropriate JMeter test elements.
Is JMeter good for load testing?

JMeter was designed for load testing. When it comes to learning curve, velocity of test creation, ability to run test at scale, and network protocol support - JMeter is one of the best (if not the best) free and open source load testing tools. See article which highlights and compares the main features of several free and open source load testing tools. BlazeMeter, which is also available in a free version, allows you to use JMeter at enterprise scale, with enterprise features and security.

Are BlazeMeter and JMeter the same?

BlazeMeter is JMeter (and much more) in the cloud. You can upload your existing JMeter scripts and start executing them right away. When using BlazeMeter, there is no need to worry about JMeter installation, configuration of the distributed execution mode, real time results analysis, and final reports. BlazeMeter handles it all! Also BlazeMeter allows comparison of different test runs, generates technical and manager-friendly test summaries, and detects anomalies in test results. So, BlazeMeter is JMeter on steroids

How do I start learning JMeter?

The free courses in BlazeMeter University are an excellent way to get started. Mastering JMeter will take only a few hours!