JMeter, a free open source load testing tool, is straightforward to use and supports several programming languages, including HTTP/HTTPS, SOAP, JDBC, LDAP and JMS. In the following set of informative tips, expert Mike Kelly explores the capabilities of JMeter and breaks down how to use it in a step-by-step approach.
In this tip, we take a look at running your first load test with JMeter, a load testing tool that supports a variety of technologies like HTTP/HTTPS, SOAP, JDBC, LDAP, JMS. These are all commonly used by teams looking to introduce load on a server, a network or even specific objects.
Recording JMeter load tests can simplify the creation of Samplers needed for your test plans. This tip explains how to record JMeter test results and analyze the data generated.
Learn how to interpret and debug JMeter HTTP proxy tests in this software testing expert tip. Mike Kelly describes the entire JMeter testing process in this series that explains running a JMeter test, interpreting results and debugging application test criteria.
for Interpreting JMeter Results
Interpretation of results from performance test tools is complicated. Learn how to interpret data from your JMeter Listeners using scatter charts, and by using the Aggregate Report Listener and the Monitor Results Listener.
This was first published in November 2011