jmeter tutorials


  • WatchJMeter Beginner Tutorial 1 - How to install Jmeter
  • WatchJMeter Beginner Tutorial 2 - How to create first Jmeter Test
  • WatchJMeter Beginner Tutorial 3 - How to use Assertions
  • WatchJMeter Beginner Tutorial 4 - How to use Listeners
  • WatchJMeter Beginner Tutorial 5 - How to record a UI (web) Test
  • WatchJMeter Beginner Tutorial 6 - How to create a Database Test Plan
  • WatchJMeter Beginner Tutorial 7 - How to run jmeter from Command Line (non GUI mode)
  • WatchJMeter Beginner Tutorial 8 - How to test FTP upload and download
  • WatchJMeter Beginner Tutorial 9 - Testing Web Services API
  • WatchJMeter Beginner Tutorial 10 - How to create assertions for JDBC (Database) Test Plan
  • WatchJMeter Beginner Tutorial 11 - How to create HTML Dashboard Reports from command line
  • WatchJMeter Beginner Tutorial 12 - How to use Plugins Manager
  • WatchJMeter Beginner Tutorial 13 - How to read data from CSV file (Parameterisation)
  • WatchJMeter Beginner Tutorial 14 - Functions and Variables
  • WatchJMeter Beginner Tutorial 15 - How to setup realistic performance test-PACING
  • WatchJMeter Beginner Tutorial 16 - TIMERS (How to add Think Time)
  • WatchJMeter Beginner Tutorial 17 - How to parameterize FTP test
  • WatchJMeter Beginner Tutorial 18 - How to run Scheduled + Sequential execution
  • WatchJMeter Beginner Tutorial 19 - Correlation (with Regular Expression Extractor)
  • WatchJMeter Beginner Tutorial 20 - How to use TEMPLATES
  • WatchJMeter Beginner Tutorial 21 - How to use Test Script Recorder
  • WatchJMeter Beginner Tutorial 22 - How to test File Upload
  • WatchJMeter Beginner Tutorial 23 - How to test File Download
  • WatchJMeter Beginner Tutorial 24 - How to DEBUG
  • WatchJMeter Beginner Tutorial 25 - Jmeter How to record login test

Before going into the details of JMeter, let us first understand a few jargons associated with the testing of any application.

  • Performance Test − This test sets the best possible performance expectation under a given configuration of infrastructure. It also highlights early in the testing process if any changes need to be made before the application goes into production.

  • Load Test − This test is basically used for testing the system under the top load it was designed to operate under.

  • Stress Test − This test is an attempt to break the system by overwhelming its resources.

What is JMeter?

JMeter is a software that can perform load test, performance-oriented business (functional) test, regression test, etc., on different protocols or technologies.

Stefano Mazzocchi of the Apache Software Foundation was the original developer of JMeter. He wrote it primarily to test the performance of Apache JServ (now called as Apache Tomcat project). Apache later redesigned JMeter to enhance the GUI and to add functional testing capabilities.

JMeter is a Java desktop application with a graphical interface that uses the Swing graphical API. It can therefore run on any environment / workstation that accepts a Java virtual machine, for example − Windows, Linux, Mac, etc.

The protocols supported by JMeter are −

  • Web − HTTP, HTTPS sites ‘web 1.0’ web 2.0 (ajax, flex and flex-ws-amf)
  • Web Services − SOAP / XML-RPC
  • Database via JDBC drivers
  • Directory − LDAP
  • Messaging Oriented service via JMS
  • Service − POP3, IMAP, SMTP
  • FTP Service

JMeter Features

Following are some of the features of JMeter −

  • Being an open source software, it is freely available.

  • It has a simple and intuitive GUI.

  • JMeter can conduct load and performance test for many different server types − Web – HTTP, HTTPS, SOAP, Database via JDBC, LDAP, JMS, Mail – POP3, etc.

  • It is a platform-independent tool. On Linux/Unix, JMeter can be invoked by clicking on JMeter shell script. On Windows, it can be invoked by starting the jmeter.bat file.

  • It has full Swing and lightweight component support (precompiled JAR uses packages javax.swing.* ).

  • JMeter store its test plans in XML format. This means you can generate a test plan using a text editor.

  • Its full multi-threading framework allows concurrent sampling by many threads and simultaneous sampling of different functions by separate thread groups.

  • It is highly extensible.

  • It can also be used to perform automated and functional testing of the applications.

How JMeter Works?

JMeter simulates a group of users sending requests to a target server, and returns statistics that show the performance/functionality of the target server/application via tables, graphs, etc.


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