Simulate Real Users with JMeter

If you are setting up a JMeter test to simulate user load on your website or web application, you’ll need to follow these steps to make your tests as realistic as possible. Cache and Cookies Add a “HTTP Cookie Manager” and a “HTTP Cache Manager” to your test. Set them to clear on each iteration.Continue reading “Simulate Real Users with JMeter”

Really Useful JMeter Plugins PerfMon Metrics

If you are running JMeter tests against software running on a computer or server, the chances are you’ll be manually matching your JMeter results with a graph of CPU or Memory Usage from the server. You can make this process a whole lot easier using the PerMon Metrics Collector, which is a listener that communicatesContinue reading “Really Useful JMeter Plugins PerfMon Metrics”

Switching JMeter Between Integration And Load Testing

We have been re-using our JMeter integration tests as load tests, which has been a great way of discovering various slow-downs in our REST APIs (in particular, we found that a large backup process slowing down our network significantly at 1am each morning). If you are using JMeter in the same way, you may findContinue reading “Switching JMeter Between Integration And Load Testing”

Really Useful JMeter Plugins Parameterized Controller

There are lots of really useful JMeter Plugins out there but some of them are really, really useful and if you don’t know they exist you might think some things are too difficult or even impossible. Here are just a couple of scenarios you may find yourself in, which are included along with a bunchContinue reading “Really Useful JMeter Plugins Parameterized Controller”