Steve Fenton


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Manipulating variables in JMeter

There are many reasons for manipulating variables in JMeter, especially when you are loading data from a CSV data set config element. You might want to trim a JMeter variable, or grab just a substring. In all of these cases, your existing knowledge of JavaScript can come to the rescue. Wherever you were about to […]

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. […]

Modularising JMeter tests

JMeter is an awesome tool for writing load tests, but it isn’t obvious how you would break your tests into re-usable chunks. For example, if you are testing multiple scenarios that all require a login, it is a bit annoying to have a copy of the nodes required to log in and check the sign […]