Welcome to this journey to learn JMeter! Before discussing JMeter, we will learn about what’s Performance Testing.
It is important to ensure the effective performance of software application and therefore, Software Testing is required to ensure that the application runs smoothly without any fiascos.
Performance Testing is a non-functional type of testing. It ensures software applications to perform well under their expected workload.
Attributes of Performance Testing:
JMeter is an open-source, pure Java platform software that is designed to load test functional behavior and measure performance. It can perform load and performance tests on Web Pages, Web Applications and static or dynamic resources Like Database, Rest Webservices, LDAP, Java Objects and more.
JMeter consists of several components, known as Elements. These elements are designed in such a way that each one performs a specific task. Some of the main elements are:
It is a collection of threads. These threads simulate how the user interacts with the application, how the load is maintained and over what period of time.
For example, if you set no. of threads 100, JMeter will create and simulate 100 user requests to the server under test.
JMeter supports testing HTTP, FTP, JDBC, and many more protocols. Samplers help JMeter to send a request to the server and wait for the response. Each sampler generates one or more sample results.
Listener is a component that shows the results of the test execution. These results can be shown in various different formats such as a tree, table, graph or log file.
These elements are used to set up the defaults and variables for later use by samplers.
As we discussed the JMeter performance, with the help of this open-source tool you can check the performance both on static and dynamic resources. It can be integrated with Bean Shell & Selenium for automated testing.Script Test.
I hope, this blog will help to better the performance testing results while using its element components & features in testing. You can also know that How to Create Maven Project in Eclipse for Selenium? for automation testing.
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