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The WebDriver Sampler: Your Top 10 Questions Answered

Posted by Dmitri Tikhanski

The Webdriver Sampler is a great tool - but not everyone knows how to use it! In the past, we’ve covered how to use Selenium with JMeter's WebDriver Sampler. So today I’m going to  answer the top ten questions that I get asked about using the WebDriver Sampler - with some extra tips and techniques to help you with Selenium scripting in JMeter.   Q. How do I Allocate the WebDriver Sampler?  

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View the Webcast: How to Combine Back-End & Front-End Testing

Posted by Clare Avieli

Did you catch our webinar on combining back-end and front-end testing?   Nearly 1,500 people signed up for this webinar, which showed viewers how to understand what will happen to their front end when their web or mobile app is under heavy load.   Michael Sage from Sauce Labs teamed up with our own Ophir Prusak for this event. Together, they covered many valuable topics, including:  

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What We Should Learn From Apple’s iPhone 6 Web Failure

Posted by Clare Avieli

It was the biggest event on Apple’s 2014 calendar; the long awaited launch of the iPhone 6.   On September 9, Apple announced the iPhone 6, the 6 plus and its new smartwatch. Apple fans had been camping outside the Fifth Avenue store for days in anticipation of the release. On the day itself, thousands flocked to the web to watch a live stream of CEO Timothy Cook unveil Apple’s latest innovations.   But instead of Apple’s new products, many visitors saw the following message…  

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Using Beanshell for Beginners - No Java Knowledge Required!

Posted by Bob Meliev

JMeter has rich built-in plugins for most things you need. But you could still get stuck while writing complex tests for something specific.   In such cases, it’s worth using the Beanshell sampler. It’s really powerful...if you know how to use it. If you’re a Java developer you can easily invoke Java code in Beanshell. However, if you’re not familiar with Java, you might find it difficult to write a Beanshell script. So, in this article I’m going to show you how to write Beanshell scripts without any Java knowledge.  

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Will Your Web or App Fail this Black Friday?

Posted by Anonymous

There are just over 12 weeks left until Black Friday. That’s around 87 days, 2088 hours, or 125,280 minutes that you have left to identify and fix any possible issues that could arise on the big day.   Here are some other Black Friday statistics that might interest you:      -  In 2013, online sales were 15% higher than the previous year    -  Last year mobile traffic grew by 34% from 2012

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Why ‘Normal’ Load Testing Isn’t Enough

Posted by itay.mendel

Load testing is a vital part of any web-based application testing process.   It helps us determine a system’s behavior under both normal and anticipated peak load conditions. It also helps identify the maximum operating capacity of an application, potential bottlenecks and elements that may be contributing to performance degradation.  

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Open Source Load Testing Tools: Which One Should You Use?

Posted by Dmitri Tikhanski

Is your application, server or service is fast enough? How do you know? Can you be 100% sure that your latest feature hasn’t triggered a performance degradation or memory leak?   The only way to be sure is by regularly checking the performance of your web or app. But which tool should you use for this?   In this article, I’m going to review the pros and cons of the most popular open source solutions for load and performance testing.  

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Preparing for a Load Test: The Vital Point You Might Be Overlooking

Posted by Refael Botbol

Load Tests Aren’t Just About Threads, Response Times and Hits/s..   If you often run load tests, you probably have a mental checklist of questions that run through your mind, including:   - How many threads per JMeter engine should I use? - Can my engine handle 10% more threads? - Should I start with the maximum number of threads, or add as I go?  

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Don't Fly Blind: Why You Need Log Data When Load Testing

Posted by admin

Load testing without logs is a bit like flying a plane without ever looking at your dashboard By Trevor Parsons, Co-founder and Chief Scientist, Logentries  

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Webcast: How to Cover all Your Backend Testing Needs – From API to UI Tests

Posted by Anonymous

When it comes to backend and functional testing, API and UI tests pretty much cover all your needs.   You run API tests to check your backend functionality and UI tests for your actual user scenarios.   Simple right? But do you really know when you should be running an API test and when a UI test is better? Or how to integrate these tests into your application lifecycle? Or which KPIs you should be focusing on?    These questions (and more) were covered in this week’s live webinar. Fortunately, we’ve recorded it so you can enjoy it too!  

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