Getting Started: Scripting with JMeter Mayday, mayday! Is that how you feel when looking over JMeter? No worries. On this particular May day (see how I did that?), we'll get you through your first JMeter script creation.
Running a test plan is only 50% of the performance testing task. The most challenging part of the performance testing process is the analysis of test results and the identification of bottlenecks. Think of the load testing reports as the evidentiary support to prove your innocence to a crime in court (ahem, that we hope you didn't commit).
Sometimes testing an entire website is not enough. Sometimes, you also need to test the website or web-app database itself.
What is the simplest test plan in JMeter? It is a single Thread Group that contains both the HTTP Sample Requests AND the View Results Tree at the end of test plan. But is it a good test plan? Umm...that would be a definite no. Why? Because we said so. Just kidding, because in this case, JMeter will send requests one by one without any pauses in between.