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BlazeMeter Demonstrates Continuous Performance Testing for IBM Bluemix Apps

By Jason Silberman Oct. 2nd, 2015 DEVOPS

BlazeMeter's Chief Evangelist Michael Sage has guest posted on the IBM Bluemix blog, giving a comprehensive demonstration on how to automate continuous performance testing for applications on the IBM Bluemix cloud platform. 

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BlazeMeter Brings Next-Gen Continuous Performance Testing to DevOps, Experiences High Growth Velocity With Market Shift

By Jason Silberman Oct. 1st, 2015 NEWS & EVENTS

BlazeMeter doubles revenue, new enterprise customers and platform usage, achieves over 95 percent customer retention year-over-year.

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Why We Blaze

By Michael Sage Oct. 1st, 2015 BLAZE LIFE

Performance testing has changed - dramatically.   Long gone are the days of thinking we could get by without testing, and yesterday's approaches haven't kept pace with the demands of modern software delivery teams. BlazeMeter is here to help fuel the software revolution with "Performance-Testing-As-Code". We created this manifesto to guide us along our collective journey.   BlazeMeter is redefining performance testing for the modern era.  

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

By Dmitri Tikhanski Sep. 29th, 2015 PERFORMANCE TESTING

Is your application, server, or service delivering the appropriate speed of need? How do you know? Are you 100-percent certain that your latest feature hasn’t triggered a performance degradation or memory leak? There's only one way to verify - and that's by regularly checking the performance of your app.   But which tool should you use for this? In this blog post, we'll review the pros and cons of the leading open-source solutions for load and performance testing.  

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Five Ways To Launch a JMeter Test without Using the JMeter GUI

By Dmitri Tikhanski Sep. 28th, 2015 PERFORMANCE TESTING

As we have already covered in JMeter Performance and Tuning Tips, the JMeter GUI should only be used for test development or debugging. We do not advise using JMeter in GUI mode if you are initiating an actual load test.

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How to Use BeanShell: JMeter's Favorite Built-in Component

By Dmitri Tikhanski Sep. 27th, 2015 PERFORMANCE TESTING

BeanShell is one of the most advanced JMeter built-in components. It supports Java syntax and extends it with scripting features like loose types, commands, and method closures. If your test case is uncommon and implementation via embedded JMeter components becomes tricky or even impossible, BeanShell can be an excellent option to achieve your objectives.

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BlazeMeter at STARWEST - Using Open Source Tools to Automate Continuous Performance Testing

By Jason Silberman Sep. 17th, 2015 NEWS & EVENTS

BlazeMeter is excited to be taking part in the upcoming STARWEST Conference in Anaheim, CA on Se

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View the Webcast: How to Automatically Test the Performance & Visual Appearance of Your App Under Load

By Jason Silberman Sep. 17th, 2015 WEBINARS

BlazeMeter recently teamed up with automated visual testing experts Applitools to deliver a hands-on webinar on combining frontend and backend testing - allowing you to get a comprehensive view of how your website, web or mobile application appears and functions under heavy load. You can view the recording here. 

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A Load Tester’s Guide to JMeter and BlazeMeter

By Michael Sage Sep. 13th, 2015 PERFORMANCE TESTING

A common question we get from folks interested in our solution is how they can transition from LoadRunner and other legacy tools to JMeter and BlazeMeter. They see the benefits of open source, cross-platform software, and easier integration into evolving trends like Agile and Continuous Delivery. They recognize that those legacy tools have reached the end of the road, but they’re unsure how to make the leap into the future. How can they take the skills and knowledge and practices they’ve developed over years or decades into the next generation?

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What is the Relationship Between Users and Hits Per Second?

By Michael Sage Sep. 8th, 2015 PERFORMANCE TESTING

We’re often asked about the difference between Concurrent Users and Hits or Requests per Second, also known as Throughput. Teams want to know the numbers they should be shooting for as performance goals and want to understand the relationship between these two values. This post looks at the relationship between them. 

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