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Automated Delivery Acceptance Test Nirvana

Posted by Alon Girmonsky

Powered by AWS CodePipeline, AWS CloudWatch and BlazeMeter - A view into the smooth continuous delivery workflow that will inevitably reduce time to release and increase test coverage during the release for developers.   

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Navigating your First Steps Using Taurus

Posted by Dmitri Tikhanski

This post is part of a continuing series on Taurus, an open source test automation tool that extends and abstracts JMeter, and helps to overcome various challenges. Taurus provides a simple way to create, run and analyze performance tests. In the first post, we looked at an overview of what Taurus is, the installation process and some usage scenarios. Here we will look at some of the first steps.  

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View the Webcast: The Guru's Guide to BlazeMeter

Posted by Jason Silberman

With BlazeMeter, you could always run performance tests for your APIs, mobile and web applications easily and rapidly, and now the product brings you even more value with some cool new features. We recently held a webinar to explore these, as well as lesser known tried and true advanced features that will help you be a better tester. 

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The Ultimate JMeter Resource List

Posted by Jason Silberman

As many of you know, JMeter is an open-source project created by Apache that serves as a load testing tool for analyzing and measuring the performance of a variety of services, with a focus on web applications. But for people who are new to JMeter, and even veteran users looking to revisit it from a big picture perspective, it's beneficial to have one source to find the best websites, blog posts, videos and tutorials that cover JMeter and best usage practices.

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Taurus: A New Star in the Test Automation Tools Constellation

Posted by Dmitri Tikhanski

When it comes to performance testing, JMeter is fantastic...but not perfect. Automation and integration with other systems can be a pain, and the tool itself comes with a steep learning curve. In this post, we'll take a look at Taurus, an open source test automation tool that extends and abstracts JMeter, and helps to overcome these challenges. Taurus provides a simple way to create, run and analyze performance tests.  

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Three Ways DevOps Benefit from AWS CodePipeline

Posted by Jason Silberman

Today, Amazon Web Services (AWS) officially made available to customers AWS CodePipeline, a continuous delivery and release automation service. And as part of the platform, performance testing powered by BlazeMeter - a member of the AWS Partner Network and the go-to-choice for load and performance testing -  is built into the AWS CodePipeline continuous delivery flow, enabling users to test APIs, mobile and web applications easily and rapidly. This post will look at what AWS Pipeline is, and 3 important ways DevOps engineers can utilize it to maximum benefit. 

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Continuous Integration Performance Testing

Posted by Marianna Bezler

Discovering performance problems as early as possible would save you time and money. How about finding them out right after a commit? What about changing environment settings? How could you be sure that all 20+ nodes of your application are healthy running your changes? Some manual testing or one-thread automated testing simply wouldn’t do it. How about generating some smoke load?

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A Comprehensive Guide to Using JMeter Timers

Posted by Dmitri Tikhanski

    The purpose of all “Timer” test elements is pausing a JMeter Thread representing a virtual user for a certain amount of time. The main goal of using timers is simulating a virtual user’s “think time”. In the world of load testing, “think time” stands for simulating real user behavior which causes people to wait between interactions with a web application. Let's walk through all available timers and explain what each of them does so it would be easier for you to choose the most appropriate one.  

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Running JMeter Samplers with Defined Percentage Probability

Posted by Dmitri Tikhanski

When it comes to building an advanced JMeter test plan, you can encounter the requirement to run certain samplers with a certain probability. In this post, we’ll guide you through the options on configuring weighted load and highlight options provided by JMeter.              

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View the Webcast: Performance Testing Bootcamp with JMeter & Taurus

Posted by Jason Silberman

JMeter is the undisputed leading open source testing tool. Yet challenges remain.  

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