Noga Cohen is a Sr. Product Marketing Manager for CA BlazeMeter. She manages the BlazeMeter blog and other content activities. Noga focuses on creating technological content in the fields of performance, load testing and API testing, both independently and by managing writers who are developers. Noga has more than 5 years of experience in a wide scope of writing techniques: hi-tech, business, journalist and academic.

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Performance Testing vs. Load Testing vs. Stress Testing

Which types of performance tests should you conduct, what’s the difference between load tests, stress tests, spike tests and soak tests, and which test is suitable for which situation? Read to find out.

Microsoft Recommends JMeter and BlazeMeter as Preferred Load Testing Tools

Microsoft recommends JMeter and BlazeMeter as load testing tools. Learn why open source became the industry standard and how you can start testing today.

How to Get Your Website Ready for Open Enrollment

Open enrollment is coming up! Now is the time for health insurance companies and agencies to test their websites, apps and APIs, to ensure customer satisfaction.

Introducing JMeter Mainframe Testing with the New RTE Plugin

Continuous testing for the mainframe is here! BlazeMeter introduces the new RTE plugin for testing mainframe systems and IBM mainframe with open source JMeter.

How Sharing Reports in BlazeMeter Helps Developers Collaborate

BlazeMeter lets you share reports, so you can send online and interactive performance test results to other people. Learn how and why this is useful to you.

BlazeMeter in a Continuous Integration Cycle: A CA Technologies Use Case

Read how CA Technologies implements BlazeMeter in its Continuous Integration process: by running performance tests through CircleCI in an OAuth scenario.

Why Load Testing is Important

7 reasons why you should be load testing and running performance tests on your website, API or app. Read to learn how to load test your system successfully.

7 Reasons to Run BlazeMeter Performance Tests

Ease of use, scalability, 24/7 support and CI integrations are just some of the reasons you should be running your performance tests with BlazeMeter. Read more.

Be Smarter than Your Competitors this Black Friday

Your competitors are getting ready for Black Friday, are you? Load testing your website is easy. Increase sales this Black Friday with performance testing.

2018 Soccer Games: 5 Best Practices to Get Your Live Streaming Ready

Get ready for live streaming the soccer games with these 5 best practices. This easy guide will take you through all you need to know to get satisfied viewers.

How to Build and Execute Performance Tests Before Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Have you already started load testing for Black Friday? If not, don’t worry. There is still enough time to discover bottlenecks and fix them. Here we’ve outlined how to prepare your website or app for Black Friday - by building and executing performance tests.

Load Testing for Your Black Friday

Practical tips and best practices for getting your website or app ready for Black Friday. Don’t let traffic surges take you by surprise. Get ready and test like a pro.

Are You Ready for Black Friday? 8 Load Testing Best Practices for Your App or Site

8 can't-miss tips for getting your website or app ready for Black Friday.

Being Agile - An Interview with Applitools Senior Software Architect Gil Tayar

Learn how developers at Applitools test and release so they are agile. Read this fascinating interview and get ideas for your dev teams to shift left and test.

Bring Open Source to Your Company with BlazeMeter

Scale your open source testing tool by easily using BlazeMeter. Run JMeter, Gatling and other tools, get insightful shareable reports and be a load testing pro

5 Things We Hope Won't Happen this Black Friday!

Black Friday is this month! Now is the time for companies to make sure they are ready for the expected traffic spikes and stampede. Here is a list of things we hope don’t happen this Black Friday.

How to Run Selenium Tests in Docker

Get Selenium’s powerful abilities through Docker and run your automated tests easily. Learn to combine two of the most powerful open source tools for your tests

What's New in Taurus 1.11?

The new Taurus version was released with multiple improvements in JMeter, Gatling, Selenium and more. Read to learn how you can run better tests with Taurus.

Getting Started with JMeter - A Basic Tutorial

This blog post is a basic tutorial about how to get started with JMeter. We will create a few basic JMeter scripts and go over different JMeter features like assertions and dynamic data. In the end, we will briefly talk about analyzing your results in reports.

How to Install the JMeter Plugins Manager

The JMeter Plugins Manager is your path into all of the testing functions and abilities JMeter has. This guide will help you install it in no time, so do it now

11 Contributions BlazeMeter Made to the Open Source Load Testing Community

From bug fixes to new elements to creating a whole new tool, BlazeMeter takes part in developing for the open source performance testing community. Here’s how.

What’s New in JMeter 4.0?

Everything you need to know about JMeter 4. All the new updates for the latest JMeter release. Master performance testing and learn what’s new in version 4.

5 Ways to Get Your Website Ready for Big Game Traffic

Is your website or app ready for the Big Game? Get ready with 5 tips for load testing users and traffic. Run performance tests and get the most from the game.

5 Load Testing Resolutions for 2018

What should you consider when load testing in 2018? This blog post will cover 5 resolutions you should make when planning and running your performance tests

16 Website Crashes From 2017 That Could Have Been Prevented

These 16 websites crashed in 2017. Load test your app or website so you don’t buckle under heavy traffic spikes. Get ready for big events and for Black Friday.

Add Jenkins to Your Deployment Processes

Use Jenkins on top of your deployment and make sure your production is working smoothly. Read and learn to add Jenkins with blue-green or canary deployments.

Top 10 AWS re:Invent 2017 Sessions

What to see at AWS re:Invent. Check out these top recommended sessions for the Amazon conference. The list for DevOps and developers who are attending AWS.

Top 10 CA World 2017 Sessions You Can’t Miss

Don’t miss these sessions at CA World 2017. Our top recommendations for Devops and developers, covering everything that’s happening in the world of agility.

What's New in JMeter 3.3?

Everything you need to know about JMeter 3.3. All the new updates for the latest JMeter release. Master load testing by learning JMeter. Read what’s new.

The Top 13 Recommended Sessions for Developers at Jenkins World 2017

A list of can’t miss sessions at Jenkins World 2017. Read this to learn what you must attend this August. The best and most helpful sessions for developers.

Reuse Your Functional API Tests as Load API Tests in 7 Steps

7 easy steps for reusing your functional API tests as load tests. Save time by reusing your scripts and master functional and load testing. Test like a pro.

8 Load Testing Steps You Must Take Before the UK Elections

Don't let big events take you by surprise. Here is everything you need to know to get your website or app ready for the UK elections, or for any big event. Easily run your tests with this quick and informative guide.

Top 13 Recommended Sessions for Velocity 2017

Check out our top recommended sessions at Velocity 2017 for DevOps, developers and performance engineers. Come meet BlazeMeter at booth #901.

Get your Website or App Ready for Pride Month

Learn how to prepare your website or app for the heavy traffic load of pride month.  Follow these 5 simple steps to nail your load testing, straight away.

Is Your Website or App Ready for Live Video Streaming? (Infographic)

Check out this infographic for more statistics and tips on how to get ready for the live streaming rush.

 

What's New in JMeter 3.2?

All the new features JMeter 3.2 has to offer.

Apache JMeter Functions - An Introduction

Learn how to use the ThreadNum function, the Information (log) function and the Function Helper dialog in your JMeter scripts, and improve your load testing breadth. Make better scripts with JMeter.

How to Use the Ultimate Thread Group, the RegEx Extractor and the JSON Path Extractor in Apache JMeter

This blog post will cover creating advanced load testing scenarios. So let's dive in and learn about the Ultimate Thread Group, the RegEx Extractor and the JSON Path Extractor.

4 Best Practices for Continuous Testing Implementation

Are you testing the right way? Make sure you follow these four best practices: finding the right testing tools, thinking "automation", collaborating and defining and displaying results.

How to Convert SoapUI xml to JMeter jmx

Converting your SoapUI xml files into jmx format in order to run your test in JMeter is easy.

5 Best Load Testing Practices for March Madness

Get your team together, plan, choose your tools, analyze and contact 3rd parties

The Ultimate DevOps Tools Ecosystem Tutorial - Part 6: Operate

Our top tool recommendations for the operating stage.

7 Reasons JMeter is Easier to Use Than LoadRunner

Including that it's cross-platform, more user-friendly GUI and comes with open source community support

The Ultimate DevOps Tools Ecosystem Tutorial - Part 5: Release

Our top recommended tools for the Release stage.

5 Valentine's Day Tips for Load Testing Dating Websites and Apps

What should developers do before Valentine’s Day?

How to Load Test with Gatling and Taurus

Both Gatling and JMeter are strong tools, and they become even stronger through Taurus. This blog post covers the differences between Gatling and JMeter, and shows you how to run a Gatling test easily through Taurus. 

The Ultimate DevOps Tools Ecosystem Tutorial - Part 4: Testing

Welcome to part 4 of our “Ultimate DevOps Tools Ecosystem Tutorial.” This time, we will go over tools from the “testing” stage.

5 Load Testing Tips for Getting Your Website or App Ready for the Big Game

Don't fumble your website. Here are 5 tips for preparing your website or app for the heavy loads expected during the big game.

The Ultimate DevOps Tools Ecosystem Tutorial - Part 3: Developing

Which tools should you choose when starting your development process? Read this blog post to find out. 

The Ultimate DevOps Tools Ecosystem Tutorial - Part 2: Planning

Which tools should you choose when starting your development process? Read this blog post to find out. 

5 Tips when Scaling Your Website or App to 1,000,000 Users

Here are 5 tips that could be helpful for performance testing scaling.

Biggest Web Failures of 2016 and 2017 Resolutions

Let’s look back at the biggest website or app crashes of 2016 and discuss what these companies should be doing for 2017.

The Ultimate DevOps Tools Ecosystem Tutorial - Part 1

The number of tools for DevOps keeps growing, to answer all of your working needs. Which tool is best for you? Follow our new blog series to find out!

Load Testing Lessons to Learn from Black Friday 2016

Black Friday website crashes can ruin many opportunities for companies. Read about Black Friday 2016 crashes and what can be done to avoid them.

Open Source Load Testing Tools - A Brief Tutorial


According to a new developer survey by GitLab, developers strongly prefer open source tools. But which is the best open source load testing tool for you? This blog post contains a quick overview of JMeter, The Grinder, Gatling and Tsung.

How to Make Functional and Performance Testing Easy with Open-Source Testing Tools

Check out this functional and performance testing tutorial for improving continuous integration with open-source testing tools.

How to Use the New CA APM - CA BlazeMeter Integration

Following BlazeMeter’s acquisition by CA Technologies just last month, CA BlazeMeter now provides an integration with CA APM. Read more in this blog post.

What's New in JMeter 3.1?

The Apache JMeter team released JMeter 3.1 on Nov. 20. Which new abilities do you have? Read this blog post to find out.

Is Your Website or App Ready for Black Friday? (Quiz)

Is your website prepared to perform during Black Friday and Cyber Monday traffic spikes? Take this test to find out.

Top CA World 2016 Sessions You Just Can't Miss

CA World 2016 is coming up, taking place from November 14 - 18, in the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. Here is the list of our recommendations, which you hope you find interesting as well.

Overcoming Performance Testing Challenges in Continuous Delivery Pipelines

Companies who want to speed things up, lower costs, improve product quality and be the spearhead of the tech industry are moving towards Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD). In this blog post, we will go over different challenges that DevOps, developers and QA engineers have when performance testing in Continuous Delivery pipelines.

Top 8 AWS re:Invent Sessions You Just Can't Miss

AWS re:Invent 2016 is a only few weeks away! Check out our top recommended sessions for developers, operations, performance engineers and testers. We hope to see you there.

Test in Formation - How to Avoid Website Crashes Like Glastonbury and Improve Your Site Performance

 2017 Glastonbury music fans were in for a disappointment. The ticket website couldn’t handle the load and crashed. Read this blog post to find out load testing tips for avoiding these crashes.

How to Easily Automate Performance Tests in Jenkins

The ultimate guide for running automated performance tests in Jenkins. Read to become the continuous integration pro in automated testing.

Is Your Site or App Ready for Black Friday 2016? (Infographic)

Do you know when your site is expected to peak on Black Friday? Or how much a few minutes of downtime cost? Or what frustrates your customers the most when shopping online? Check out this Infographic for the answers to these questions and a few more interesting statistics on load testing.

 

 

 

 

How to Convert Selenium Scripts into the JMX Converter

In this blog post we will learn how to convert existing Selenium scripts into JMeter for load testing.

Automated Performance Tests in Jenkins Continuous Integration Environments

Why is Continuous Integration (CI) Important? How do Jenkins and Taurus enable you to easily run load tests? How can you easily analyze and view the results? We will cover all this and more in this blog post.

Understanding Your Reports: Part 3 - Key Statistics Performance Testers Need to Understand

Welcome to part 3 of our “Understanding Your Reports” series. Today we will go over the basic terms: Sample Size, Average, Minimum Maximum, Medians, Percentiles and Standard Deviation. Don't miss our previous blogs!

 

7 Sessions You Just Can't Miss at Velocity New York

Velocity New York will take place from September 20-22. We rounded up the sessions we are looking forward to the most. We will also be there and we’ll be thrilled to meet you.

Advanced Load Testing Scenarios with JMeter Part 4 - Stepping Thread Group and Concurrency Thread Group

Welcome back to the "Advanced Load Testing" series. In this post, we will go over the Stepping Thread Group and the Concurrency Thread Group. Follow this easy guide and make your load testing better.

Top 10 Sessions at Jenkins World 2016

Jenkins World 2016 is only a few weeks away. Since there is so much going on, we rounded up the sessions we are looking forward to the most. Click this post to read more.

Advanced Load Testing Part 3 - Top 4 Timers

Welcome to part 3 of the "Advanced Load Testing" series. In this post we will go over the top 4 recommended timers on JMeter.

Advanced Load Testing Scenarios with JMeter: Part 2 - Data-Driven Testing and Assertions

Welcome to part 2 of the "Advanced Load Testing" series. In this post we will go over Data-Driven Testing and Assertions.

Advanced Load Testing Scenarios with JMeter: Part 1 - Correlations

This blog post explores how to capture dynamic data and reuse it in subsequent requests.

 

Gotta Test 'em All

Pokemon GO, the real life verion of Pokemon, has not been able to meet heavy loads. In this blog post we explore 3 ways you can prepare for traffic spikes and deal with crashes. Just like Pokemon GO players, you gotta test ‘em all!

 

How to Load Test for the Euro 2016 Final

The EURO 2016 final is expected to be viewed by 300 million people. But not only UEFA has to deal with those loads. Read to find out how you can prepare and ensure your performance testing won't let you down.

How to Easily Load Test with Open Source Tools

Many open source tools enable developers to easily “shift left” and run load tests as part of the continuous delivery process. This blog post will go over running load tests on Taurus (an open source test-automation tool), Gatling and Locust. We will show how to run tests both locally and through the cloud by using Taurus and BlazeMeter.

How to Get Started with JMeter: Part 3 – Reports & Performance Metrics Best Practices

The final post in a three part ‘how to’ series on how to use this powerful tool. This focuses on Reports & Performance Metrics and Best Practices, to make sure you test the best way possible.

Your Top 3 Questions about JMeter 3.0 – Answered

JMeter 3.0 was released at the end of May. Since we’ve noticed that some questions about JMeter 3.0 are asked repeatedly, we gathered the top 3 and answered them. 

How to Get Started With JMeter: Part 2 - Building Scripts and Running JMeter

We’ve put together a three-part ‘series on how to use this JMeter. This time, we’ focus on building scripts, running tests in non-GUI mode, logging and error messages, debugging, configuring JMeter, parameterization and correlations.

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