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In order to optimize a web or mobile application, or to assist with the sizing of the infrastructure required for it to function properly, we need to prepare and execute load simulations using the proper tools.
That’s what performance testing is about. In this course you will learn the basics of performance testing using today’s most popular tools while following a widely-used methodology. For this aim, we use JMeter (the most popular open-source load simulation tool) and BlazeMeter (the most used cloud-based load simulation solution) together.
In this course, you will start from the very beginning, learning the basics and by the end, you will be able to come up with a load execution, simulating concurrent users from different countries, who access with different bandwidths, with different test data, verifying the response times and resource consumption of a real e-commerce application (a very common, real-world example of the use of a load test).
✓ Introduction to Performance Testing Concepts
✓ Automation and preparation of load tests in JMeter
✓ Execution in BlazeMeter
The main concepts of the course are taught via a series of videos and texts. Most of the videos include demos and examples using the tools. A highly practical course, all the lessons require the student to try the tools and accomplish challenges and tasks.
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|Section 1: Module 1- Introduction to Performance Testing|
What is performance testing about?Preview
Factory Acceptance Testing of Pedestrian Bridge: 8-Ton Load TestPreview
How can JMeter help us with performance testing?Preview
Basic concepts on automation and load simulation
Introduction to HTTP
If there is a form with the following HTML code:
Debugging with FiddlerPreview
First look at JMeter's interfacePreview
Main building blocks
Recording a Script with JMeter
Analyzing the Script
|Section 2: Module 2- JMeter Basics|
Want a cookie?
Http Cookies - A different view
Http Cookie Manager
Assertions in JMeter
How do we select good assertions?
Task - Building a simple Script
User defined variables in JMeter
Introduction to Regular Expressions
Regular Expression Extractor
Variable correlation in JMeter
Task - Increased complexity
|Section 3: Module 3- JMeter advanced|
Data parametrization and CSV files in JMeter
Introduction to Controllers
Some important Controllers
Writing more realistic scripts - working with timers
Threads, iterations and ramp up
Baselines and increasing scenarios
Many other areas and industries also run tests, taking the product to the limit to see when it breaks. In this example we can see the crash tests performed to cars in order to ensure safe design standards.
Running a test scenario with JMeter
|Section 4: Module 4 - Performance Testing from the Cloud|
Creating and configuring a basic load test
Advanced configurations and multitests
Running a test and analyzing results
BONUS LECTURE: Must-Have Resources
Federico has over 10 years of experience in consulting, research and testing related to the area of development as well as more than 7 years of teaching experience at various universities. He has a Bachelor’s degree in computer engineering and graduated cum laude from University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain with a PhD in testing. While receiving his doctorate, he was a part of the eminent Alarcos Research Group which received the 2008 Quality Award in R&D, awarded by the Association of engineers of Castilla-La Mancha and the Federation of Enterprises of Technology. He has published scholarly articles and is frequently invited to participate in international conferences and seminars. He published “Introduction to Information Systems Testing,” one of the first books in Spanish on testing with a practical approach.
Having studied computer engineering for six years, Lucía is an integral testing team member at Abstracta who is instrumental in projects for many clients, namely Verifone, a leader in the fintech industry, delivering innovative payment solutions in 150 countries. For Verifone, she automated functional tests, executed them, and reported the results all using JMeter and BlazeMeter. Today she leads Abstracta’s performance testing team that runs tests over the BlazeMeter platform.
Leticia is passionate about improving the performance of IT systems. A certified BlazeMeter performance tester, she has many years of experience in performance testing for Abstracta, where she has taken on several roles, analyzing the performance of applications built upon multiple technologies. She has lead various test teams and managed performance projects for clients from all corners of the world such as the USA, Latin America, and Japan. She is one of the main designers of the course, and she will be in touch with you in the forum.