That’s a term that most of application owners are scared of. Imagine if there’s a huge outage on the day of your big promotion or the application falls flat on the day of an important client demo. These are realities that can you cannot wish away. Yes, you are thinking right that performance testing is the solution. It is no longer a best practice but it has become a necessity.
So the performance of any application or software is one of the key factors to influence user experience. It impacts user adoption, conversion, retention and even customer loyalty.
Before we delve into the subject of JMeter, let’s try to understand what performance testing is and how can it can help a software. The purpose of performance testing is to evaluate if the speed and efficiency of the network, system, device or software is as expected. It helps to answer key questions like if the system will be able to manage the load (it is meant to) on a daily, weekly and monthly basis or what happens in case of an overload?
Talking of JMeter, it is an open source software that loads functional behavior and measures performance. It was industrialized by “Stefanno Mazzocchi”. In its early days, Jmeter was used for FTP or web application but now widely used for database server test, functional tests, and other tests. Its purpose is to assess the performance of web application and different services like server, or protocol types which include Web – HTTP, SOAP, FTP, HTTPS, Database via JDBC and LDAP.
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