JMeter + CloudTest: Test With Assets You Already Have

May 18, 2016 · by Tom Chavez ·

The sooner performance issues are found, the cheaper they are to correct. The most expensive time to find a performance defect is when the code is in production. That’s why companies are starting to move performance testing earlier, into development.

JMeter is an open-source project designed to load-test functional behavior and measure performance. It has grown in popularity with development teams as performance testing is added into development phases.

With more and more users using JMeter in development testing, the CloudTest team has decided to integrate with JMeter. This allows you to test with the assets you already have, giving you greater flexibility in all stages of performance testing.


Get Started with CloudTest and Your JMeter Scripts:

Note: To use this feature, you will need to upgrade your CloudTest environment to 57.09.

To work with the CloudTest-JMeter integration, just drag and drop your JMeter files into CloudTest to create test clips that you can bring together into complete test compositions. With the largest cloud partner network in the industry, CloudTest gives you the flexibility to execute load tests automatically in your Continuous Integration (CI) system, from development through to full-scale testing in production.

This includes global test grids, real-time analytics, and even version control, with network emulation on the way. We’ve implemented JMeter by running it natively, so existing scripts and plugins work on the CloudTest platform right away.

Another great feature of this testing method: As your application starts to be deployed to larger and more realistic scales, performance tests become more sophisticated, stressing systems in the same way that real users will.

Happy testing, folks.