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From Adrian Speteanu <>
Subject Re: Coding JMeter tests
Date Wed, 12 Nov 2014 16:26:17 GMT

+1 for starting this topic.
In my experience, developers split into 2 categories: either they don't
mind using JMeter (but they might still struggle with the interface) or
they feel uncomfortable that they can't "code" the test scenario (not the
actual execution of jmeter, most teams I've worked with managed to embed
JMeter in whatever solution they preferred prior to adopting JMeter for
performance tests). The example itself is pretty illustrative of what can
be accomplished from within an IDE and seems self sufficient to me. Finding
[more of] these examples would definitely help. But to this day, I've never
seen it used in the teams I've worked or collaborated with.

Adrian S

On Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 3:29 PM, Shmuel Krakower <> wrote:

> Hi all,
> For a long time I'm struggling to push JMeter to the hands of developers
> within the different development teams I'm working with. Today some of
> those developer know and use JMeter, because it is part of our processes
> (to performance test as much as possible), but they are not happy to take
> such JMeter tasks.
> I was discussing this today with one of my colleagues, our pain is that
> JMeter fail to be considered 'sexy', by most developers.
> This is true especially when you look at the recent years changes where
> developers are also taking care for end user / functional testing
> development using frameworks such as cucumber.
> It feels like there's a lot of hype and 'cool'-ness (and fun) about
> functional testing as part of agile methods and continuous deployment
> efforts, but not once it comes to performance testing.
> I believe that the most immediate blocker is that JMeter takes the
> developer outside of his comfort zone, outside of the IDE. JMeter
> considered as a 'tool'.
> If we scope the discussion (for simplicity) to Java developers, I believe
> that if they take JMeter as a library or a framework, which will live
> inside the IDE, so it allows them to write tests in Java code and some
> mechanism to run those tests, it will increase the attraction of JMeter in
> the eyes of developers.
> Technically speaking, I guess it should be relative easy to utilize JMeter
> from Java code, so a developer could nicely 'develop' tests and run them as
> ANT / MVN task. Mainly because there are already such integrations to run
> JMeter tests from within the IDE and because JMeter is written in Java -
> thus why not using the Java API to create scripts via code?
> I just googled for that and found this post by blazemener:
> http://blazemeter
> .com/blog/5-ways-launch-jmeter-test-without-using-jmeter-gui
> Where point 4 talks about exactly the same thing.
> Does anyone has experience with this approach? Pros and Cons? Ideas?
> I don't mean that load tests should run from the IDE, but developers should
> be able to develop scripts and run them (for testing) in their comfort
> zone. The load tests execution should surely run later from a dedicated
> environment / machines.
> This is mostly for discussion and as it is based on my own experience and
> my own thoughts, I might be completely wrong here with my feelings and
> assumptions, but would be nice to hear other thoughts on that topic.
> Best,
> Shmuel Krakower.
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