Summary about Jmeter and performance testing

Summary about Jmeter and performance testing

Jmeter recording

How to create Jmeter scripts?

Recording Jmeter scripts using Jmeter’s HTTP(S) Test Script recorder. There are two ways

1)      Manually adding scripts ( Test plan >> Tread Group >> Add>> Sampler >> HTTP Request )

2)      Recording using Jmeter’s HTTP(S) Test Script recorder

How to record Jmeter scripts using HTTP(S) Test Script recorder

Prior doing that we need to configure browser and learn about the Proxy setup

Jmeter to Application server communication need to be routed thru a browser Proxy for this recording purpose. For that you may need to select the Browser (here we can use Firefox browser”

1)      Navigate to Firefox >> Tools >> options >> Advanced >> Network >> Settings

2)      Select Manual Proxy configuration >> HTTP Proxy = localhost & Port = 8080

How to run Jmeter in Jenkins

steps:

Jenkins setup and performance plugin setup:
1) copy performance plugin into Jenkin’s home directry before you start the test.
2) to do that – you can download the performance plugin “performance.hpi” from the site https://wiki.jenkins-ci.org/display/JENKINS/Performance+Plugin
3) how to find the home directry of jenkins – to do that you can navigate to jenkins home page (localhost:8080) and then
4) click on “Manage Jenkins” and then click on “Configure system” the you will notice “Home directy” path in there.

Configure Jmeter and create a basic script in Jmeter:
5) download Jmeter Binary zip file from Jmeter site http://jmeter.apache.org/download_jmeter.cgi
6) unzip it and go to the “bin” directory of the Jmeter folder, wherre you will notice “user.properties” file.
7) open the file in notepad or notepad++ or any other text editor
8) add a line “jmeter.save.saveservice.output_format=xml” to that. Save and close the “user.properties” file
9) create a Jmeter script and make sure you can run it in non GUI mode i.e either in DOS mode or using shell scripts in MAC (note down the commands used in respective OS and it could be used in Jenkins job setup)
Note: for windows command line run, you can use the following commands

C:\[JMETER BIN directory]\jmeter.bat -Jjmeter.save.saveservice.output_format=xml -n -t C:\[JMETER script “.jmx” file] -l Jmeter_test_results.jtl

Note 1: For detailed topics on Jmeter scripts creation , please visit Jmeter , Jmeter recording 

setup Jenkin’s job to run Jmeter scripts
9) go to Jenkins home page (localhost:8080) and then click on “New Item” on “Freestyle project”
10) in the “New item” page, give some name in the item name field and go to below to section “Build” and add build step
11) add build step can be either a) “execute windows batch command” for windows or b) “Execute shell” for MAC
12) provide your command in there and save.
13) Click on “Build now” which would call the Jmeter (jmx) file and run the program
14) after the run, you can verify the Jenkins console to review the results.

Summary on Web testing and mobile apps

Summary on Web testing and mobile apps

 

What is the difference between Web Layer (Presentation Tier) vs Application Layer (Logic Tier) vs Database Layer (Data Tier)

  1. Presentation Layer is the interface to outside world e.g. web site.
  2. Application Layer is a framework to create the interface to the Web site or Presentation Tier
  3. Database Layer is the database and associated logic needed to query details.

Web Layer (Presentation Tier)

Contains Virtual Machines and Physical Machines with OS can be Windows, UNIX or Linux

Contains Apache web Server, Apache tomcat, Sun Java Web Server or MS Internet Information Services (IIS)

Application Layer (Logic Tier)

Contains Virtual Machines and Physical Machines with OS can be Windows, UNIX or Linux

Contains Apache tomcat, Red Hat JBoss, BEA Web Logic or IBM WebSphere app server

Database Layer (Data Tier)

Contains Virtual Machines and Physical Machines with OS can be Windows, UNIX or Linux

Contains SQL or Oracle

 

How to Use WhatsApp in a Web Browser?

1) Go to web.whatsapp.com in a web browser on a computer.
2) Then, on your iOS/Android/Windows mobile phone, open WhatsApp and press the Options on top right corner side
3) then press WhatsApp Web from the options.
4) use iOS/Android/Windows mobile phone to scan the QR code shown on the browser on your computer.

Headless web browsers

headless web browsers or programs are used to stimulate the browsers where there is no GUI is used for browser actions,

If you want to do browser operations or collect data from UI, there programming concepts will be used.

headless web browsers are listed as below,

HtmlUnit – No GUI browser for Java programmers and its pure java implementation, Open source programs. JavaScript support/DOM emulated. mainly used for used for testing purposes or to retrieve information from web sites.

Spynner – Programmatic web browsing module having AJAX support for Python

Ghost – it is a webkit web client written in python. it is WebKit-based. JavaScript supported and Open source.

Watir-webdriver- it an open source Ruby library for automating tests. Complete JAva script Support via Browsers

Twill – Allows users to browse the Web using command-line interface . Supports automated testing on web applications and Open source.

Awesomium –  is Chromium-based. and supports JavaScript and provides HTML-powered interfaces.

ZombieJS – Open source headless testing using Node.js. JavaScript support/emulated DOM.

SimpleBrowser – Open source web browser engine designed for automation tasks. It is built for .Net framework and No JavaScript support.

Web server vs application server

Web server vs application server

Web server

 A Web server can process HTTP requests and respond with HTML pages, provided the requests are handled by server side programs

It uses HTTP protocol to transmit the request/responses. Here Web server handled both request/response and business logic. This is more rigid design.

A web transaction using web server will be like this as below,

Browser (click operation to display some results on a grid> ==> Request goes to web server (Apache HTTP server) ==> Database

Application server

An Application server controls the business logic. Separating business logic from web server and adding to application server will give more reusability for this logic across different applications. This is more flexible design.

A web transaction using app server will be like this as below,

Browser (click operation to display some results on a grid> ==> Request goes to web server (Apache HTTP server) ==> Application server (Tomcat server) ==> Database

Or

Browser (click operation to display some results on a grid> ==> Request goes to web server (Apache HTTP server) ==> Application server (Tomcat server) ==> Web service ==> Third party Database

 

Please click on below linking for getting quick summary 

Web server vs application server vs database server

Load Balancing

Cucumber BDD – scenario table

Jenkins resetting password

 

What is Web server?

What is Web server?

Web server

 A Web server can process HTTP requests and respond with HTML pages, provided the requests are handled by server side programs

It uses HTTP protocol to transmit the request/responses. Here Web server handled both request/response and business logic. This is more rigid design.

A web transaction using web server will be like this as below,

Browser (click operation to display some results on a grid> ==> Request goes to web server (Apache HTTP server) ==> Database

What is an Application server

What is an Application server

 An Application server controls the business logic. Separating business logic from web server and adding to application server will give more reusability for this logic across different applications. This is more flexible design.

A web transaction using app server will be like this as below,

Browser (click operation to display some results on a grid> ==> Request goes to web server (Apache HTTP server) ==> Application server (Tomcat server) ==> Database

Or

Browser (click operation to display some results on a grid> ==> Request goes to web server (Apache HTTP server) ==> Application server (Tomcat server) ==> Web service ==> Third party Database

Note: Web server related topic – please click on  What is Web server?