by Kevin Schroeder | 11:11 am

Unable to load a work-in-progress JMeter plugin

This is mostly search engine bait, but it might help someone. I’m doing some testing on JMeter, creating a plugin to extend it, and I had this weird problem where it would not load

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by Kevin Schroeder | 10:58 am

Content-Encoding: br, or Brotli compression with JMeter

Update: JMeter 3.3 now includes Brotli compression out of the box I am working on a load test for a customer and I ran into a very weird problem where I was not able

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by Kevin Schroeder | 10:57 am

Magento 2 Performance on Docker (a preliminary test)

Introduction A few days ago there was a question on Twitter about using Docker in production instead of development. I was a little intrigued by the question because my experience has been in the

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by Kevin Schroeder | 7:02 am

Holiday Prep Load Testing for Magento

With the holiday season coming upon us more quickly than we would like, preparing your site for the holiday season is a required activity. Load testing your Magento installation is a must before your

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by Kevin Schroeder | 8:26 am

Load Testing the Magento Checkout with JMeter (and enjoying it)

Update: I have started offering a new load testing service for Magento. Check it out! Load Testing the Magento checkout is, in theory, difficult.  Well, not so much difficult as time consuming.  It is

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by Kevin Schroeder | 8:29 am

Testing Magento with random URLs in JMeter

One of the things that I think is important to do in your testing is to introduce some level of randomness into your testing for a web server.   In the wild you have almost

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by Kevin Schroeder | 4:06 pm

JMeter test script for layered navigation

I’ve been doing a lot testing with JMeter lately for Magento.  I really do like it (Magento and JMeter).  It may not be the bestest, most perfectest tool in the world, but a) it’s

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by Kevin Schroeder | 12:15 pm

JMeter Error in NonGUIDriver java.lang.NullPointerException

Was doing some JMeter testing today when I got this error. ./jmeter -n -t ~/test.jmx Error in NonGUIDriver java.lang.NullPointerException I had a JMX file that I copied to a remote server where JMeter was

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by Kevin Schroeder | 10:33 am

Magento Performance on PHP 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5RC3

<update>Magento 1 now supports PHP 5.4</update> I woke up this morning with a burning desire to do load tests.  Actually, I woke up with a burning desire to not do the same thing I

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by Kevin Schroeder | 5:30 pm

Testing GlusterFS for Magento

I am not a fan of NFS for production information.  NFS is great for aggregating data from across multiple different machines, storing deployment files and other such administrative things.  Serving static content?  No.  I

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