Jmeter – A Glossary of Terms

Things you should know

Starting Jmeter can be difficult, as the terminology can take time to get to grips with.  What follows is a high level description of the key Jmeter Terms. My personal experience with Jmeter has been great.  Many performance test engineers face difficulty during their first attempts with the tool because of the terminology.Listeners, pre-processor elements, […]

Revisiting Performance Testing Basics


In this article, I have attempted to clarify some basic and most important terminologies and concepts pertaining to performance and the load testing arena. The Performance of web sites is increasingly becoming important. Companies are realising the importance of snappy performance. Losses caused to businesses due to poor performance issues can be huge (including the company’s image). […]

HTML Mode Vs URL mode of recording in HTTP/HTML protocol

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There are two recording modes available in LoadRunner to record the user actions of a Web Application. These are: HTML mode URL Mode HTML mode – In this mode of recording, each USER ACTION is recorded as a separate request.  This is also called as Context based recording of the Web Application. Assume a case […]

Loadrunner vs JMeter – feature comparison

This time I present a brief comparison of two load-testing tool: Loadrunner (as called “the industry standard load testing tool”) and its open-source “counterpart” the Apache JMeter. Why are exactly these two pieces compared? I made a quick research at to find out the global demand on load testing Profollica professionals. We can conclude, […]

Loadrunner TruClient limitations


Load testing of AJAX-based web applications will never be easier… that’s the message HP would have you believe should you encounter the marketing material provided by HP. In most situations the Loadrunner TruClient script type relieves the pain of scripting AJAX applications – making script authors forget the necessity of correlating AJAX parameters or separately having to code AJAX […]

When good front-end optimization goes bad: How to make sure your site tests well AND looks good

There are a lot of ways to optimize a page at the front end, and while some of these techniques can give you great-looking RUM and WebPagetest results on paper, they can also mess with how your page actually looks and performs. These days, I’m seeing more and more sites that test well but perform poorly. Here are two tips to make sure this isn’t happening to you.

Performance Testing Citrix

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Load Testing and Citrix I wanted to write a high level overview of why performance testing with Citrix is different from other protocol adaptors and isn’t straightforward.  This is possibly one of the least popular protocols for performance engineers to load test because its simplicity ironically makes it complex. Citrix is designed to deliver secure fat […]