CHAPTER 9

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Testing a Site with ApacheBench, JMeter, and Selenium

Automated testing—the process of having a computer run a scripted set of commands and checking the results—has come a long way in recent years. In the 1980s, the widespread adoption of graphical user interfaces (GUI) put a damper on the promise of automated testing. It was difficult and expensive to create tests that could accurately and reliably navigate a GUI. Small changes in position or functionality of the screen elements would often break existing tests and substantial resources would be required to correct the tests so they worked under the new conditions. This made testing ...

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