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JMeter Cookbook by Bayo Erinle

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Testing AJAX-centric applications

In today's stack of web applications, it is almost unthinkable to build an application without some dynamic content being retrieved from a backend service. Most of the time, these applications tend to lean towards partial page fresh. That is, only the needed sections of a rendered page are refreshed as opposed to the whole page loading its entire content again. This leads to more responsive pages, which improves the overall experience of the user.

How to do it…

In this recipe, we will walk through how you can test such applications using JMeter. Perform the following steps:

  1. Launch JMeter.
  2. Add HTTP(S) Test Script Recorder and set it up for recording (see the Recording a script via JMeter HTTP proxy recipe).
  3. Click the ...

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