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JMeter Cookbook by Bayo Erinle

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Chapter 6. Extending JMeter

In this chapter, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Using REST Sampler
  • Using Ultimate Thread Group
  • Using Throughput Shaping Timer
  • Using Console Status Logger
  • Using Dummy Sampler
  • Developing custom JMeter plugins
  • Testing WebSocket-enabled applications

Introduction

No matter how good a tool is, it normally won't provide all the user needs out of the box. As such, it is important to provide a means by which the tool can be extended to provide additional functionality. Such extensions can turn an already good tool into a great one.

JMeter is no different. It provides extension points in the form of plugins. Since JMeter is written in Java, plugins are nothing more than compiled byte code packaged as Java Archives (JARs).

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