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I have just been assigned the tasks of doing some research and doing some JMeter tests of my own to get familiar with performance testing. As I have never used this tool before, I would just like to know where I can find good JMeter tutorials for beginners?

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  1. Looking into JMeter User's Manual will be indeed good as first step (Getting Started, Building a Test Plan, Building a Web Test Plan).

  2. Several step-by-step guidelines about JMeter setup and usage for performance/load testing you can find here:

    - JMeter articles and tutorials:
    Load Testing your Applications with Apache JMeter
    Using JMeter
    Effective load testing with Apache JMeter
    Load Testing with JMeter: Getting Started
    A Simple Load Test with JMeter
    Load Testing with Apache JMeter
    Performance testing with JMeter
    Your First JMeter Test
    Functional Testing with JMeter
    JMeter Resources @ InfoSec Institute
    JMeter Tutorial @
    JMeter Tutorial @
    JMeter: getting started video tutorial
    RESTful API testing with JMeter

    Blazemeter Blog
    Ubik Load Pack Blog

    Some thoughts on stress testing web applications with JMeter: part 1, part 2
    Concurrent, High Throughput Performance Testing with JMeter

    - More common about load and performance testing:
    Load, Stress, Performance Test Terms, Deliverables, Profiles and Reports

    - JMeter results analysis:
    JMeter Plugins - set of custom graphs in this package; some of them provide better results reporting out-of-box than jmeter's original ones;
    JMeter Wiki: Suggestions and Recipes for Log Analysis
    Better JMeter Graphs
    Plotting your load test with JMeter
    Performance Testing: Analyzing JMeter Results
    JMeter Result Analysis Plugin

    - Cloud / distributed load testing platforms:

    - Custom JMeter plugins:
    JMeter Plugins
    AtlantBH Custom JMeter Components
    Ubik Load Pack Plugin
    JMeter Groovy Sampler
    JMeter Rest Sampler
    JMeter REST Sampler
    JMeter RMI Plugin
    JMeter Plugin for OAuth Calls
    JMeter AMF Plugin
    JMeter AMF Sampler
    JMeter AMF visualizer
    JMeter Sampler for rstatd
    JMeter OAuth Sampler
    JMeterreport plugin: Nice html reports of funtional testresults
    JMeter JDBC Sampler
    JMeter Results Analyser
    SNMP JMeter
    JMeter SNMP Plugin
    JMeter SSH Sampler

    - Integration:
    JMeter Maven Plugin
    Jenkins Performance Plugin
    Sonar JMeter Plugin
    Bamboo JMeter Aggregator Plugin
    Using a Load Generator in NetBeans IDE
    Lightning: JMeter performance testing integration with CI infrastructure

    - Books:
    Apache JMeter: A Practical Beginner's Guide to Automated Testing and Performance Measurement for Your Websites by Emily H. Halili (Packt Publishing)
    Performance Testing With JMeter 2.9 by Bayo Erinle (Packt Publishing)
    Performance Testing with JMeter, 2nd Edition by Bayo Erinle (Packt Publishing)
    JMeter Cookbook by Bayo Erinle (Packt Publishing)
    Maîtriser JMeter. Du test de charge à Devops by Antonio Gomes Rodrigues, Bruno Demion (Milamber) and Philippe Mouawad (Leanpub)

  3. For more detailed and specific articles you can refer this collection of JMeter links.

Good luck.

Please find, use and feel free to extend this JMeter Resources collection continued on github here.

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Thanks Alies :) I will most certainly look at those. Appreciate your help :) – Faheem Feb 2 '12 at 7:36
New link for Load Testing your Applications with Apache JMeter – hughes Jan 21 '13 at 18:01
@hughes Thank you. Updated. – Aliaksandr Belik Jan 21 '13 at 18:08
Alies, could you, please, add Jmeter blog to list(if you find it useful)? I see, that Blazemeter is already in list, but we also have a blog. P.S. Please, do not consider my message as a SEO. Thanks. – Dzmitry Kashlach Mar 7 '13 at 12:12
There is also a decent book on Packt here: if you'd like to add it to your already awesome list. – maznika Jul 2 '13 at 17:19

I have put together a really simple article of doing performance testing with Jmeter over here - Even novice users with not much technical knowledge of code can do performance testing using this method.

For more tutorials, here you go,






Enjoy performance testing :)

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The tutorialspoint one is really good. I've also found another decent one at too. – Pacerier Sep 10 '15 at 7:25
And also a good quick overview at… – Pacerier Oct 1 '15 at 6:13
I have also compiled a resource list for JMeter tutorials. Please take a look – joinsaad Feb 3 at 11:02 link doesn't work – ilm Feb 29 at 9:24
I guess there's some problem with the servers. Will be up and running soon!!! – TESTasy Mar 1 at 14:32

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