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Subject svn commit: r1767371 - /jmeter/trunk/xdocs/usermanual/get-started.xml
Date Mon, 31 Oct 2016 20:48:37 GMT
Author: pmouawad
Date: Mon Oct 31 20:48:37 2016
New Revision: 1767371

Describe Overall load testing process


Modified: jmeter/trunk/xdocs/usermanual/get-started.xml
--- jmeter/trunk/xdocs/usermanual/get-started.xml (original)
+++ jmeter/trunk/xdocs/usermanual/get-started.xml Mon Oct 31 20:48:37 2016
@@ -29,6 +29,38 @@
 <section name="&sect-num;. Getting Started" anchor="get_started">
+<section name="&sect-num;.0 Overview" anchor="overview">
+When using JMeter you will usually follow this processs:
+<subsection name="&sect-num;.0.1 Test plan building" anchor="test_plan_building">
+<p>To do that, you will <a href="get-started.html#running">run JMeter in GUI
+Then you can either choose to record the application from a browser, or native application.
+You can use for that the menu <menuchoice><guimenuitem>File</guimenuitem><guimenuitem>Templates...</guimenuitem><guimenuitem>Recording</guimenuitem></menuchoice><br/>
+Note you can also manually build your plan. Ensure you read this <a href="test_plan.html">documentation</a>
to understand major concepts.
+You will also debug it using one of those options:
+    <li><menuchoice><guimenuitem>Run</guimenuitem><guimenuitem>Start
no pauses</guimenuitem></menuchoice></li>
+    <li><menuchoice><guimenuitem>Run</guimenuitem><guimenuitem>Start</guimenuitem></menuchoice></li>
+    <li><menuchoice><guimenuitem>Validate</guimenuitem></menuchoice>
on <a href="component_reference.html#Thread_Group">Thread Group</a></li>
+and <a href="component_reference.html#View_Results_Tree">View Results Tree</a>
renderers or Testers (CSS/JQUERY, JSON, Regexp, XPath).<br/>
+Ensure you follow <a href="best-practices.html" >best-practices</a> when building
your Test Plan.
+<subsection name="&sect-num;.0.2 Load Test running" anchor="load_test_running">
+<p>Once your Test Plan is ready, you will use CLI mode (called <a href="#non_gui">Non-GUI
mode</a>) to run it for the Load Test. <note>Don't run load test using GUI mode
+Using Non-GUI mode, you can generate a CSV (or XML) file containing results and have JMeter
<a href="generating-dashboard.html">generate an HTML report</a> at end of Load
+JMeter will by default provide a summary of load test while it's running. <br/>
+You can also have <a href="realtime-results.html" >real-time results</a> during
your test using <a href="component_reference.html#Backend_Listener">Backend Listener</a>.
+<subsection name="&sect-num;.0.3 Load Test analysis" anchor="load_test_analysis">
+Once your Load Test is finished, you can use the HTML report to analyze your load test. <br/>
+<subsection name="&sect-num;.0.4 Let's start" anchor="lets_start">
 <p>The easiest way to begin using JMeter is to first
 <a href="">download the latest production
release</a> and install it.
 The release contains all of the files you need to build and run most types of tests,
@@ -63,7 +95,7 @@ The other specific Test Plan sections ar
 <p>Once you are comfortable with building and running JMeter Test Plans, you can look
into the
 various configuration elements (timers, listeners, assertions, and others) which give you
more control
 over your Test Plans.</p>
 <section name="&sect-num;.1 Requirements" anchor="requirements">

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