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Introduction: BlazeMeter and are both popular performance testing tools used by developers and testers to analyze the behavior of their applications under load conditions. However, there are key differences between the two that can impact the choice of tool for a specific use case.

  1. Free Tier Limitations: BlazeMeter offers a free tier with limited features and a cap on the number of virtual users that can be simulated, whereas provides a more generous free tier with higher limits on the number of concurrent users that can be tested.

  2. Integration Capabilities: BlazeMeter is known for its seamless integration with popular tools like Jenkins, Git, and JIRA, making it convenient for teams already using these tools. In contrast, has fewer integrations and may require additional effort for full integration with existing workflows.

  3. Customization Options: provides more flexibility in terms of customizing test scripts and scenarios, allowing users to fine-tune their tests according to specific requirements. BlazeMeter, while offering customization options, may not be as robust in terms of tailoring tests to unique use cases.

  4. Reporting and Analysis: BlazeMeter offers advanced reporting and analysis features, including detailed graphs, charts, and metrics that provide deep insights into performance metrics., on the other hand, may have more limited reporting capabilities, making it less suitable for in-depth performance analysis.

  5. Support and Documentation: BlazeMeter is backed by comprehensive documentation and a strong support team, ensuring that users have access to resources and assistance when needed. may have fewer support resources available, which could be a consideration for teams requiring more hands-on guidance.

  6. Scalability and Performance: BlazeMeter is designed for high scalability, allowing users to simulate a large number of virtual users and analyze application performance under heavy load., while also scalable, may have limitations in terms of simulating extremely high loads, making it less suitable for enterprise-level testing.

In Summary, BlazeMeter and differ in terms of free tier offerings, integration capabilities, customization options, reporting features, support, and scalability, with each tool catering to different needs in performance testing.

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Kindly suggest the best tool for generating 10Mn+ concurrent user load. The tool must support MQTT traffic, REST API, support to interfaces such as Kafka, websockets, persistence HTTP connection, auth type support to assess the support /coverage.

The tool can be integrated into CI pipelines like Azure Pipelines, GitHub, and Jenkins.

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Chris Baeckstrom

JMeter is best suited for generating user load with built-in integrations. To generate that type of load, you’ll need to choose a cloud-based solution that runs JMeter, such as BlazeMeter or RedLine13. They support JMeter for testing RESTful APIs and there is a plugin specifically designed for MQTT. You’ll want to look at subscription options and costs to run at that great a load.

There are JMeter plugins you can configure for all sorts of profiling including persistence of connections. And third-party plugins that you can add as JAR files to your load test, such as this one specifically for Kafka. JMeter also has good support for configuring authorization headers.

With regard to CI/CD integration, both support Jenkins. RedLine13 has a custom Jenkins plugin and allows for resources for tests to be sourced from GitHub and other places like AWS S3.

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Ratan Sharmacharya
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I have a team that is not heavy on programming skills. I am looking for a load testing tool that is easy to use. Preferably, the tool should be a record and playback tool without much programming. Also, the tool should be able to test APIs apart from web-based applications. What tool should I opt for?

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Deepak Naik
Product Owner at Digite Infotech Private Limited · | 3 upvotes · 33.2K views

My choice would be Apache JMeter, It's free and opensource plus it comes with lots of plugins and extendability. Apache JMeter needs a small amount of a learning curve and a basic understanding of Network, Protocols (TCP/IP ports, HTTP(S) and REST/SOAP, etc.) for initial setup. But it doesn't require programming skills. it has a nice record and playback option. You can still carry on without the developer skillset if you follow these steps. 1. Take backup. 2. Start recording and interact with the application. 3. stop recording and save the test case. This will give you your test-bed, after this, after these steps, every time just do Restore from backup and then Playback and observer results.

If you have longer recordings then an understanding of how to modify the recorded scripts will come handy.

For some of the advanced features such as Configuring variables, implementing loops, throttling adding think time, and automating test scaling to the number of users will require good planning of test scenarios and a Developer experience but this is true for any tool (even

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Pepe Ruiz
Head of Content at · | 2 upvotes · 32.9K views

Disclaimer: I work at k6, and I recommend you try our tool.

It might require some coding skills, but we support a few options to record a user session to autogenerate the load test. Read How to record a browser session with k6 OSS.

The k6 Cloud also supports recording a user session with a Browser Extension. Additionally, it provides a Test Builder UI to generate a load test for testing APIs.

If you have questions or need help, you can ask on Slack and the Community forum.

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