We recently hosted a webinar about running load tests (with BlazeMeter) and then analyzing the log data generated on the application under test (with Logentries). We had a great response and I wanted to share a few more thoughts about why load and stress testing your applications is an important step in understanding how your systems will behave in production when increased load hits. Load tests can help you understand if you have sufficient capacity in place and if increasing system load will introduce system errors. BlazeMeter does a great job in capturing the overall request response time as well as any http error codes and can show you at what point these begin to kick in as your user volume increases.

A Blazemeter Report after running a Load Test

So why would you also need to analyze your application log data?

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Edited by: Cameron McKenzie on Jun 22, 2014 8:20 PM