JMeter – How to test DESKTOP Applications (5 Steps)


Desktop applications are client side apps used by single user.
Then why to load test Desktop applications ?

Desktop application acts as a client for a
server /db

We do performance testing of the backend by simulating load.
(multiple desktop applications are interacting with the server/db)


How to test Desktop Application
How to load test Backend services /db connected by a Desktop application

Step 1
Start JMeter on your test machine desktop / laptop

Step 2
Add Template – RECORDING | set PORT
to get a test plan with
HTTP(S) Test Script Recorder

Step 3
Configure desktop app to use JMeter’s proxy/port

Step 4
Record actions from your desktop app into JMeter

Step 5
Run and Validate


How to use Test Script Recorder

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