Mark59 Version 4.2.1 is now AvailableThis is an interim bug fix release and updates the selenium framework for using chrome v102+

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Mark59 Performance and Volume Testing Framework

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Overview

The Mark59 Performance and Volume Framework simplifies JMeter performance testing via automated test execution, reporting, SLA comparison and trend analysis. Java Selenium can also be incorporated to accelerate script development.

Mark59 is an open-source Java-based framework, or more accurately a set of tools, with the aim of providing the capability of performance testing applications, particularly web-based applications, in a way that is achievable without necessarily having purely specialist performance test skills.In fact we don’t really like calling our Mark59 tooling a ‘framework’. Too often we have seen in the world of automation ‘clever’ frameworks hiding or overlaying the underlying technology, so people using them don't have a fair chance to learn the proper skills they need in the industry. Our goal is the opposite. Our simple integration of two of the most popular products in automation today, JMeter and Selenium, along with the work we have put into our examples and documentation, we hope will give Performance Testers and Automation Testers a way into each other’s world.Our tooling is intended to work in an environment where performance tests are maintainable and repeatable, perhaps being triggered from a Continuous Integration server such as Jenkins. We hope our Docker samples and guide can assist with picking up these important skills. Mark59 is perfectly targeted for a project team working using practices that have become popularised since we first started this project as DevOps. It is built to run on Windows or Linux-based operating systems.

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Downloads

Select the appropriate zip version to download the executable jar files and samples. Linux and Windows compatible.As of Mark59 v3+ all projects are contained in a single zip file.If you are looking for the source code, see: https://github.com/mark-5-9/mark59

Current Release:mark59-4.2.1.zip (277.4 MB)Release Summary:Version 4.2.1Significant changes for this release:

  • this is an interim release to fix a bug, and updates the selenium framework (for using chrome v102+)

  • Bug: Perflog was always empty, fixed

  • Selenium to 4.2.1 (same name as release is a coincidence)

Previous Release:mark59-4.2.zip (277.6 MB)Release Summary:Version 4.2Significant changes for this release:

  • New DataHunter REST Api project (minor datahuner DB changes made)

  • Add Disabled flag for Transactional SLA (new column on metrics DB SLA table required)

  • Option to ignore CDP transactions on SLA Bulk Update

  • Selenium to 4.1.3, SpringBoot to 2.6.6, H2 to 2.1.210

  • Maven Plugins updated, compiler plugin expliticly declared: align with spring boot versioning, reduce log4j vulerabilities on security scans (2.17.2)

  • DataHunter Test Samples - Maven Dependency Plugin now excludes 'provided' dependencies

  • Truncate txnIds greater than 128 chars when loading to Trend Analysis, rather than fail

  • Code cleanup (improve readability in IntelliJ)

  • Sample DSL: ElementNotVisibleException no longer available, replaced by ElementClickInterceptedException, ElementNotInteractableException,InvalidElementStateException

View https://github.com/mark-5-9/mark59 for more detailsDocumentation for the release can be found in the "Documentation" section.

Documentation

Our Mark59 User Guide documentation can be found below:The Mark59 User Guide for Version 4.pdf v4.2.1 (4 MB)Get a feeling of how it works in a few minutes by going through the 'Quick Start' chapters.

About

The Background to Mark59

Mark59 started from some ideas conceived over 7 years ago and has since developed to our latest Version 4 release. It was developed by a team of working Performance and Volume testers at the Australian Insurance Company IAG in Melbourne. Our team, more out of necessity to maintain multiple and varied applications, over time changed practices from a traditional way of testing to something very similar to what is now called Dev Ops, and created a set of tools on the way that has become Mark59.A core team has worked on the project for most of its life, but many, many ideas came from the excellent Performance Testers that have been part of the team over the years. Not to mention (the sometimes rather blunt but valuable) feedback we have received from our client projects and others. We hope we haven't missed too many from the acknowledgements, but great ideas and suggestions have come to us from many, so we fear we have.

The People

The Core Team:

  • Philip Webb

  • Dhivya Raghavan

  • Greg Johnstone

Major Contributors:

  • Michael Cohen

  • John Gallagher

  • Sanman Basavegowda

  • David Nguyen

  • Edmond Lew

Grateful Acknowledgements:

  • Stephen Townshend

  • Srivalli Krishnardhula

  • Pankaj Harde

  • Mallamma Ganigi

  • Gaurav Shukla

  • Nikolai Chetverikov

Our Banner and the name 'Mark59'

The banner is part of a medieval illumination of the Gerasene demoniac exorcism, courtesy wickipedia: ExorcismoftheGerasenedemoniacThe biblical story of the 'Exorcism of the Gerasene demonic' appears in the New Testament in all of the synoptic gospels (Mathew, Mark and Luke), but the most well known account is from Mark's gospel. At a critical point in the story Jesus challenges the demon in a possessed man to name itself, and discovers he is not facing one demon but many when the famous reply comes "My name is Legion, for we are many" (Mark 5:9).We couldn't help relating our (admittedly trivial) struggles with turning a single Selenium script into many with this wonderful story, and so 'Mark59.com'.

Contact

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