Java Serialization: Handle external libraries

This tutorial describes how to design a Virtual User containing Java Serialization requests. It introduces you to the Post-Recording Wizard, which is used to instruct NeoLoad how to decode the Java Serialization requests. If you do not have all the required files during the recording, this tutorial explains how to repair Java Serialization requests that could not be decoded.

To gain the most from this tutorial, it is recommended to have read the following sections beforehand:

Understand the context

In the same way that it allows HTTP requests to be defined and tested, NeoLoad also provides a method of load testing web applications programmed in Java using specific Frameworks such as Spring Remoting (Spring HTTP Invoker). Java Serialization requests are similar in many ways to standard HTTP requests. This means that all the NeoLoad features available for testing HTTP requests can also be used for Java Serialization, including the use of variables and assertions on the server responses.