The Specifics of JMeter

Usually, while performing a particular software testing type, the specialists use certain testing tool that will ensure the qualitative and fast checking. JMeter is a tool for load testing and performance testing of different software products.

It is an open-source testing tool. JMeter is used for database testing, analyzing and measuring the performance capacities of various services and web products, checking the system functionalities, etc.
JMeter is an Apache project. It is the best tool for executing web application testing. The tool possesses a wide range of advantages over the other performance testing tools.

What Are the Strong Points of JMeter?

  • It is free and the developers can use its source code for different modifications.
  • JMeter is created in Java. It is cross-platform desktop app.
  • The tool has a simple and intuitive interface.
  • No installation is required. To run the app, it is necessary just to copy and launch the *.bat file.
  • The test results can be presented in a form of table, system log, chat or file tree.
  • JMeter supports functional testing, load testing and distributed testing.
  • All basic protocols are supported by this tool. They are HTTP, FTP, LDAP, SOAP, etc.

JMeter also supports the visualization plug-ins. As a result, the tests are able to write their own tests or change the already available ones. Besides that, this testing tool enables the execution of simultaneous and concurrent functions of every thread group.

To perform automated testing, JMeter can be integrated with Selenium and Bean Shell. It also can help to model a large number of users with concurrent threads.

Source: QATestLab