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Apache JMeter Valuable Features

Associate at Tech Mahindra Limited

We appreciate that the solution is free to use, as an open-source tool.

We're using all of the lightweight technology with the AngularJS and Springboard applications, all the EPAs only. We use these CTP samples for all the web, as well as the EPAs. 

The initial setup is pretty straightforward.

The product is easier to learn than paid tools. You can find training online on YouTube, or you can Google it to find out more about the solution and how to use it.

The JMeter community has developed a lot of IoT protocols. 

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SG
Quality Engineering Delivery Leader at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

The performance of the solution is excellent.

They have designed the product so that it is very easy to configure. 

You can basically do anything you like with the product. It's not very restrictive.

We like the fact that the technology is open-source.

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DD
Global IT Digital Test Manager at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees

The reports and analysis tools are very good. They are the solution's most valuable features.

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Azure Cloud Test Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

I'm a total geek, so I liked the fact that I got to program. The biggest thing I liked about it is that there is a huge user base out there, and being shareware and being Apache, if I have any question on how to get something done, I get 18 different answers. Out of those, there would be at least a few good approaches for what I was trying to do. So, the support system out there is most valuable.

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Automation and Nft Manager at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees

A valuable feature is that when there's a high number of TPS I can achieve more transactions per second given the hyper-limitations. If the TPS is more than 5,000 TPS, the CPUs get very high (for Load runner)  and JMeter handles that well. I'd also say that the scripting flexibility like co-relation using regular expression is good, it's in the central control. Those would be the two major valuable features. 

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I.T. Architect, Analyst, Developer at a educational organization with 51-200 employees

While there is a User Interface, the scripting ability is highly beneficial and is easy to use. Tests can be added to a CI/CD Pipeline for integration with testing and deployment scenarios once finalized and operational.

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IB
Software Architect at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees

JMeter is very easy for a user who doesn't have too much programming knowledge, as scripting is not mandatory nor essential to create the testing scenarios. This means the user doesn't need to know how to write code to run a complete set of load tests. Although, If you're an advanced user, JMeter does gives the possibility of using BeanShell, Groovy or Java to script your tests.

JMeter has a very friendly and intuitive User Interface which allows users to configure the scenarios reusing components already defined, which you can also modify to fit the requirements of the tests.

One very important feature of JMeter is that it is open source and it can be easily extended through a huge set of available plugins.

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RS
Quality Assurance Test Manager at a printing company with 5,001-10,000 employees

The recording and playback functionality is helpful.

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RD
Founder and Principal Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

I like the fact that JMeter integrates well with other tools. For instance, we are also looking at OctoPerf and, I know for OctoPerf, you can import JMeter scripts, whereas, for LoadRunner, you cannot import LoadRunner scripts into OctoPerf.

I like the graphing; it is good.

Once I got past the learning curve, it was okay.

There were a lot of features that translated well from LoadRunner. I have LoadRunner experience, so once I applied my base knowledge to JMeter, then it was okay. The terminology was a little different, but the functionality is similar. For instance, They are called "extractors," in JMeter and called "correlation" in LoadRunner. 

Once I learned the terminology and how to navigate through JMeter, then it was easier.

I still think LoadRunner is a better tool, but for some purposes, JMeter would suit the need.

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SG
Performance Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

The fact that the solution is open source makes a big difference as we're working on a low-budget project. It's quite user-friendly and easy to use.

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RP
Programmatore software at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

The features that I appreciate are quite basic. It is easy to ramp up the threads and start calling the application. A lot of connectors can already be found within Apache JMeter, but we are not using the entire set because the integration between the customers and platform is based on HTTP. We are just going to produce lots of HTTP sequences.

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Senior Software Test Engineer at Loyal Hospitality Pvt. Ltd

The most valuable feature in JMeter is the Thread Group, which helps us to see whether the performance is good.

The plugin for git allows us to scan files directly from the GitHub site.

The reporting is good and there are a lot of different formats available.

If you want to see the data that is associated with a response then you can download it in JSON format.

There is a large user community that can help you to learn and use JMeter.

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Lead SDET at Unify Technologies

The most valuable features are the integration with Jenkins and the reporting.

JMeter allows us to automate performance testing and raise diagnostic functions.

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HK
Performance Specialist at a renewables & environment company with 1,001-5,000 employees

A lot of things are valuable. It is free. It has a lot of features, such as report generation and integration with CI/CD, which makes it very competitive with the other paid solutions available in the market. It is a good solution.

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Technology Competency and Solution Head at LearningMate

It is open source as well as relatively extendable. It allows us to extend and add additional functionality and features. Its deployment is also very easy.

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AK
Technical Specialist at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

This tool is very user-friendly and easy to use. It's open-source so there are no costs involved for the non-production environments. It's easily available to anyone who wants to use it and it has all the features required for performance metrics.

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GN
Performance Analyst at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

Scripting with the solution is good.

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