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"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.""User-friendly and open source.""The recording and playback functionality is helpful.""Very user-friendly and easy to use.""The most valuable feature in JMeter is the Thread Group, which helps us to see whether the performance is good.""JMeter is easy to use for a user who doesn't have too much knowledge of programming or certain languages.""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.""The most valuable features are the integration with Jenkins and the reporting."

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"The scalability of the product is good.""The best thing about the solution is that there is a record and playback functionality.""It has been good so far for API testing on Mac. It is not that hard to learn and use. There is so much support out there, so if anyone wants to start using it, there is enough help.""I like the feature where you can define a model that represents your website and then reuse the components from the model. It makes creating more test cases easy.""This is a product that is well ahead of its immediate competition in features and functionality.""The initial setup is pretty straightforward and easy enough to complete.""The basic framework and project organization is very good.""The most valuable feature is that the browser and the API testing is available in a single tool, and I don't have to look at other options."

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"Currently, the integration pipeline is implemented by using Jenkins or a similar tool platform. These are continuous integration tools. As far as I know, integration is done by using custom scripts. It would be good if the integration with a continuous integration pipeline, like Jenkins or Hudson, can be done out of the box without using a script.""It has some proxy-based dependencies which require specific proxies to be set up or disabled, which causes problems.""It should start supporting the presentation layer. It currently provides performance testing specifically at the application and API level. It can be extended to the presentation layer, which includes mainly Angular and React frameworks. It should also be easy to use and easy to train people.""The interface could be made more user-friendly.""I sometimes found the documentation to be not as explanatory as I would've liked it. In the cases that I can think of, I was looking for a rather hand-holding approach with Step A, B, and C, but then I realized that with a product that is open source like this, you can't do handholding. That is because there are so many different uses and different unique environments and setups for it, but I remember thinking a few times that if they only just said this.""Considering the kinds of tests we are performing here, where we launch several tests at the same time as a batch request, JMeter is not the best tool for the job. Those kinds of things could be done easily with other tools, like T6.""JMeter output reports can be difficult to understand without training.""The solution needs to improve reporting. Currently, there is not enough automation involved with the feature. For example, there should be an automatic way of saving reports."

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"It is difficult to identify elements on websites that use Angular or ReactJS because they don't have an option to view source code.""The price of the solution is a bit high. It's one of the reasons we decided not to continue using the product.""Currently, I'm the only one who can use it because I have a Mac. It is giving a hard time to my team members who are on Linux. My team members are using Linux, and Katalon doesn't support Linux very well. It keeps on crashing. It crashes and shuts down almost every time they save their work, so they are not able to use it. It should have good support for Linux. We don't know what the problem is. If the Katalon team can pick up this issue, it will be very helpful.""One improvement would be if it could support more programming languages such as JavaScript or Python. Right now, it is only on Groovy, which I think is not a too popular language.""There is not much support offered for the free version, which is something that could be improved.""It seems to lack a few requirements that a typical customer would want. Compared to other solutions, this product is lacking.""It would be helpful to have an automatic save feature.""We have had some issues when it comes to stability, which is something that needs to be improved."

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  • "This is an open-source product."
  • "I was using the free version of the software."
  • "In terms of open-source adoption, it is completely free."
  • "We are using the free version, and if required, we can easily switch to the other version."
  • "When comparing the price with Load Runner, and if the cost is an issue then JMeter is a better choice"
  • "I haven't looked into it. Most of our projects are nonprofit or grant-based. Everything is public commons, so we don't really have to worry about that so much."
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  • "There is a free version of the tool to use and support is available through the community forums, but there is a licensed version as well."
  • "We were using the free version of this tool."
  • "Katalon Studio is a free tool."
  • "We are using the free version of Katalon Studio at this point."
  • "The price is not high it's good."
  • "We are using the free version. We plan on getting a paid version because there is a limitation in terms of the number of users. We want to maximize it."
  • "I am using the free version."
  • "Its pricing is quite reasonable. If you require their help in getting started, then there is a professional services fee on top of the product license cost."
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    Overview

    Apache JMeter may be used to test performance both on static and dynamic resources, Web dynamic applications. It can be used to simulate a heavy load on a server, group of servers, network or object to test its strength or to analyze overall performance under different load types.


    Katalon Studio is a simple and powerful automation solution built by KMS Technology for testers everywhere. The tool provides features comparable to popular commercial solutions while eliminating the hassle of building an automation framework from open sources. Best of all, we are committed to keeping Katalon Studio free.

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    Apache JMeter is ranked 4th in API Testing Tools with 17 reviews while Katalon Studio is ranked 7th in API Testing Tools with 14 reviews. Apache JMeter is rated 7.6, while Katalon Studio is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Apache JMeter writes "Easy to learn, and free to use but could be more user-friendly". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Katalon Studio writes "Powerful yet easy-to-use and focuses on the end-user as well as interface testing". Apache JMeter is most compared with Postman, BlazeMeter, Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional, ReadyAPI and IBM Rational Performance Tester, whereas Katalon Studio is most compared with TestProject, Tricentis Tosca, SmartBear TestComplete, Ranorex Studio and Micro Focus UFT One. See our Apache JMeter vs. Katalon Studio report.

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