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Jmeter is a great automated tool that can be used for both functional and load/performance testing.
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Wes Sucher profile photo
May 15, 2014

Jmeter is a great automated tool that can be used for both functional and load/performance testing.

Score 9 out of 101
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Software Version
2.10

Overall Satisfaction with JMeter

Jmeter is being used primarily to test functionality of web services for our project.
  • Load Testing - it is easy to conceptualize the type of requests being made
  • Plug-in support - if Jmeter doesn't come with something you need you are likely to find it on the internet. You could even develop a plugin yourself.
  • Simplicity - the interface is pretty barebones and straightforward, you will not be overwhelmed by options
  • It would be nice to more easily integrated into a CI system (like Jenkins/Hudson). There are workarounds out there but they are not very straightforward to implement.
  • Memory usage of the tool can get high when using the "graphical" listeners in real time.
  • It has allowed developers to test code before checking in, preventing "thrashing" between QA/dev.
Both tools are great, but JMeter allows for better performance/load testing, scalability, and is free.
We are already invested in it, it has worked well enough so far.
It is very well-suited when looking for a free, open-source tool. No setup is really required here either, so you can hit the ground running. The community support is okay, but since the tool is not that popular you will not find much information on it online (however, the official documentation is written pretty well). If you are looking to test XML/JSON-type web-services in both functional and performance ways it is a good tool.