Get a load of the JMeter power
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 17, 2014

Get a load of the JMeter power

Score 9 out of 10
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Software Version

2.0.4+

Modules Used

  • Load and Stress Testing
  • Automated Testing
  • Soak Testing

Overall Satisfaction with JMeter

We use JMeter mainly to load test the new hardware, soak testing memory leaks and rarely it's being used to automate certain testing processes. Jmeter is being used mainly in our QA department and very rarely by development team. Jmeter is an awesome tool, but does take a while to set up test cases and even longer to train someone to use it.
  • No overhead, it is the key to successful stress and destruction testing.
  • Scalability, you can connect JMeter with multiple machines
  • Flexibility, you can use UI to create your test or code it from scratch
  • Has great server monitoring tools
  • Huge community behind it
  • Lots of plugins and extensions
  • It's FREE!
  • Better User Interface
  • Needs a little more documentation and references
  • Improve overall look to the modern like interface
  • Decreasing manual (regression) testing, which resulted in more man hours dedicated to important stuff
  • We found out that our server hardware needed to be upgraded
  • Dramatic decrease in software flaws
  • LoadUI,Web stress tool,Loadrunner
JMeter is very powerful and free, the rest of the tools I've personally used were over the budget or weren't flexible enough for our team. One of JMeters flaws is usability is not very good, so most paid software have a big advantage over JMeter in that area.
There are few really good tools out there, but they get very pricey. JMeter is a fast, reliable, free and top of the line tool to use. All it takes is time to learn it and start developing more technical tests. JMeter can be applied to any web software out there, from the simple 3 page website to a high-grade industry web application.

Do I have time to learn the new software?
Would you like to know the maximum load for your server?
Can you code or have someone around that may help you with programming?

If you answer all 3 questions with yes, JMeter is the software for you

Using JMeter

We are going to keep using JMeter, since most of our team already received training in it. I have been satisfied with their new releases, they are always up to date and at the moment there are no outstanding issues with the software that I can think of, that stand in a way of completing our test plans.