TrustRadius
Cool open source tool for WebService Performance testing
https://www.trustradius.com/load-testingJMeterUnspecified8.3105101
No photo available
October 20, 2015

Cool open source tool for WebService Performance testing

Score 7 out of 101
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source

Software Version
2.11
Modules Used
Webservice,SQAP,HTTPPost

Overall Satisfaction with JMeter

JMeter is being used as secondary tool at our organization, in my team its primary tool though. At the organization level we use NeoLoad which is more user friendly compared to JMeter. JMeter helped us to test our services in a cost efficient manner. We deal with millions of SOAP messages and JMeter helps us to distribute and measure performance of all those services.
  • Interaction with Java and JUnit is the one of best features and strengths of JMeter.
  • Bean shell is another strength where you can write a customized version of your scripts.
  • Webservice Performance is pretty easy compared to other tools.
  • UI Recording gives a easy way of building scripts.
  • JMeter needs to improve the interface and the start and stop process; several times it just hangs when you see an issue and stops testing in between. There is no impact but user has to reopen JMeter as the earlier session still hold resources.
  • More powerful reporting and listeners, compare previous test and current test results. Loadosophia is best example of it, including BlazeMeter which are paid versions.
  • Increase delivery cycle.
  • Cost saving
  • On the negative side it's difficult to always trust results, in some scenarios JMeter efficiency is poor and you have to use workarounds to fix it. Like Queue, JMS Messaging are not handled correctly and the final numbers are not always correct.
NeoLoad is far ahead of JMeter in terms of reporting and user interface, the turn around time is less compared to JMeter as there are enough experts in market.
I would always prefer JMeter for webservice automation over others; it does have some issues with UI based performance testing but those can be managed using JUnit and Java. Using JUnit and Java makes it some what tricky for new users to understand and that's why they go towards a more user friendly tool. JMeter support is another issue, you have to completely depend on the community to get help.