JMeter is a trendy open source Performance Testing tool developed by Apache Software Foundation. Using this tool, we could able to do load testing, functional testing, regression testing, automation testing, stress testing, endurance testing, Database Testing and Server Monitoring so and so.
- It Help’s in tracking performance of any application by measuring the response times by performing load test during normal and in a peak usage of application.
- It helps in finding bottlenecks/root cause for the poor response time.
- JMeter helps in ensuring that the application is available for 100% access for 24/7.
- It helps in finding the stability, consistency and reliability of any application.
If you are working on any corporate companies, you could have surely heard the word called “Cost Cutting” or “Cost Effective”.
Yes, Most of the companies outside are trying to replace commercial tools with open source tools.
For Performance Testing, the widely used tool is Load Runner®, which is a high cost commercial tool. Now, to replace this, JMeter comes into picture. JMeter offers 90% of the functionality, that the load runner provides. Hence, companies started looking for JMeter resources and they are ready to pay for them which will be cost effective compared to the money spent for buying commercial tools.
Testing professionals, who are working in baseline testing like manual testing? In those people who ever are willing to move one step ahead in their career to performance testing as it is having a wide range of scope in the market.
To enter, into such market, JMeter will be a stepping stone to them.
Developers, who are willing to improve the performance of their application, can make use of JMeter to fine tune their application.