Apache JMeter Review

JMeter helps me in measuring performance of my product very effectively


What is most valuable?

I think CSV data config, regular expressions extractor, reporting and distribution testing are the strengths of JMeter.

How has it helped my organization?

It makes life easier by simulating production scenario to check the performance under heavy load. We are able to find out the bottleneck in our system with the results.

What needs improvement?

Better way to handle dynamic elements, to handle session id, browser cookie and cache manager.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used JMeter for around 6-8 months.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No, distributed testing was helpful for scaling the users in JMeter.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service: 3 out of 5Technical Support: 3 out of 5

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I never used any performance tool before.

How was the initial setup?

Yes, the initial setup IS easy after following the blogs or Apache JMeter page.
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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author avatarit_user77718 (QA Expert at a tech vendor)
Real User

Re: Room For Improvement. JMeter provides a number of Post Processors like XPath or CSS/JQuery extractor which can help in dealing with dynamic elements. HTTP Cookie and Cache managers are also quite powerful. Besides, JMeter can be extended by scripting in variety of languages. See http://blazemeter.com/blog/queen-jmeters-built-componentshow-use-beanshell for examples of precise control, calls to underlying JMeter API, etc.

author avatarit_user254718 (Principal QA Engineer at a tech company with 10,001+ employees)
Vendor

I have started using JMeter recently, I am confused with the sampler number, I ran a simple Login test of 50 threads for 10 min, I see sampler numbers around 3000. Does that mean 3000 users are doing logins or 50 threads have done 3000 requests so far?