- Templates for test plans (NEW)
- Integrate with Java and many other scripting languages
- Integrating with external plug-ins
Reporting could be better if it could be like commercial tools. For example, a nice chart and visualizations. You can’t rely on the first 100 test results because the ramp-up and ramp-down time gives false results with outliers. It would be great if an option to ignore first 100 and last 100 records from results and then generate reports, should be great. Needs to support more concurrent users by single JMeter instance (agent/slave)
I've been using it for over last five years, and it is a major, active open source tool.
No issues with recent releases
There are issues when tests are stopped with large number of concurrent users. Test is not stopped as expected.
There is a huge community around JMeter. Hence free support is available to the users.Technical Support:
Excellent (from the community)
Grinder. Grinder was not user friendly and had to do lot of coding and low level configurations. It was lighter than JMeter.
Initial setup is straight forward. You need to have have JDK or JRE for running JMeter.
We have a team of testers capable of managing the JMeter perfromance testing project effectively.
It's easy to use and free, a huge community, and it offers a risk free to start, so use it for application performance testing. It supports connectivies with databases, FTP, and other system protocols.