Apache JMeter Review

It's very easy to download and setup the entire infrastructure.


Valuable Features:

Extremely light weight.

Very easy to download and setup the entire infrastructure (Controller +LGs)

Ease of scripting

Host of plugins which further boost its effectiveness

Availability Non-GUI mode which consumes even lesser resources than already lightweight GUI version.

Improvements to My Organization:

Robust scripts which could handle build changes

Easy LG(Master & Slaves) configuration setup

Very lightweight and low usage of resources 

Room for Improvement:

GUI tends to freeze and shutdown under more load

Ctrl+z( Undo doesn't work) so gets very inconvenient at times

Cannot do a mass replace( Ctrl+H) on the GUI ( can do it if script is opened via notepad++)

Re-iteration problems during errors - Usually we have login in once only controller, Action in Loop controller and logout in once only controller. Now if an error comes when the user simply logouts due to some unhandled error then the script expects that your session would continue but if that error has made you logout then your next iterations won't go through and vice versa. Suppose you put everything in loop controller and error doesn't log you out then the script start to login when you are already logged in and tends to fail.

Deployment Issues:

We've had no issues with deployment.

Stability Issues:

See above Room for Improvement.

Scalability Issues:

We've had no issues with scalability.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
2 Comments
Orlee GillisConsultant

Have you found any ways to get around the difficulties with the GUI?

10 October 16
pmouawadVendor

Hello Kapil,
Thank you for your review.

Here are my comments on what you write:
- GUI tends to freeze and shutdown under more load => Load testing with GUI is a known ANTI-PATTERN. GUI is to create/record/correlate, NON GUI is for Load Testing. Since 3.1 a WARNING appears on startup.

- Ctrl+z( Undo doesn't work) so gets very inconvenient at times => True, we'll try to find a solution to this

- Cannot do a mass replace( Ctrl+H) on the GUI ( can do it if script is opened via notepad++) => With upcoming 3.2, you'll be happy to see this feature

- I don't understand the last item, so if you're willing to give more details maybe we can help on this, see http://jmeter.apache.org/issues.html

Thank you
Regards
Philippe M. from Apache JMeter Team

02 February 17
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