Apache JMeter Review

Good reporting, but it should be more user-friendly, support Ruby, and support dynamic throughput

What is our primary use case?

We are writing scripts using various tools in multiple environments. We have tests set up where you have to pass the credentials in to get a session ID, and it sets and checks the cookies. Then, we check the response values and pass them on to the next function.

We have this solution integrated with Jenkins and we also use it for database performance testing.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the integration with Jenkins and the reporting.

JMeter allows us to automate performance testing and raise diagnostic functions.

What needs improvement?

This solution should support the Ruby programming language for scripting.

JMeter should support dynamic throughput so that we can reduce or increase it during the execution of the scripts. 

For performance testing, we would like to be able to select different bandwidths such as 3G or 4G.

The interface could be made more user-friendly.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with Apache JMeter for the past three months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have not had any problems with stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

So far, I haven't had any issues with scalability when performance testing.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have not yet been in contact with technical support.

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

I have also started working with BlazeMeter. One of the differences is that the automation is not possible in BlazeMeter. However, BlazeMeters allows for the selection of different bandwidths, it takes less time to write tests, and it is more user-friendly.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward. We have not yet completed our full deployment with all of the tests.

What about the implementation team?

Our internal team was responsible for the implementation.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We are currently comparing the differences between Apache JMeter and BlazeMeter.

What other advice do I have?

JMeter is a good solution but it requires writing manual scripts and takes longer than BlazeMeter. It takes longer to cover the same number of use cases and is not as user-friendly.

I would rate this solution a four out of ten.

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**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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