is a 100% pure Java desktop application designed
to load test functional behavior and measure performance. It was
originally designed for testing Web Applications but has
since expanded to other test functions.
What can I do with it?
Apache JMeter may be used to test performance both on static and dynamic
resources (files, Servlets, Perl scripts, Java Objects, Data Bases and
Queries, FTP Servers and more). It can be used to simulate a heavy
load on a server, network or object to test its strength or to analyze
overall performance under different load types. You can use it to make a
graphical analysis of performance or to test your server/script/object
behavior under heavy concurrent load.
What does it do?
Apache JMeter features include:
Can load and performance test HTTP and FTP servers as well as
arbitrary database queries (via JDBC)
Complete portability and
100% Java purity
and lightweight component support (precompiled JAR uses packages
framework allows concurrent sampling by many threads and
simultaneous sampling of different functions by seperate thread groups.
design allows faster operation and more precise timings.
Caching and offline analysis/replaying of test results.
Pluggable Samplers allow unlimited testing capabilities.
Several load statistics may be choosen with
Data analysis and
allow great extendibility
as well as personalization.