The Apache JMeterTM is pure Java open source software, which was first developed by Stefano Mazzocchi of the Apache Software Foundation, designed to load test functional behavior and measure performance.

You can use JMeter to analyze and measure the performance of web application or a variety of services. Performance Testing means testing a web application against heavy load, multiple and concurrent user traffic. JMeter originally is used for testing Web Application or FTP application. Nowadays, it is used for a functional test, database server test etc.

JMeter Advantages:

  • Open source license: JMeter is totally free, allows developer use the source code for the development.
  • Friendly GUI: JMeter is extremely easy to use and doesn't take time to get familiar with it.
  • Platform independent: JMeter is 100% pure Java desktop application. So it can run on multiple platforms.
  • Full multithreading framework: JMeter allows concurrent and simultaneous sampling of different functions by a separate thread group.
  • Script Test: Jmeter can be integrated with Bean Shell & Selenium for automated testing.
  • Multiple testing strategy: JMeter supports many testing strategies such as Load Testing, Distributed Testing, and Functional Testing.