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JMeter Features

Following are some of the features of JMeter −
  • Being an open source software, it is freely available.
  • It has a simple and intuitive GUI.
  • JMeter can conduct load and performance test for many different server types − Web – HTTP, HTTPS, SOAP, Database via JDBC, LDAP, JMS, Mail – POP3, etc.
  • It is a platform-independent tool. On Linux/Unix, JMeter can be invoked by clicking on JMeter shell script. On Windows, it can be invoked by starting the jmeter.bat file.
  • It has full Swing and lightweight component support (precompiled JAR uses packages javax.swing.* ).
  • JMeter store its test plans in XML format. This means you can generate a test plan using a text editor.
  • Its full multi-threading framework allows concurrent sampling by many threads and simultaneous sampling of different functions by separate thread groups.
  • It is highly extensible.
  • It can also be used to perform automated and functional testing of the applications.
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