- What is JMeter? Why it is used?
- Installation of JMeter
- Run JMeter in GUI Mode
What is JMeter
Apache JMeter is an open source, free software testing tool purely based on java that are most widely used for performance testing and load testing for web application and other services. Performance testing means, testing a web application or other services against heavy load, multiple and concurrent user traffic.
In other words, one should use JMeter because its a powerful testing tool with varieties of testing capabilities like- Functional testing, Database testing etc.
Why JMeter is Used?
In short, JMeter is a powerful tool which we can use as a load testing tool for analyzing and measuring the overall performance of a web application and variety of services
- Jmeter is an exceptional testing tool which can be used for overall performance testing of web applications and variety of other services
Illustration: Let’s say one day, you need to test your web application or your server for extracting out the performance or load that your server or application can bear or how much efficiently it can perform? But, you are not sure up to how much load your system will support the smooth run of your service. It’s the time when JMeter comes very handy
How to download Install JMeter?
JMeter is a pure Java application and should run correctly on any system that has a compatible Java implementation.
Here is the list of an operating system compatible with JMeter
- Mac OS
Steps to Install JMeter
Step 1: Install Java
As, JMeter is pure Java desktop application, so it requires a fully compatible JVM 6 or higher. You can download and install the latest version of Java SE Development Kit. Download Java Platform (JDK) or refer this Java Installation tutorial
Step 2: Download JMeter
As per this post date, the latest version of JMeter is Apache JMeter 5.2.1 You can download it here And, then you can continue after this step.
Choose the Binaries file (either zip or tgz) to download.
Step 3: Installation of JMeter
Installation of JMeter is extremely easy and simple. You can simply unzip the zip/tar file into the directory where you want JMeter to be installed. There is no complex installation screen to deal with! Simply unzip and you are done.
Step 4: Run/Launch JMeter
To run or launch JMeter in GUI Mode, you just need to run the file /bin/jmeter.bat to start and you are good to go.
Well done! Now JMeter is set up on your machine and you are ready to perform first test on it. Hope you also successfully completed this. If you face any issue then feel free to write us on firstname.lastname@example.org or WhatApp on +919555902032. Refer our next article for first load test set up.