Chapter 7. Stress Testing with Jakarta JMeter
All of the previous testing tools were meant to determine whether code works as expected. JMeter addresses the different but equally important issue of how well code works, particularly in a server context. Server-based applications exist in extreme environments where they may remain active for very long periods of time and be used by potentially vast numbers of people simultaneously. JMeter provides tools to measure long-term performance and test behavior under heavy usage.
Normally JMeter does not require any Java programming. JMeter tests are constructed by connecting predefined elements and providing them with parameters. This makes JMeter very simple and painless to use.
JMeter is not ...