JMeter is another cross-platform tool under the Apache umbrella.
It is typically used as a load testing tool for web applications, although with the integration of different plugins it is possible to extend it to better suit your needs.
JMeter uses a
.jmx extension as the testing plan and we will see how to use NetBeans plugins to create and load those files from within the IDE.
In this recipe we will see how to create and run JMX plans from within the IDE. The creation and configuration of such plans are beyond the scope of this book.
If you wish to know more about Apache JMeter please visit: http://jakarta.apache.org/jmeter/.
We will need two plugins for controlling JMeter from within NetBeans.