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Performance Testing with JMeter 2.9 by Bayo Erinle

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JMeter to the rescue

In the previous section, we covered the fundamentals of conducting a performance test. One of the areas performance testing covers is testing tools . Which testing tool do you use to put the system and application under load? There are numerous testing tools available to perform this operation, from free to commercial solutions. However, our focus in this book will be on Apache JMeter, a free open source, cross platform desktop application from The Apache Software Foundation. JMeter has been around since 1998 according to historic change logs on its official site, making it a mature, robust, and reliable testing tool. Cost may also have played a role in its wide adoption. Small companies usually may not want to foot the bill ...

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