Up and running with JMeter

Now let's get up and go running with JMeter, beginning with its installation.

Installation

JMeter comes as a bundled archive so it is super easy to get started with it. Those working in corporate environments behind a firewall or machines with non-admin privileges appreciate this more. To get started, grab the latest binary release by pointing your browser to http://jmeter.apache.org/download_jmeter.cgi. At the time of writing, the current release version is 2.9. The download site offers the bundle as both zip and tar. In this book, we will use the ZIP option, but feel free to download the TGZ if that's your preferred way of grabbing archives.

Once downloaded, extract the archive to a location of your choice. Throughout ...

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