is a 100% pure Java desktop application designed
to load test client/server software
(such as a
). It may be used
to test performance both on static and dynamic
resources such as static files, Java Servlets, CGI scripts, Java objects,
, and more. JMeter can be used to simulate a heavy
load on a server, network or object to test its strength or to analyze
overall performance under different load types.
Additionally, JMeter can help you regression test your application by letting you create
test scripts with
to validate that your application is returning the
results you expect. For maximum flexibility, JMeter lets you create these assertions using
But please note that JMeter is not a browser, it works at protocol level.
Stefano Mazzocchi of the Apache Software Foundation was the original developer of JMeter.
He wrote it primarily to test the performance of Apache JServ (a project that has
since been replaced by the Apache Tomcat project). We redesigned JMeter to enhance the GUI
and to add functional-testing capabilities.
JMeter became a Top Level Apache project in November 2011, which means it has a Project Management Commitee and a dedicated website.
1.2 The Future
We hope to see JMeter's capabilities rapidly expand as developers take advantage of its
The primary goal of further developments will be:
Addition of Websocket protocol
Addition of FTPS and SFTP protocols
Enhancements to Webservices protocols (SOAP Attachments)
Enhancements to JMS protocol implementation