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"The recording and playback functionality is helpful.""I like the fact that JMeter integrates well with other tools.""JMeter is easy to use for a user who doesn't have too much knowledge of programming or certain languages.""Scripting with the solution is good.""Very user-friendly and easy to use.""It is open source as well as relatively extendable. It allows us to extend and add additional functionality and features. Its deployment is also very easy.""User-friendly and open source.""The performance of the solution is excellent."

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"We are happy with the technical support."

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"The reporting is not very good.""You really need a technical team in order to really utilize the product.""Currently, the integration pipeline is implemented by using Jenkins or a similar tool platform. These are continuous integration tools. As far as I know, integration is done by using custom scripts. It would be good if the integration with a continuous integration pipeline, like Jenkins or Hudson, can be done out of the box without using a script.""It's not easy to get the data from one place or to do customizations.""The interface could be made more user-friendly.""Because so much is being done these days with authentication processes, a better system for either getting bearer tokens or some kind of token-based authentication prior to executing APIs would benefit the product. It is there, and you can do things. It is just not real clean at this point. There should be a better authentication process for JMeter or some automation or better guidelines for gaining and utilizing tokens on the fly.""I sometimes found the documentation to be not as explanatory as I would've liked it. In the cases that I can think of, I was looking for a rather hand-holding approach with Step A, B, and C, but then I realized that with a product that is open source like this, you can't do handholding. That is because there are so many different uses and different unique environments and setups for it, but I remember thinking a few times that if they only just said this.""JMeter output reports can be difficult to understand without training."

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"On a smaller scale, there will be no budget issues, but as we expand to a larger user base, I believe we will face some pricing challenges."

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  • "This is an open-source product."
  • "I was using the free version of the software."
  • "In terms of open-source adoption, it is completely free."
  • "We are using the free version, and if required, we can easily switch to the other version."
  • "When comparing the price with Load Runner, and if the cost is an issue then JMeter is a better choice"
  • "I haven't looked into it. Most of our projects are nonprofit or grant-based. Everything is public commons, so we don't really have to worry about that so much."
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  • "Certainly, the cost could be reduced."
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    We are happy with the technical support.
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    Certainly, the cost could be reduced. It requires attention. Clients have expressed dissatisfaction with the price.
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    The cost could be reduced slightly. On a smaller scale, there will be no budget issues, but as we expand to a larger user base, I believe we will face some pricing challenges.
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    Overview

    Apache JMeter may be used to test performance both on static and dynamic resources, Web dynamic applications. It can be used to simulate a heavy load on a server, group of servers, network or object to test its strength or to analyze overall performance under different load types.

    LoadComplete is a desktop tool for load, stress, scalability testing of websites and web applications. Designed from the ground-up to help you focus on the tasks at hand, it does not require advanced programming skills. It works with both traditional HTML web sites and with Rich Internet Applications using modern web technologies like AJAX, ASP.NET, Java, Flash, Flex and Silverlight. The 'record and playpack' and 'visual programming' features enable you to create powerful and flexible first load test within a few seconds. LoadComplete allows you to generate load from virtual machines, on-premise computers, or even the cloud. Customized reports in LoadComplete help you get end-to-end visibility and find problems at both client and server side.
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    AOL, Orbitz, Innopath Software, PrepMe, Sapient, Corporate Express Australia, CSIRO, Ephibian, Talis, DATACOM, ALALOOP, eFusion, Panter, Sourcepole, University of Western Cape
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    Apache JMeter is ranked 1st in Performance Testing Tools with 17 reviews while SmartBear LoadComplete is ranked 15th in Performance Testing Tools with 1 review. Apache JMeter is rated 7.6, while SmartBear LoadComplete is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Apache JMeter writes "Easy to learn, and free to use but could be more user-friendly". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SmartBear LoadComplete writes "Good testing, stable, and scalable, but the pricing could be lower". Apache JMeter is most compared with Postman, BlazeMeter, Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional, ReadyAPI and Tricentis NeoLoad, whereas SmartBear LoadComplete is most compared with Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional.

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