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Download Apache JMeter 3.2 – What’s there in the box?

Download Apache JMeter 3.2 – What’s there in the box? Today Apache released its newer version of JMeter. This minor release brings up several enhancements, bug fixes, UI changes, performance improvements and much more. You can download Apache JMeter 3.2 from here. I have submitted Apache JMeter in Product Hunt as well. Please check and upvote. In this article, we shall see what’s there in the box briefly. You can check my articles related to JMeter in this link.

How to download Apache JMeter 3.2?

To download Apache JMeter 3.2, head to http://jmeter.apache.org/download_jmeter.cgi and then click on apache-jmeter-3.2.zip as shown below. File size is 50.9 MB.

Download Apache JMeter 3.2 - What's there in the box?
Download Apache JMeter 3.2 – What’s there in the box?

What’s there in the box?

Very important change is you need to have Java 8 or later to use Apache JMeter 3.2. If you have not updated you Java, head to java.com and download the latest version.

Also, JMeter now uses Log4j 2. If you are using third party plugins which are using logging, then this change will affect. Check this link to know more about Log4j2.

JMeter now uses Oracle Nashorn Javascript instead of Rhino. Basic Auth is enabled by default in HTTP HC4 implementation. Embedded resources download in CSS has an improvement.

JMeter now provides a new BackendListener that supports InfluxDB.

Download Apache JMeter 3.2 - BackendListener that supports InfluxDB
BackendListener that supports InfluxDB

You can add IP address to the Static Host Table in DNS Cache Manager.

You can configure Reconnect on error codes, Content Encoding and Pause between errors in JMS Publisher and Subscriber.

You can extract all the matches in XPath Extractor.

XPath Extractor
XPath Extractor

You can add Response Assertion for the Request Headers and set the Pattern Matching Rules with Or condition.

Response Assertion
Response Assertion

Apache JMeter 3.2 has better improvement in the GUI. While launching JMeter, you will get below splash screen.

Splash Screen
Splash Screen

HTTP sampler now supports more characters in parameters and body data. Client Implementation option has been moved to Advanced tab.

Client Implementation
Client Implementation

New buttons have been added in the HTTP(S) Test Script Recorder. Two more tabs have added Test Plan Creation and Requests Filtering.

HTTP(S) Test Script Recorder
HTTP(S) Test Script Recorder

Now you can search and replace in JMeter.

Search and Replace
Search and Replace

View Results Tree has a new option called Browser where you can see the browser view of the request. You need JavaFX to render the pages.

Browser Rendering
Browser Rendering

You can add think times to children by right-clicking on the parent thread group.

Add Think Time
Add Think Time

Before

Before Think Time
Before Think Time

After

After Think Time
After Think Time

You can apply naming policy to the child transaction controller by right clicking on the Transaction Controller. Change below properties in jmeter.properties file to apply your naming policy.

naming policy
naming policy

Before

Before
Before

After

After
After

You can sort by Sampler Timer in View Results in Table.

View Results in Table
View Results in Table

APDEX dashboard has been improved much. You can apply threshold per transaction. Apart from above changes, there are lots of bug fixes, improvements, and enhancements have been done in Apache JMeter 3.2.

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