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JMeter - 2 minute tutorial

Introduction to Timers

If you use just threads, controllers and samplers for load/stress testing of your application, then JMeter will just bombard your application with incessant requests. This is not the real environment or characteristic of the real traffic. Neither does it give you control to generate a given throughput or hit with n clients at the same point of time.

So, in order to simulate real traffic or create extreme load/stress, JMeter provides you Timer elements.

Let's see the types of Timers available in the next few pages.