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I have a strange query; I was unable to figure it out using Google. I user Jmeter very often for performance testing, but I’m not aware that what is the meaning of J in Jmeter tool?

Does anybody know what ‘J’ stands for in Apache Jmeter?

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closed as off-topic by Kate Paulk, Niels van Reijmersdal, testerab Aug 10 '14 at 19:27

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This question appears to be off-topic because it is about why a piece of software is named the way it is –  Kate Paulk Jul 24 '14 at 10:56
    
So what do you suggest @KatePaulk, where should I ask this question? –  Nishant Mor Jul 25 '14 at 5:11
    
If not here, could be a good topic for meta. –  Lyndon Vrooman Jul 29 '14 at 15:46
    
Thanks you for answer @LyndonVrooman –  Nishant Mor Jul 30 '14 at 4:48

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Java

The Apache JMeter™ desktop application is open source software, a 100% pure Java application designed to load test functional behavior and measure performance. It was originally designed for testing Web Applications but has since expanded to other test functions.

A lot of Java applications start with a j, like jEdit and it often indicates the application is written in Java.

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I anticipate that you are sure that Jmeter is J(ava) Meter. Thank you for the answer! –  Nishant Mor Jul 17 '14 at 8:40
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I am not 100% sure, but based on logic this is the most obvious, since other applications follow the same pattern. If you really want to be 100% sure contact the (lead) developer at their mailinglist jmeter.apache.org/mail2.html –  Niels van Reijmersdal Jul 17 '14 at 8:43
    
Thank you for your input @Niels –  Nishant Mor Jul 17 '14 at 8:46

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