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SBT runnable JMH benchmarks

SBT runnable JMH benchmarks

July 13, 2015
sbt benchmark jmh performance testing scala

This template includes the sbt-jmh plugin, which allows you to benchmark your Scala code. JMH is the best micro benchmarking tool available, and is developed by the OpenJDK team themselves.

How to get "SBT runnable JMH benchmarks" on your computer

There are several ways to get this template.

Option 1: Choose sbt-jmh-seed in the Lightbend Activator UI.

Already have Lightbend Activator (get it here)? Launch the UI then search for sbt-jmh-seed in the list of templates.

Option 2: Download the sbt-jmh-seed project as a zip archive

If you haven't installed Activator, you can get the code by downloading the template bundle for sbt-jmh-seed.

  1. Download the Template Bundle for "SBT runnable JMH benchmarks"
  2. Extract the downloaded zip file to your system
  3. The bundle includes a small bootstrap script that can start Activator. To start Lightbend Activator's UI:

    In your File Explorer, navigate into the directory that the template was extracted to, right-click on the file named "activator.bat", then select "Open", and if prompted with a warning, click to continue:

    Or from a command line:

     C:\Users\typesafe\sbt-jmh-seed> activator ui 
    This will start Lightbend Activator and open this template in your browser.

Option 3: Create a sbt-jmh-seed project from the command line

If you have Lightbend Activator, use its command line mode to create a new project from this template. Type activator new PROJECTNAME sbt-jmh-seed on the command line.

Option 4: View the template source

The creator of this template maintains it at

Option 5: Preview the tutorial below

We've included the text of this template's tutorial below, but it may work better if you view it inside Activator on your computer. Activator tutorials are often designed to be interactive.

Preview the tutorial

More info

This template aims merely to get your started quickly with writing JMH benchmarks. For more examples please refer to JMH Samples or the sbt-jmh github page.