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OctoPerf enterprise edition

OctoPerf enterprise edition

Get ready to have your very own OctoPerf in house.


Categories: Tags: on-premise performance docker

I am pleased to announce a very important Milestone in OctoPerf’s history. OctoPerf is releasing it’s Enterprise Edition, an OctoPerf version you can install anywhere and use to run your own tests. It’s been a couple of years since we originally launched OctoPerf and I consider myself lucky to have been part of this adventure. We keep the development pace very high to meet our challenges and are happy now to propose a solution able to deal with high security requirements.

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How to use the JMeter Regular Expression Extractor

How to use the JMeter Regular Expression Extractor

Understand the basics of JMeter regular expression extractor, also known as regexp post processor.


Categories: Tags: design performance jmeter

What I like about JMeter is that it is a protocol based tool, which means it makes it incredibly easy to scale thousands of users. Take for instance selenium, it is a great tool for functional testing but when it comes to generating many parallel instances we can see its limits. First the memory footprint on your machines will be high but even worse, every process will be competing for resources and because of that response times may not be accurate.

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Best Tools for the seasoned JMeter Tester

Best Tools for the seasoned JMeter Tester

Non-Exhaustive list of utilities and tools a seasoned JMeter QA uses daily.


Categories: Tags: jmeter performance

As a professional JMeter tester, i’m sure you’ve always dreamt about knowing what other seasoned JMeter QA tools use. The following list describes the most interesting tools to go along with JMeter. Fiddler Telerik Fiddler is a free web debugging tool which logs all HTTP(S) traffic between your computer and the Internet. Inspect traffic, set breakpoints, and fiddle with http requests. Fiddler is really useful to record the http requests between your browser and the remote HTTP servers.

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Another batch of fresh new features

Another batch of fresh new features

As the summer goes by, we keep adding new features to make your tests easier.


Categories: Tags: collaboration user experience

I know it’s hot outside and you feel like you’re missing out on your precious sun tan, but that doesn’t mean folks at OctoPerf stopped working. In fact we’ve been working on major features, but more on that in a later post, today, I’d like to talk about the little things that will make you life even easier. Advanced rights management Well the first one is a not-so-little thing, we listened to feedbacks regarding the workspace and rights system and implemented an upgraded version.

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We are Obsessed With Quality

We are Obsessed With Quality

We’re committed to ship software with high quality standards. It’s in our company’s heart.


Categories: Tags: best practices

As mentioned in our previous article, Are You Buying Quality Software, we aim to deliver features at fast pace while maintaining the highest possible code quality. Our last article about our code quality has been written more than one year ago, how are we doing today? The following sections get you an insight about the code quality of our backend server written in Java. So you’re saying you have no bugs?

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Test automation with OctoPerf's API

Test automation with OctoPerf's API

A quick guide on how to automate tedious tasks with OctoPerf.


Categories: Tags: design performance continuous-integration

Even though automation is not always the best solution, you can still use some to save time on your day to day chores. And since OctoPerf is a GUI based tool we sometimes get remarks on how “unpractical” or “not devops friendly” this can be. Although I do not agree and still think that even a devops has better things to do than learning another coding language to test his code, I’d like to prove that even a GUI driven tool can be used to automate your testing.

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Search and replace in HTTP actions feature review

Search and replace in HTTP actions feature review

Speeding OctoPerf’s Virtual Users design by using the new Search And Replace feature.


Categories: Tags: design performance

The latest version of OctoPerf comes with an improvement to the Search HTTP actions: You can now replace values in the flagged HTTP requests actions! How it works You could already flag HTTP actions that match some search criteria, for example: HTTP actions with a specific header’s name, HTTP actions with a particular query parameter’s value, POST requests whose content contains some data, etc. Now you can directly update these HTTP actions by using the replace features:

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Collaborative JMeter Testing

Collaborative JMeter Testing

OctoPerf Workspaces for QA Teams enables collaborative JMeter testing.


Categories: Tags: user experience performance

Performance Tester Teams struggle to share their work when using JMeter. Sharing JMeter projects can be a tedious task. OctoPerf solves this issue by allowing Teams to share their load tests. Workspaces allow teams to share JMeter projects (Virtual Users, Scenarios and test reports). A Workspace is a collection of projects accessible by one or more people with different rights. Workspace members have different rights depending on their role:

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JMeter JTL Reports

JMeter JTL Reports

Generate, consolidate and collect JMeter JTL Reports at scale.


Categories: Tags: jmeter runtime continuous-integration

After Full JMeter Support, generating, collecting and consolidating JTL files is the next major step to integrate with the JMeter ecosystem. OctoPerf relies on JMeter to execute the load tests. JMeter can generate text files containing the results of a test run, called JTL Files. These JTL files are available when the load test is complete. They provide performance metrics about the test execution. JTLs are incredibly useful to:

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Full JMeter Support

Full JMeter Support

OctoPerf now fully supports all JMeter features including open-source and custom JMeter plugins.


Categories: Tags: design jmeter user-experience

We have made a major step toward full JMeter support. Until now, OctoPerf supported only a limited subset of JMeter features. Many customers were asking to extend the JMeter support to fit their own needs. We had to find an elegant solution to fit all needs without compromising simplicity of use. JMeter can be easily extended by creating your own plugins. There are numerous open-source JMeter plugins which greatly increase JMeter capabilities.

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