Innovation

Tips and Tricks to Master Innovation

How to Find a Business Idea

Innovation

How to find what business to launch when you have no idea? The answer is surprisingly easy to figure out yet not so obvious.


Before revealing the secrets behind every successful business idea to you, let’s first dive into the story of some of the most successful business men who bootstraped their companies. Philip Knight (Nike) Philip Knight, originating from Oregon, is a runner. He deeply embraces this sport since he is young. Running six miles a day, he enjoys the relaxation you feel when completing a new milestone. The endorphins build up in your body, giving you this joyful sensation of being completely relaxed and safe.

Your monthly dose of new features

Your monthly dose of new features

Innovation

Thanksgiving is over, but it’s Christmas before time with OctoPerf 7.5. The biggest present being the addition of Service Level Agreements.


Now that we prepare to enter winter, our developers (Jérôme & Gérald) do not need an excuse to stay at home and code new features. Plus since the weather is cool here they will not be distracted by snow. Which is why even though our latest post about new features was just 6 weeks ago, here we are again with a new batch. Oh and don’t worry for them, as long as we pay them 1€ at the end of each month; it’s technically not slavery!

Another batch of fresh new features

Another batch of fresh new features

Innovation

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


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.

Search and replace in HTTP actions feature review

Search and replace in HTTP actions feature review

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


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:

Collaborative JMeter Testing

Collaborative JMeter Testing

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OctoPerf Workspaces for QA Teams enables collaborative JMeter testing.


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:

Full JMeter Support

Full JMeter Support

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


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.

Do You Have What it Takes to be a Work from Home Tester?

Do You Have What it Takes to be a Work from Home Tester?

Innovation

Do You Have What it Takes to be a Work from Home Tester?


Many of us have dreamed of working from home, but until the invention of the Internet it was quite impossible for most of us. Over the last decade, the odd work from home day has transformed into full-time remote working positions whereby someone works for a company, but does so from home. Furthermore, the development of cloud technology, a proliferation of online work-based platforms, and freelance gig sites for most company functions, has led to companies being able to outsource their work to an army of work from home freelancers.

An Amazing Year

An Amazing Year

Innovation

Let’s take a quick look at the past year and all the new features we’ve added to OctoPerf


2016 was an exciting year for OctoPerf! We’ve really pushed the platform to an all new level thanks to your amazing feedback. It’s been over a year and a half now working towards a more accessible performance testing solution built for literally everyone. Being a new player in this market can be a real challenge, but it’s also quite rewarding when you receive so much positive attention. Since so much has transpired in 2016, we would like to take a moment to summarize all the cool features we’ve added this past year:

You know a guy who you wouldn't hire

You know a guy who you wouldn't hire

Innovation

Hiring the right software developer is hard.


There are so many articles about the skills a software engineer should have, but almost none about which skills should alert you about how bad he is. I’ve met many software developers the last ten years and I would like to share my thoughts about the kind of people I think are not bringing anything to make a company more forward. The content of this article is subject to debate: hiring someone is a highly subjective matter.

Browser-based Load Testing

Browser-based Load Testing

Innovation

Collect and analyze end-user experience metrics with browser-based load testing.


We are proud to announce that we now support running real browser load testing alongside with regular HTTP load testing. We have integrated the JMeter Selenium WebDriver to our platform. It’s now possible to run JMeter load tests as well as Selenium webdriver tests simultaneously. Collect both network metrics like response time and end-use experience metrics like browser load time. Octoperf removes the pain of load testing your app with Selenium with our Saas integration.