A big focus on the network with this new version of OctoPerf with enhanced proxy support and IP spoofing as the key features.
Since our last post about OctoPerf 9.4, we’ve been working on a lot of different subjects. As usual, you can find all the details in our changelog, but let’s have a look at the key improvements.
IP Spoofing IP Spoofing is a technique used to impersonate another computing system. In performance testing it is interesting when you face a load-balancer or anti DDOS mechanism that requires each virtual user to have a different IP.
A new version of JMeter means a new version of OctoPerf. And for good measure we’ve added a couple of other features on top of it.
JMeter 5 is out, be the first to test with it from the cloud with OctoPerf!
Integration of JMeter 5 This brand new version of JMeter brings a lot of new features and fixes. As usual we’ve worked hard to migrate all our load generators to JMeter 5 as fast as possible. Compatibility with previous scripts is still guaranteed since the number of core changes remains small.
Results tree The result tree is a long awaited feature displaying statistics for your entire user tree: This way you can quickly tell where the time is spent or see if you have a high error rate on a particular step.
Another batch of quality of life features in OctoPerf, including using your own AWS or DO account to autostart/stop load agents.
Wondering what’s new in OctoPerf? You’ve come to the right place. Don’t worry I know you have plans for summer so I will keep it short.
New Features Private hosts OctoPerf now allows using your own Amazon Web Services or Digital Ocean account. This way OctoPerf will automatically start the load generators for you in your private cloud. And of course we will start them on demand and stop them once the test is finished.
OctoPerf v9.0.0 and above feature a much simpler Unified Docker + Monitoring Agent. Learn what’s new and the changes implied to the hosts management.
OctoPerf Enterprise-Edition is OctoPerf fully installable on your own hardware. Up to OctoPerf v8.x.x, OctoPerf EE uses Rancher to manage load generators.
After multiple setup sessions with our customers, we came to the conclusion that we needed to improve the way load generators and monitoring agents are managed. We had to make core improvements to make OctoPerf EE much easier to install. Let’s see:
How OctoPerf currently works and why it’s not optimal, And the changes we’ve made in the upcoming OctoPerf v9.
Today we look at our latest release, because OctoPerf now offers entirely custom load policies. And many other minor features to make your life easier.
It’s been two months since our last major release. Which is a bit more than ordinary for us. But as a result we have even more features to show this time.
And let’s start with the star of this OctoPerf 8.2 release:
Custom load policy It is now possible to create the exact load you want:
Not only can you add points to the graph, but you can also edit them:
While we’re all dieting back to our regular weight, OctoPerf shamelessly got bigger with the new v8. Featuring report comparison, new UI and other features.
We know it’s unhealthy to compare yourself to others.
In particular since it is the time for new year’s resolutions and this looks like a good candidate.
There’s even a famous quote that states:
Comparison is the thief of joy. Theodore Roosevelt But sadly, tests results in OctoPerf won’t get this chance. Now you can compare up to 4 test results in OctoPerf! We’ve also improved our UI again to make a better use of the space available.
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.
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 post about the little things we keep adding to OctoPerf like correlation rules frameworks and APM integrations.
We recently released a new minor version of OctoPerf. It includes many improvements in terms of usability and also support for a new monitoring technology. Let’s have a look at these.
Usage logs One of the main feedback from our large customers was about how difficult it can be to follow the activity on a workspace. We decided to implement a new section in the subscription page that will log every test done on the current workspace: This way you can quickly assess if you need to upgrade or downgrade your subscription.
Get ready to have your very own OctoPerf in house.
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.