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.
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:
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:
Administrators has access to everything, Testers can do anything except managing the workspace members, Viewers can only view the content of a workspace.
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?
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.
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:
OctoPerf now benefits from additional coverage thanks to our integration with digital ocean.
We have been listening to all your nice feedbacks this last year and decided it was time to implement a new cloud provider in our platform. That’s why we are excited to announce that OctoPerf now supports Digital Ocean.
Cloud is not AWS only Running large tests from AWS is quite easy and their platform is very powerful but:
Testing an application hosted in AWS from AWS machines is not entirely realistic because of dedicated connections between datacenters, The AWS regions are nice but don’t give a complete worldwide coverage, Even AWS can be overloaded at certain peak periods.
At the root of the OctoPerf project is the will to provide realistic load testing. We continue to take steps to improve the JMeter experience and make it accessible. But there’s a limit to what pure performance testing can achieve.
To push this limit it is vital to assess what happens on the hardware during the tests.
More realism Of course, a realistic test must reproduce the users expected behavior, but that’s not all.
We are proud to announce the release of the server monitoring in OctoPerf.
Sometimes a feature changes everything.
Over the past year, you have been numerous to try OctoPerf, to use it for your testing projects and to share about it. We want to thank you for your amazing support! Your confidence has given us the energy to grow and to develop new features.
Today, we are proud to announce you we released a major functionality for your tests: The server monitoring.
From now on, you can monitor your servers and retrieve dozen of metrics you can cross in OctoPerf with performance metrics while a test is running.
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