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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Welcome to load generator monitoring including cpu, memory usage and more.
We’re proud to introduce brand new analysis metrics. Load generators monitoring has been asked frequently and we felt like it was something crucial missing in load testing reports. By providing monitoring metrics for every load generator during the load test, you can quickly get an overview of all load generators health.
Although we take care of the infrastructure, these information are important to the performance tester: he can quickly pinpoint if a slow down is due to its infrastructure or due to a load generator being overhelmed.
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.
It’s been a busy couple of weeks but we keep doing our best to get new features in OctoPerf.
We have worked on two topics:
Ease of use Implementing feedbacks User experience Some of you probably noticed but we are working to improve the first experience with OctoPerf. At first with video tutorials which show all the features: But also through a brand new guided tour:
Our goal has always been to make load testing as simple as possible, so we hope these will make OctoPerf even easier to handle:
Get an insight about the features introduced since January 2016.
This blog post aims to resume all the cool new features and improvements we’ve made to OctoPerf since the beginning of the year.
Design Improvements and features in this section are related to the online virtual user design exclusive to OctoPerf.
Enable / Disable actions This is a must have to quickly rework any existing virtual user. Any action can now be disabled to prevent it from being executed when running the virtual user.