OctoPerf last update aims to help our users improve their productivity while load testing their applications.
This short post describes the modifications made to OctoPerf for its last update, and how they can help you save time while load testing.
Our goal is, and has always been, to ease the work of load testers. Creating test reports using Word / Excel can take a lot of time.
##Exporting the report
That’s why we automated this process in OctoPerf, our load testing solution. Even as your performance bench is running, you can edit the generated report:
To improve the quality of our test reports, we enhance them with features you will love.
Traction or Features Why improving our reporting system? We were aware that some features were missing to make it easier to drill-down to bottlenecks. But, we prioritized those features low at the moment because we were focused on gaining traction for now.
If you have read How we greatly improved User Engagement, you know that we care about our customer needs. We carefully collect and prioritize customer feedbacks. And, at some point, we decided to get back to development to make some major improvements, based on what our customers experienced with our tool.
4 minimal UI tweaks we did to dramatically improve our trial conversion rate.
The goal of any Saas Application is to convert as many trials as possible to paid customers. To improve your application, what do you absolutely need? Feedback. We are using a live chat support app to get feedback on how users are using our SaaS app.
We were greatly surprised by the results. Many of our users were stuck at the very first step of load testing their web or mobile app.
Why we think remote work is the new coming trend in digital companies.
The world population has grown by 30% since 1990, going from 5 to 7 billions people. The distance from workplace to residence tends to increase due to the life cost within cities, like in San Francisco, where someone is renting a backyard tent for 899$ per month, for people willing to have a temporary home until finding a decent one.
Why should we stay at a single place when having a digital company like ours?
Learn how you can spend thousands of dollars by trying to save a few hundred ones.
You are a brand new startup. No cash flows in at the moment. What are you trying to do? Survive. You are saving every single penny to last as long as possible. You stick with free tools, or stay with freemium plans. Are you really saving money by doing this?
## How it happens
Once your startup launch is successful, you’re growing fast and are rapidly acquiring new customers. As it grows, the tools you used at the beginning are less and less adapted to your changing needs.
OctoPerf, our Cloud load testing tool, is made using massively open-source technologies. Because sharing is caring, this blog is a way for us to share how we made it.
We are proud to announce the opening of our Tech Blog. We really wanted to have a place to share technical thoughts openly. Why so open? Sharing technical stuff on our platform is like releaving secrets about how we built OctoPerf, our SaaS load testing tool.
OctoPerf wouldn’t exist without the open-source community.
We are widely using open-source technologies to build better software. It would be unfair to keep all the great things we have done with open-source technologies just for us.