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OctoPerf V12 - Scheduler, Slack Integration and UI Upgrade

It’s been some time since our latest major release, in fact OctoPerf v12 is probably our biggest/longest coming release to date. There’s of course been a couple of minor versions this summer and we’ll also cover them but first let’s focus on the new killer features: the scheduler, alerting through slack/mail and a better UI for the menus. The scheduler is the first item left on our original roadmap (back when OctoPerf was still called jellly.io).

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Gatling: Post Requests and Modular Scripts

This article is the fourth part of a series of tutorials dedicated to Gatling Load Testing. Kraken is used to ease the debugging of Gatling simulations and to speed up the process of load testing a fake e-commerce website: PetStore. We will focuse on POST requests and script modularization: In the previous blog post we created a realistic Virtual User that browses the store without buying anything.

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Angular: How to Use Virtual Scroll With a Flat Tree?

While developing Kraken’s frontend I quickly stumbled upon performance issues with Angular Material tree when too many nodes where opened. Kraken is an open source load testing IDE. As such, it displays a tree of directories and files used to script the load testing scenarios: You can have a look by creating a free account on the demo or check the source code of the UI on GitHub. It uses the latest version of Angular and components provided by Angular Material such as the tree.

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Kraken 3.0: What's New?

This third version of Kraken represents one more step towards a load testing solution suitable to teams and enterprises. Kraken can already be installed on your own Kubernetes cluster thanks to Helm charts: You own all data and can handle the security inhouse. But until now it was lacking users management, making it cumbersome to use it for a team of performance testers. This point is now addressed in the version 3.0 thanks to Keycloak.

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Analyze Your Load Tests

OctoPerf’s report engine provides many graphs to sort and presents test metrics in a comprehensive way. We’ve tried to improve it over the years so that you can access critical information very quickly. But requirements vary from one project to the other. In this post we will look at how you can configure the report to show you preferred metrics, and also all the shortcuts you can take to achieve this goal.

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Custom JAR Files

JMeter has many plug-ins and downloadable JAR Files you can use to support your testing, it is also possible to write your own custom Jar files and use these as well. Why would you want to do that, you may say, well whilst it is unlikely that you would need to create anything too complicated. You may feel the need to create utilities to support your own in-house performance testing or just something to make your testing process easier.