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Nouvola Announces Availability of Webhooks to Augment API Capabilities

Posted by Product Update on Sep 14, 2017 4:39:16 PM

Instant notification anyone? We believe in an API-centric world. Hence we are very excited to introduce Nouvola WebHooks, a very powerful yet simple mechanism for web communications that expands our API capabilities.

What is a Webhook?

A webhook lets a developer provide a URL to which an API will send data.

Sometimes people call webhooks web callbacks, but essentially a webhook lets you skip a step. With most APIs there is a request followed by a response. No request is required for a webhook, it just sends the data when they are available.

Specifically for Nouvola DiveCloud, it also removes the need to poll for test conclusion and results. DiveCloud will simply send results when they are ready. Pretty cool eh?

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Nouvola Has Launched on AWS Marketplace

Posted by Product Update on Sep 11, 2017 3:06:59 PM

We are excited to announce the availability of Nouvola on AWS Marketplace. Access to Nouvola DiveCloud via the Marketplace makes payment and purchasing process really straightforward, leaving you more time to do what you like the best - writing fast code.

If you sign up for Nouvola through AWS Marketplace, the Nouvola subscription will be simply integrated into your AWS bill. Both monthly subscriptions and yearly contracts are available, with a simple click. No more paperwork! Enjoy the turnkey convenience and start integrating performance and load tests into your dev process today.

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Nouvola Announces TeamCity Integration to Enable Continuous Testing for CI

Posted by Product Update on Jul 6, 2017 10:00:24 AM

Ensuring effective performance testing requires tight integration with the release process. Integrating and automating tests into the continuous integration flow enables teams to catch issues earlier and test their code against real-world traffic scenarios before it's released to production.

As part of our commitment to support continuous testing for our DevOps users, we are excited to announce Nouvola’s new integration with TeamCity. TeamCity provides a CI solution for build management and continuous integration. The solution is quite popular for its great out-of-the-box experience and superb integrated dashboard.

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Nouvola Introduces Network Emulation to Enhance Mobile Performance Testing

Posted by Product Update on Jun 7, 2017 8:15:00 AM

More users around the world are accessing the internet via mobile devices than from desktop computers. As traffic moves increasingly towards mobile networks, it is imperative for mobile apps to perform well under a variety of network conditions. Should network conditions deteriorate, apps must be robust enough to degrade subtly without surprises to the user. 

This is precisely why we are introducing Nouvola Network Emulation, which complements our already feature-rich mobile performance testing solution. With Nouvola Network Emulation, you can simulate the behavior of mobile networks within your performance or load tests, and see exactly how your apps perform under different conditions. Best of all, Network Emulation will now be included at no additional charge with your paid Nouvola subscription. Say goodbye to the need for expensive, numerous mobile devices and emulators!

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Real DevOps Benefits of Nouvola – AWS CodePipeline Integration

Posted by Product Update on Jun 6, 2017 2:53:09 PM

In case you missed the news, we recently announced a new integration with AWS CodePipeline to help developers, DevOps professionals and engineering managers release faster code, faster.

AWS selected Nouvola as an essential DevOps tool for developers. We are in great company, joining a group of best-of-breed DevOps solutions like Github and Jenkins, and we're proud that our vision of real-world ready turnkey performance testing is now available on AWS CodePipeline. For more details, see AWS CodePipeline’s short list of Product Integrations and the official press release.

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The New Nouvola Ruby Gem

Posted by Product Update on May 2, 2017 10:56:57 AM

Powerful tools for developers at core. See how you can work Nouvola directly into your Ruby code with the new Nouvola Ruby Gem. Download the most recent version here.

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Spending long hours debugging tests? Never again. Introducing Workflow Validation

Posted by Product Update on Apr 12, 2017 2:06:01 PM

Creating real-world scenarios is easy with Nouvola. Now also debugging them is a piece of cake.

Have you ever created tests only to spend long hours debugging the tests themselves? For complex workflows and user scenarios (Sessions in DiveCloud terminology), especially when tests make use of parameterization and /or randomization, it becomes extremely useful to have a streamlined mechanism to validate and debug the test workflow itself.

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Continuous Testing with Jenkins got better than ever

Posted by Product Update on Mar 8, 2017 4:07:37 PM

You're doing CI / CD. How continuous is your performance testing?

Ensuring effective performance testing requires tight integration with the release process. The ability to automate everything from code change to production, and run tests for every build, is critical for development teams.

As part of our commitment to support our users in this pursuit, we have recently made substantial enhancements to the Nouvola Jenkins plugin. With Nouvola’s updated plugin for Jenkins you can now be notified when tests complete and get alerted instantly if there is a failure or a pass, based on the performance goals you set for your test – before you even glance at the graphs and charts.

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API Testing: Custom Build Your Own API Workflows

Posted by Product Update on Feb 28, 2017 9:28:54 AM

Testing your APIs is as important today as testing complete UI workflows. In our connected world, APIs are the bond that holds it all together. Although APIs are basically invisible to your users, if there is a slow or underperforming API, everybody feels the pain. Hence, we have recently made substantial improvements to our API performance testing. 

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Announcing Transactions and Transaction Timing

Posted by Product Update on Oct 7, 2016 10:28:13 AM

What really impacts the user experience is transaction time

In many cases, individual response time (per request) and average response time across all http requests are not very meaningful. What really impacts the user experience is the transaction time. Usually, this corresponds to the time spent loading a web page, i.e. a group of requests, or a group of logical steps that corresponds to a user click, or an end-to-end sequence. For example a transaction could be:

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