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.
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.
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.
What is really impactful to the user experience is the transaction time.
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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Modeling complex transactions just got easier
Worried about authentication flows in your load tests? Time-sensitive tokens? Unique parameters associated to requests? Headers and URL randomization? Worry no more.
Back in January, we predicted one of the major performance testing trends in 2016 would be a steadily increasing focus on mobile. So it might not come as a surprise that one of the latest major enhancements at Nouvola is more robust mobile performance testing.
As we’ve covered in previous posts, performance testing is different from functional testing, and therefore requires different criteria when setting goals, creating test plans, and evaluating results.
Often times, the degree of complexity in the workflow of a functional test is not required to create a meaningful performance test scenarios. The focus is not on what is working (or not), but how the load affects the system under test.
Still, there are several aspects that can play a crucial role when generating load, which necessarily require a certain complexity in performance testing scenarios.