As we continue to improve upon RedLine13, the best “almost” free load testing solution on the market, we look towards the future of the testing industry and what it brings. With the launch of Apache JMeter 3.0 and the beta release of our new service Ping, it has certainly been a busy month for us here at RedLine13 and we know that you’ll absolutely love the new features that we’ve added.
In this past month we have:
Added full support for Apache JMeter 3.0
Released the Ping Beta, a new RedLine13 service that helps you test and monitor URLs, among other things
Updated our UI in relation to graphs and reporting features
Added support for real-time request metrics
Created instructional videos that will be a part of an ongoing series of video guides related to load testing
Added support for JMeter 3.0 and 2.13 sub results
Communicated with some of our power users to begin developing a series of case studies examining how companies incorporate and draw value from load testing. Let us know your story!
We are proud to launch the beta version of the newest RedLine13 service,Ping. Ping is a lightweight tool that provides you with the means to easily test and monitor URLs by sending request packets to your website’s server which it then tracks the round-trip time of those packets from the host, back to your computer. Ping allows you to track performance over time, set up multiple levels of alerts, check for correct ping responses, verify SSL certificates, follow redirects, and more. Ping will be closely integrated with load testing, further enhancing your RedLine13 experience. With Ping, you will be able to run fully-scaled load tests on a repeated basis without any operator intervention. For example, you could run a 10,000 user test daily and track if performance is degrading or improving as you make improvements to your own infrastructure or applications. Ping is still in the beta phase right now, and we will continue to update it and add more features & improvements.
The Apache Software Foundation recently updated JMeter to version 3.0. This large update provides users with a host of new features and improvements including new search features, improved JSON Post Processor, new validation features, simpler HTTP request UI, improved Nashorn capabilities, reporting improvements, bug fixes, and much more. We’re pleased to offer support for JMeter 3.0 as it’s one of the best open source projects within the testing industry. Additionally we have updated our reporting metrics so that they are aggregated from all load tests and can be viewed in real-time. Support for JMeter 3.0 and 2.13 sub results has also been added.
After hearing from our users, we have updated our UI to improve the overall RedLine13 experience. We’ve improved our graphs, added new loading animations, WebDriver screenshots are now lazy-loaded, full-screen mode, real-time page requests (pro feature), and more.
We demonstrate how you can use Apache JMeter to test mobile applications. In our video, we show you how to setup JMeter, create a proxy that we connect our mobile device to, run and record a sample application test, and then replay the tests at scale both inside JMeter and RedLine13.
We created a blog post and a detailed video that shows you how you can setup, install, and use our Selenium+JMeter Firefox plugin to record tests. The plugin allows you to simultaneously record both Selenium and JMeter scripts.
A detailed look at another important load testing industry trend: the use of cloud testing for capacity planning. We examine what capacity planning and deployment sizing was like before the cloud and then how cloud testing solutions revolutionized capacity planning. This now allows us to easily and accurately test a range of different deployment options in order to choose the best one.