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What's New for July 2020?

Session Timeout support

 

Now users will be automatically logged out after a configured amount of time being idle. For the definition of ‘idle’, viewing an open Blazemeter tab, even if no action is performed, still counts as an activity. You can define the session timeout on an account level. The configuration is accessible on the  “Security” (previously “API Keys”) page in the Account settings and is accessible for admins and account owners:

 

Session Timeout Option

 

Once session timeout expires, the user will be logged out of Blazemeter. In case there’s a Blazemeter tab open when logged out, the user will get the following message, allowing him to re-login or refresh the page:

 

Session Timeout Logged out window

 

[Performance] Who modified my test?

 

We added the information for you to see who in your workspace has modified a test.

 

Who Modified my Test?

 

[Performance] Edit YML directly from test’s configuration

 

Up until now, changing a yaml file in a performance test was a long process of downloading, deleting and editing a file before uploading it back to the test. Based on customer feature requests, we added the option to edit YML scripts directly inside the script editor. We have also added an option to duplicate YML files, allowing users to keep the original script as a backup.

 

Edit YML directly from test's configuration


[API Monitoring] Locations Migrated from AWS/Rackspace to GCP

 

We have transitioned 11 of our API Monitoring Cloud locations from AWS and 1 location from Rackspace, to their respective Google Cloud Platform (GCP) locations. They are: US Virginia, US California, US Oregon, Germany, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Brazil, India, Canada, and London. The region codes for those locations continue to be the same, and users should not see any impact to their tests. For the complete list of locations and their providers, please check out our docs.

 

[Scriptless Testing] Scriptless Testing 


Users can now create automated GUI Functional Tests without needing to code! Just drag and drop actions into place using our new Scriptless Editor. All tests recorded in the Blazemeter Chrome Extension can also be edited and enhanced this way. 

Blazemeter Scriptless Testing includes many other capabilities like components, loops, custom code, conditionals, and a built in debugging experience . You can read more about it here.

 

Scriptless Testing

What's New for June 2020?

[GUI Functional testing] Test Suites and Multiple Iterations available to all users

 

Now all users have access to have multiple iterations of a test, based on test data provided. You will also notice a new design for a test report.

 

Multiple Iterations

The Test Suites feature is available for users with a Pro or customized plan. The feature allows the user to group tests in a suite and launch the whole suite instead of running each test separately.

GUI Functional Testing Menu

 

[GUI Functional testing] New browser versions available

 

We’ve added new browser versions including Chrome version 81, and Firefox version 76. 

 

New Browser Versions

 

Enhanced Timeline report filter results

 

We enhanced the analyzing experience in the timeline report and made it easier to focus on a group of labels. We added the options to select all or unselect all results when filtering by a label. In addition, you can always reset to default to start over even if labels are not filtered. 

Enhanced Timeline Report

 

Display N/A for unknown test duration 


In some cases we can’t determine the test configuration, for example when the script includes an Ultimate Thread Group. Up until now, the test duration displayed in the test configuration showed the plan limit.. Now, we simple display “N/A” when the duration cannot be determined.

 

Display N/A for unknown test duration
 

What's New for May 2020?

API Monitoring SaaS Infrastructure Migrated from AWS to Google Cloud Platform (GCP)


We have completed moving our SaaS infrastructure for the API Monitoring component of the Platform from AWS to GCP. 
 

What's New for April 2020?

Mock Services: Bring your Own Certificate

 

We have expanded Mock Services HTTPs support.  In addition to using the SSL certificate that we provided, you can now configure your BlazeMeter agent or Kubernetes cluster to support a custom certificate for the Mock Service to use when communicating with whatever application is calling it.

 

Mock Services: Performance Scaling 


Mock Services can easily be configured to support horizontal scaling to meet your performance needs. Please check out our documentation on best practices on how to configure horizontal scaling and to find other recommendations about Mock Services horizontal and vertical scalability.
 

Moving our on-premise images from AWS S3 to Google Container Registry


Our latest version of BlazeMeter’s on-premise engine, requires access to the Google Container Registry and uses the following new addresses which should be whitelisted: 

  • Gcr.io - 
    • Test connectivity by executing:  curl -v https://gcr.io
    • Response: 302 / 200 HTTP code
  • Storage.blazemeter.com - 

 

Please update any special network configurations (e.g. Proxy, Environment variables, Firewall, etc.)

For any other assistance, contact BlazeMeter support and we will be happy to assist you with this update.

What's New for March 2020?

Comparison reports: new KPI for 90th percentile 

 

Now you can view the 90th percentile in your comparison report. This new KPI reduces the manual work of processing data from different reports. 

 

KPI 90th Percentile


Introducing a new “status” to pass/fail criteria


In a case where a report has no data to determine the pass/fail criteria (due to reporting error) it will be indicated as “No Data”. This allows you to have better visibility about test runs and their results.

 

Ability to apply filters to a downloaded CSV in Request Stats


Shift the filtering from excel to BlazeMeter!  Now, when you filter within the request stats table, the results will be shown in the downloaded CSV content.

 

Detailed test times on dashboard On the main dashboard 


You can now hover over the executed time, to see more specific time details of when a test was executed. 

Detailed test times

 

Enhanced data for your performance testing reports is here! 


Over the past few months, we’ve been constantly improving the accuracy for your data calculations in reports using our new processing mechanism. You now have access to even faster and more accurate calculations for all your reports with a one-second resolution level that gives you better data granularity. Examples of metrics enhanced include the following:

 

  • Max virtual users calculation
  • Bandwidth calculation
  • Time picker resolution granularity

 

You will be able to see these updated in your new performance testing reports, and we will continue to work on enhancing your data and reporting experience 


Unselect all labels in requests stats tab


We added the ability to unselect all labels in the labels filtering dropdown

 

Request Stats Tab

 

Export Comparison Reports to CSV Files

 

When comparing reports, instead of just analyzing graphs, now you can also download a CSV representing that data in the compared graphs.

 

Export Comparison Reports to CSV Files

Mock Services: Expand the MAR Asset Catalog by importing Mar assets from Enterprise Service Virtualization VSEs


BlazeMeter Mock Services integrates directly with your enterprise Service Virtualization product.  The Asset Catalog allows you to store all your Virtual Service/MAR assets from a single location and to deploy them directly to your Service Virtualization product.  To enable a quick way to add MAR assets to the catalog, you can directly sync whatever is available on your running VSEs  to the catalog. Click here to learn more.

 

Mock Services
 

 

API Monitoring: Updated DX Application Performance Management Integration


We have updated our integration with DX Application Performance Management (formerly known as CA APM) to support the new URL structures introduced in version 20.1 of DX Application Performance Management. Check out our updated DX APM integration documentation here.

 

DX Application Performance Management