What’s New In Loadero (April 2021)

This month we are especially proud to announce updates that took place in Loadero recently, as we finally added another language to create test scripts, supplemented built-in fake media, and made other improvements to ease testing and make it more insightful for our users. Here is what has been added or changed during the last month:

Test scripts can be written in Python now

We’ve been working on this for a long time and are very proud to announce that Python has been added to Loadero as a scripting language. There is a huge number of developers and QAs with knowledge of Python, and finally they can use Loadero for testing web applications too. TestUI framework, the same one that we use for Java, is used for that in Loadero.

Mozilla Firefox 88 and Google Chrome 90 browsers added

When a new version of a browser is released, we try to offer it to be configured for test participants in Loadero as soon as possible, so you can check your web application behaviour and make sure it works perfectly with that. This month Mozilla Firefox 88 and Google Chrome 90 support was added to our tool, so make sure to run some tests with the new versions.

New metric paths to set asserts

One of the very helpful features for easier test results analysis we have is post-run assertions. You can validate various WebRTC, client-side machine and network metrics automatically with the asserts, and we expanded the list of available metric paths for them recently. You can see the lists of available asserts and aggregator functions in our wiki, make sure to use them to save your time.

Loadero API use

Loadero API is available to all our paid plan users, and it allows you to integrate tests to your development pipeline and create and launch test runs without using the graphical user interface. If you are not using it yet, take a look at our quickstart guide to API use with an example of launching a load test from a CI pipeline that we published this month.

We have also recently renamed AWS state to status in the API, so make sure to take that in account if you already use the API.

New media files for your WebRTC tests

One of the common ways to use Loadero is for testing WebRTC applications, for example, those for video conferences. We focus on providing all the necessary features for this, and among the very important ones is the built-in media for microphone and camera input simulation. If you are working on testing a WebRTC application, make sure to get our free WebRTC testing e-book as well, it will guide you through test creation, debugging, running and analysis processes.

This month we made the major part of the work to supplement all resolutions with media files that have less dynamic video, and also to add an option with -50dB audio feed that simulates silent audio a call participant might have. The new media files will be available soon to be set for your test participants.

Frequently asked questions about our plans answered at our pricing page

Loadero has different paid plans to fit our customer’s needs, be it small scale performance testing or launching load tests with thousands of concurrent users every week. We are trying to provide a cost-effective option for various testing needs and added an FAQ section to our pricing page to help you pick the best one for you. If you are not sure which of our plans suits you best, feel free to use our web chat to send us a description of what you are looking to achieve, we will help you choose the best for your needs.

Other improvements

We work very actively on improving our application’s frontend to make user’s work in Loadero easier and we made various improvements in April that include storing artifacts for a single participant in memory, improving performance while inspecting results for the participant (webrtc dump, machine data, logs), invalid route handling, automatic request retry, improvements in result polling for large tests.

Are you about to use Python to create a Loadero test? Maybe you use a lot of assertions and are about to use the new metric paths? Make sure to share your opinion about that with us, every customer feedback helps us plan on making Loadero better and fit your testing needs. Drop us a line to support@loadero.com, and let us know what you like in our tool and what you don’t.