What’s New In Loadero (June 2022)

It’s been a while since we published our latest product updates, but the work on Loadero wasn’t paused. Our team was busy working on the newest features to make your performance testing with Loadero more convenient and effective. Today we are excited to share the latest updates to our tool: better results availability through the API, more aggregator functions for asserts and metric tables, new browser versions added, improved performance, and a detailed description of our test creation service.

TimeExecution results in API

Earlier this year a custom command to measure the execution time of functions was added to Loadero. This command is handy for both performance testing and load testing when you can compare the time required to execute a function in low traffic conditions and under a load of a large number of concurrent users. We and our customers were using the command quite a lot since it was introduced. But we ourselves and some of our customers use Loadero’s API often. So as the next step to making the TimeExecution more convenient, in June we made the command’s results accessible through the API. 

Visit our wiki to learn using the command in Javascript, Java, and Python.

1st and 5th percentile aggregator functions

We have a pretty long list of available aggregator functions that can be used when you are setting post-run assertions or exploring the metric tables in the results summary or individual participants’ results. While minimum, maximum, and average are the most commonly used ones, there are more functions that we find very useful for the test results analysis. Percentile functions are a good example of that, and they are especially beneficial when you are working with a test that has a lot of participants. This month we expanded the list of available percentile functions and added 1st and 5th percentile to it. This addition will help you find issues experienced by a small number of test participants faster and easier.

New browser versions added

Since the last updates we published, five more versions of the browsers Loadero supports were released and added to Loadero. At the moment the latest available browsers are Mozilla Firefox 102 and Google Chrome 103. Four previous versions of the same browsers are also available as usual.

The new page about our test creation offer

Loadero works as a SaaS and the majority of our customers create, run, and analyze their tests themselves with just some support from us. But there are cases when such an approach is not possible, for example when a customer lacks available manpower for the tasks. Sometimes our users want to leverage our teams’ expertise in the quality assurance field and ask us to create and run load tests for them. We’ve been offering such a service for quite a long time now and described how we do that in one of our recent blog posts. We noticed that recently we are receiving more requests for the test creation service and in order to make our offer and capabilities more clear we added a new page with a description of our test creation service.

If you have questions about the service or would like to explore more and see what the Loadero team can do for you, make sure to book a call to discuss that with our sales representatives.
We always try to find ways to improve the performance of Loadero and this month we also did some improvements in the field. Usually, such changes can’t be noticed on our front end or while you are working with Loadero through the API, but the overall performance of the tool is better than ever now. Besides that, these are all the recent updates in Loadero. One of our current things in progress is the Loadero Python library, similar to the Java library we already have. We are looking forward to sharing information about it and other exciting updates soon.