What’s New In Loadero (November 2022)

Recent months were very busy for our team and some exciting new releases are coming soon. Meanwhile, in this post, we’re sharing updates to Loadero that took place in November 2022. There are some updates to our API, to the way Loadero works with test run artifacts in the results reports, new browser versions, and the Loadero Python client that we were developing for quite a long time and finally are happy to offer to our users along with examples of using it for storing test data in Github.

Results sort options in API

We have opened up the possibility to use more keys for users to sort test run results. Previously this was a feature for internal use only, but now it is documented in our API swagger documentation and available to all users. In the documentation you can find the keys which can be used to sort results for a lot of endpoints.

We also made another change to our API, now result artifacts (all logs, screenshots, downloads, and session recordings) will require oAuth token when accessing the resource. This will increase security by allowing only authenticated users that are project members to access artifacts from a test run via the API. If you have questions about these changes, feel free to ask in our support chat, we’re happy to help you use Loadero and our API efficiently.

The new blog post about our new Python client

We already had a Java client, which makes managing and running tests using Loadero’s API easier, and now the Loadero team has finished the work on creating a new client – Loadero-Python. The library provides the same functionality as Loadero’s API – create, read, update and delete different resources in a nice programmatic way. Additionally, it handles authorization and rate limits in the background. The new blog post we have published showcases a few practical Loadero-Python use cases: saving test configurations for version control, updating test configurations from version control, and running tests as a part of a CI.

New page about performance testing

Besides working on the Loadero tool, we also improve the pages of our homepage to give visitors a clear explanation of what can be achieved with Loadero. Recently we reworked the header for easier navigation among the pages of our website, another step to provide more information about the capabilities of our tool was adding this page about using Loadero for web apps performance testing.

New browser versions added

As we usually do, we added the newest versions of Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox to make them available for configuring test participants as soon as possible. Currently, the latest versions available are Mozilla Firefox 107 and Google Chrome 108. Four earlier versions of the two browsers can be configured as test participant browsers as well.

Access control for result artifacts and logs

Another change we made to the artifacts and logs available in the test run results is that we stopped using exact S3 URLs for those artifacts. This is a small change that improves the security of the test run results reports.

These are all the recent updates. We are still working on the new test builder UI we announced earlier. Keep an eye on our updates to be among the first ones to start using the new Test builder once it is released.