BlazeMeter Extends Capabilities in Open Source Performance Testing
Developers can now leverage existing Python, Java and Scala language skills and run any combination of test types in parallel to accelerate software delivery
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 29, 2016 — BlazeMeter, the leader in open source-based continuous performance testing, today announced new functionality giving developers freedom to run any combination of Gatling, The Grinder, Locust, Selenium and JMeter tests in parallel through a single unified control language, both locally and in the cloud.
“Developers that want to excel in the era of continuous delivery need tools that give them the most speed and flexibility possible,” said Andrey Pokhilko, Chief Scientist at BlazeMeter. “We’ve been working with the open source community to develop ideal performance testing tools for any scenario. The new functionality combines the best of our community work with the infrastructure we’ve built up at BlazeMeter, marking a new set of capabilities to bring performance testing to new heights.”
BlazeMeter’s new technology allows teams to create load and performance tests as brief fragments of code in any text editor, removing many of the barriers presented by legacy tools. Much like the way Chef and Puppet allow the definition of “infrastructure as code,” BlazeMeter tests can be defined using familiar YAML or JSON file formats and then easily managed in version control alongside the applications they test.
Parallel test runs shorten build/test cycles and make them more predictable. Adding more tests doesn't make the testing cycle take longer - test suites run only as long as the longest single test among them. Parallel runs, even with widely different open source tools, allow speed and quality to co-exist.
BlazeMeter’s “performance tests as code” format is a simple domain- specific language that controls test logic and performance thresholds for many popular open source tools without the need for expertise in the tools themselves, giving developers and testers greater reach with the tools they already know. Individual small-scoped tests can be run in a targeted fashion or composed along with other tests into sophisticated real-world scenarios at run-time. With a single command line interface (CLI) for local and cloud test orchestration, this approach is seamlessly integrated into any Continuous Integration environment. These new capabilities finally bring performance testing into modern DevOps workflows as a first-class citizen.
Diego Lo Giudice, Vice President & Principal Analyst, Forrester, spoke as a guest on BlazeMeter’s recent “Evolve Your Performance Testing to Succeed in the Digital Era” webinar. In his presentation, Lo Guidice explained that the demand for software development speed is pushing teams to look at delivery cycles in terms of weeks, days, hours and even seconds. “It’s clear that performance testing for the digital era means insisting on both speed and quality, rather than compromising one for the other,” said Dave Karow, Director of Product Marketing for BlazeMeter. “The new testing functionality puts speed and flexibility into developer’s hands, making load testing a more accessible and integrated part of any continuous integration framework.”
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BlazeMeter ensures delivery of high-performance software by enabling DevOps teams to quickly and easily run open-source based performance tests. At the heart of continuous integration and continuous delivery, BlazeMeter’s cloud-based application can instantly test against any mobile app, website or API, at any size or scale, to validate performance at every stage of software development.
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