The services offered by Load Impact, one of the most popular cloud based load and performance testing software-as-a-service (SaaS) announced load impact version 3.0. The latest version takes after its older one which was used for targeting web, mobile and API’s.
"Right now, Load Impact is great for detecting and identifying performance problems, but we’d also like it to be a great tool for working long-term with performance and knowing if your code performs better today than it did last month, for instance," said Ragnar Lönn, founder and Lead Ops Engineer of Load Impact.
He further added that, "The modern DevOps team wants to stay on top of performance, and know that their code base or their automated infrastructure doesn’t regress, and regular load tests combined with performance trending is a good way of achieving this."
Load Impact 3.0 helps teams in quantifying performance changes, which helps them in planning sprints. The process is quick and comprehensible which is extremely beneficial to developers, DevOps teams and even to the management. Now I know that you all are on the edge of your seats, thinking how Version 3.0 is better than its predecessor. Well the answer is, it is loaded with some cool features like;
Performance trending: This is an important feature allowing users to plot runs of the same test over time which helps locate patterns for performance degradation or improvement. It also easily validates the performance impact of the code and infrastructure changes.
Multiple Data Stores: Helps users in simulating reality more accurately and easily which is done by including different sources of parameterized data in the test scripts.
Sleek new user interface (UI): A design that simplifies the process of configuring, running and analyzing test results.
The user’s ability to gain both a low-level and high-level view into the performance of system is greatly enhanced with Load Impact Version 3.0. While a granular data is provided by individual test runs, such as time-to-first-byte (latency), performance trending helps the user in plotting a single, high-level performance metric which is collected over multiple test runs.
Supplied with its own Performance Testing Methodology, the Load Impact’s Professional Services team, with over 20 years of experience in Quality Assurance (QA) testing and software development, have put this experience into action and formulated a seven-part methodology for achieving success in performance testing. It is also available for E-commerce, Media and Software platforms.
As of June 15th, 2015, Version 3.0 of Load Impact will be made available to users of earlier versions.