What’s New in NeoLoad ?

More Performance Testing Automation.
More Integration With Your DevOps Toolchain

Releases

Neoload 6.1

Neoload 6.0

Neoload 5.5

Neoload 5.4

Neoload 5.3

Neoload 5.2

September 2017 Release

What’s New in NeoLoad 6.1?


Accelerate your DevOps and Agile Load Testing processes. NeoLoad Performance Testing give your applications a competive edge. Integrate with popular Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) environments. Release flawlessly, every time. Achieve Speed and Quality without making tradeoffs.

NeoLoad 6.1 is now available. This latest release continues Neotys’ focus on accelerating DevOps team alignment with their internal Agile and DevOps processes for greater testing coverage and application reliability under load. This release includes several new capabilities that enhance DevOps use cases, further enable Component/API Testing, improve Collaboration, plus general capability enhancements.

DevOps Enhancements

NeoLoad Web On-Premises Deployment

NeoLoad Web, introduced in NeoLoad 6.0 as a SaaS deployment, is now available with NeoLoad 6.1 as an on-premises deployment Detailed documentation is provided for a standard (Docker-based) on-premises target.
Contact Neotys with regard to more-complex deployment.

NeoLoad Web On-Premises Deployment

View the Pass/Fail Status of a Test

All tests that are run are assigned an externally-available status showing whether a particular test run was completed successfully or failed, based on defined SLAs.

View the Pass/Fail Status of a Test

Define Load Test Environment at Runtime

At runtime, the same NeoLoad project can be used to launch a test in a specific environment (integration, preprod, etc.) without having to modify the project or having several versions of the project for each target environment. This greatly simplifies NeoLoad projects in this context and makes it very easy in a CI/automation scenario to programmatically target a specific environment.

Define Load Test Environment at Runtime

Component/API Testing Enhancements

Generic REST/JSON Support

NeoLoad 6.1 now natively and fully supports JSON, which is used to express requests and responses for popular REST-based APIs. This enhancement makes it easier and more natural to load test REST-based APIs. Native and full JSON support means:

  • JSONPath expressions are supported in order to extract or validate data from JSON data in Variable Extractors, Validators and Framework parameters
  • JSON pretty printing
Generic REST/JSON Support

Easily Create Requests from External Content

Users can speed up their API testing by creating a new request in NeoLoad, using content that is cut-and-pasted “as-is” from an external source (for example from SoapUI and Postman).

Easily Create Requests from External Content

NeoLoad Web Collaboration Enhancements

Multiple Customizable, Shareable Dashboards

This innovative and Neotys-exclusive NeoLoad Web feature allows users to create and use several customized dashboards to organize their work. These dashboards can be shared either for running tests or completed tests, with other users belonging to the same account, and who work as a team on that shared dashboard.

Multiple Customizable, Shareable Dashboards

NeoLoad Web Integration Enhancements

REST API Access to Test and Monitoring Data

This NeoLoad Web centralized REST API provides access to test data for a running or terminated test. This data can be pushed to an external tool (for example Elastic Search, Tableau, etc.) or used to make a decision to continue or abort a process in a CI/automation scenario.

REST API Access to Test and Monitoring Data

Docker Monitoring Using cAdvisor

Using the Generic JSON Monitor capability in NeoLoad 6.1, users can monitor Docker containers by using cAdvisor.

Docker Monitoring Using cAdvisor

Generic REST/JSON Monitor

This new capability provides easy access to any monitoring element that provides a JSON/REST API. NeoLoad allows the user to choose the specific metrics to be monitored.

Generic REST/JSON Monitor

Miscellaneous/Other Enhancements

Advanced Actions Option – Consider as a Request

A new option is available for Advanced Actions so that its activity is taken into account in global statistics such as ‘All requests’ (impacting statistic value and graphs). The Advanced Action is also listed in reports and GUI, the same as for HTTP requests.

Advanced Actions Option – Consider as a Request

Scheduled Tests Can Send Data to NeoLoad Web

When scheduling a test, users can decide to send run-time test data to NeoLoad Web.

Scheduled Tests use NeoLoad Web

How to Update to NeoLoad 6.1

Provided you have a valid support package, here’s how to update your version of NeoLoad:

  1. Download NeoLoad 6.1
  2. Install NeoLoad in a new directory (do not install on top of the old version).
  3. You don’t need a new license key. You will just be asked to activate your current license key for version 6.1
  4. Make sure you back up your projects before using them with the new version.

Get more information about upgrading NeoLoad to version 6.1 or download the NeoLoad Free Edition!