Thursday 6 June 2024

Traffic Parrot 5.47.1 released, what's new?

We have just released version 5.47.1. Here is a list of the changes that came with the release:

Features

Fixes

  • Fixed an {{ objectStore }} bug where a deadlock could occur with multiple usages in the same response
  • Fixed an issue with startup logging

Sunday 21 April 2024

Traffic Parrot 5.46.7 released, what's new?

We have just released version 5.46.7. Here is a list of the changes that came with the release:

Features

  • Added support for sending one or more JMS text messages after an HTTP or gRPC response, configured via mapping JSON:
    "postServeActions" : [ {
        "name" : "send-jms-message",
        "parameters" : {
          "jmsConnectionId" : "(connection id from jms-connections.json)",
          "destination" : {
            "name" : "queue-name",
            "type" : "QUEUE"
          },
          "variables" : {
            "id" : "{{randomValue length=24 type='ALPHANUMERIC'}}"
          },
          "properties" : {
            "id" : "{{variables.id}}"
          },
          "jsonBody" : {
            "id" : "{{variables.id}}",
            "fieldFromRequest" : "{{originalRequest.jsonBody.requestField}}",
            "fieldFromResponse" : "{{originalResponse.jsonBody.responseField}}"
          },
          "delayDistribution" : {
            "type" : "fixed",
            "milliseconds" : 500
          }
        }
    } ]
  • Added additional Okta JWT access token verification
  • Added gRPC native transport for Apple ARM based processors

Fixes

  • Fixed desktop issue where the start and stop scripts would steal focus on launch
  • Fixed logging issue where HTTP and HTTPS GUI ports would be printed in the logs even if a port is disabled
  • Fixed a DNS resolution failure issue on Mac
  • Improved OpenAPI parser compatibility
  • Improved error message when script runtime is missing

Changes

  • Upgraded bundled JRE from 8u392 to 8u402
  • Upgraded gRPC from 1.60.0 to 1.63.0
  • This release is compatible with the MQ com.ibm.mq.allclient JAR up to version 9.3.4.1
  • When using IBM MQ Advanced for Developers Docker icr.io/ibm-messaging/mq:9.3.4.0-r1 and above, MQ_APP_PASSWORD must be set for the app user, the default lack of password is no longer supported by the container
  • IBM MQ username and password are now interpreted as null if set to "" or "null" in the connection JSON configuration
    • To configure a "" value use "<empty>"
    • To configure a "null" value use "<null>"
  • Improved JMS message logging for null property values
  • Library upgrades to fix OWASP issues

Thursday 28 March 2024

Large Enterprise Service Virtualization


Large enterprises use a wide variety of software architectures (Monolith running on VMs 
Microservices running in ephemeral containers, Cloud-native serverless).

Tools that fit one paradigm do not fit well with other paradigms. For example, teams use different tech stacks specialized in monolithic architectures or microservice architectures.

Enterprise Archiecture teams must provide solutions to product teams to support all use cases.

Thursday 14 March 2024

Traffic Parrot 5.45.0 released, what's new?

We have just released version 5.45.0. Here is a list of the changes that came with the release:

Features

  • Added support for default HTTP OPTIONS response based on the current HTTP mappings, enabled by:
    trafficparrot.http.optionsResponse.enabled=true
  • Added support for accessing HTTP VS using the UI port, enabled by:
    trafficparrot.gui.forwardToVirtualService.enabled=true
  • Added support for Okta SSO integration, enabled by:
    trafficparrot.okta.enabled=false
    trafficparrot.okta.clientId=some_client_id
    trafficparrot.okta.clientSecret=some_client_secret
    trafficparrot.okta.oktaAuthorizeUri=https://${yourOktaDomain}/oauth2/default/v1/authorize
    trafficparrot.okta.oktaTokenUri=https://${yourOktaDomain}/oauth2/default/v1/token
    trafficparrot.okta.oktaIssuerUri=https://${yourOktaDomain}/oauth2/default
    trafficparrot.okta.oktaAudience=api://default
    trafficparrot.okta.oktaRedirectUri=https://some-TP-deployment-uri

Friday 12 January 2024

Traffic Parrot 5.44.0 released, what's new?

We have just released version 5.44.0. Here is a list of the changes that came with the release:

Features

  • Added support for zero response messages in server streaming record/replay gRPC

Fixes

  • Library upgrades to fix OWASP issues
  • Exposed properties to allow changing maximum HTTP header size:
    trafficparrot.virtualservice.jettyHeaderRequestSize=8192
    trafficparrot.virtualservice.jettyHeaderResponseSize=8192

Changes

  • Reduced default HTTP container threads from 500 to 100:
    trafficparrot.virtualservice.containerThreads=100