Webinar: Website, App and API load testing with k6 and Load Impact Insights

If you're involved in software development and/or testing of websites, apps or APIs, don't miss this webinar on load testing with k6 and Load Impact Insights. k6 is our new, open source load generator, available for download on GitHub (https://github.com/loadimpact/k6). Insights allows you to store and analyze your load test results from k6.  Built in algorithms help automate result analysis to quickly uncover performance issues.

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Load Testing WordPress Sites: The Basics

You may not be new to WordPress, but you may be new to testing your WordPress site. As your site grows, you may find your site running more slowly. Here’s how to get started load testing your WordPress site to uncover what is making it run slow.

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About the Role of Recording in Performance Testing

I was invited to elaborate my position on recording in performance testing. Originally the discussion started as a comment to Ragnar Lönn's post Open Source Load Testing Tool Review published here earlier.

Then the discussion moved to my post The Role of Recording in Load Testing Tools.

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How to control a live k6 test, with these built-in commands

This article takes a look at the k6 pause/resume/scale/stats/status commands, and how to use them to control and query a remote k6 instance running a test. This can be useful when you want to dynamically control a load test at runtime, pausing it or modifying the number of virtual users.

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Load Impact launches Insights

It is with great excitement that we announce the launch and general availability of Load Impact Insights, the cloud based results storage, analysis and collaboration product for k6 load tests.

Ever since the first early beta release, some 10 months ago, the team has worked hard to iron out bugs and scale the streaming and analysis of k6 results data, and now we’re here! 🎉

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If You Don’t Test Your Software, Your Users Will

We think you should test your code for not only function but performance. We’re not alone, and we loved this article we came across recently by Thiago Duarte. Called “7 Things I Learned That Made Me a Better Programmer,” Duarte tells some great stories and shares great tips.

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Mobile vs Desktop: Where to Focus Your Development

In some areas, it’s easy to choose between focusing development resources on mobile apps (and mobile-friendly sites) vs. desktop apps and websites. Not so in e-commerce. The landscape is surprisingly complex, but some new research helps guide your decisions.

We recently shared some insights from the recent Comscore research update (State of the US Online Retail Economy in Q4 2017), and this same research provides some insights for e-commerce professionals (like you).

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Effective Load Testing with User Needs/Challenges Planning

Oh, do we love getting into the details of performance testing. We love finding out what little bit of code, what configuration setting, what hardware-issue-we-can-blame-on-the-IT-guys is causing our performance bottleneck.

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Video: How to interpret your load testing results

Check out this webinar where we describe the most common patterns to follow when looking at results. We cover some other tips and tricks you can do to get the most out of your load testing results!

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Release: k6 v0.20.0

Lots of goodies in this release! 🎉

We are working towards a 1.0 release of k6, and as part of this release we've also published our roadmap for 2018 in the Github wiki. We welcome comments and discussion relating to the roadmap, both in the corresponding issues as well as in Slack.

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