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Load Impact’s automated and on-demand software-as-a-service (SaaS) detect, predict, and analyze performance problems – providing the information businesses need to proactively optimize their websites, apps and APIs for customers.
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Webinar: Analyzing your load testing results with Load Impact Insights

Join our webinar where we'll describe the difference between Load Impact Insights, our new analysis solution, versus the way results are handled in the current load testing platform. We will continue to reveal features that will be part of our next major platform upgrade, built on top of our open source load testing tool - k6

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Product Update

PRODUCT UPDATE - NO.1 2018

A new year is upon us - and a lot is going on at Load Impact. We’ve just done this year’s first release for k6, with a lot of new fabulous features. For this version we’ve had contributions from 10 people outside of Load Impact, yay!

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2018 Predictions: More Need for Load Testing

What’s going on in the world of testing?

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Make Your Load Tests More Realistic

Testing, by its nature, isn’t the real world. Still, you can make your load tests more realistic. Besides following our general advice about better load tests - like using the LoadImpact plugin for Google Chrome to record user scripts that emulate frequently-used features - we’d like to suggest another tips that might make your tests even better.

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Don’t Overlook B2B Performance

When we talk about load testing, it’s easy to focus on consumer e-commerce. It’s convenient for examples, and we can all think of straightforward ways load testing might benefit during peak seasons like Black Friday. But you, as a developer, are doing yourself and your company a disservice if you’re focusing entirely on your consumer customer experience. Don’t overlook your B2B (business-to-business) performance as well.

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We recommend: A Practical Guide to Testing in DevOps, by Katrina Clokie

A Practical Guide to Testing in DevOps offers direction and advice to anyone involved in testing in a DevOps environment.

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Load Testing, Performance Testing, Stress Testing

No matter how experienced you are, it’s easy to get terms mixed, confused, and misunderstood. To help, we’ve prepared this brief primer on performance testing vs stress testing to define these common terms (and a few others). You may still hear some of these terms used interchangeably, but at least now you have ammunition to correct others when you’re feeling pedantic. <grin> Let’s start with load testing.

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LoadImpact’s Developer-First Focus: Why You Care

We recently talked about the “new” shift left testing trend. The concept is important, for sure, especially in a larger, less nimble development organization. But all testing, we believe, should be developer-first.

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Video: Load Testing on Loadimpact.com vs k6, using Jenkins

Check out this video recording, where we cover the basics of load testing and how to build an automation pipeline using Jenkins executing tests on LoadImpact.com. In the end we'll take a peak view on our next major platform upgrade, built on top of our open source load testing tool - k6

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What Does “Shift Left” Mean?

The phrase “shift left” testing has gained some recent traction. But what does “shift left” mean for you? In short, it means what you already know: the earlier you test, the better, and you should test consistently and continuously.

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