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.
A good year!
Just now we released k6 version 0.18, which includes substantial changes from 0.17. I wanted to tell you a bit about those, and also look back at what has happened in the project during 2017.
Are you on the lookout for a load testing tool, but fear the time investment you’re going to have to make to install, configure and then evaluate a bunch of different tools?
(Warning to readers: this article is long and rambling, like most articles by the same author)
Once upon a time, I wrote a very simple command-line load testing tool in C. I called it "myload", partly because it was written by, well...myself, and partly as an allusion to MySQL (this was back in the days when MySQL ruled and I had yet to start using PostgreSQL).
As some may already know, Load Impact recently let loose upon the world yet another load testing tool - k6
We’re happy to announce WebSocket support for k6!
Note that this announcement is related to the open source load testing tool k6, not to the loadimpact.com SaaS tool.
Remember, too, we narrowed the list for this review to what we consider to be the most popular, open-source load testing tools. This list includes:
- The Grinder