Are You Who This Developer Survey Says You Are?

Like any developers, we like to think we know our customers and our ultimate users. The tricky part: our customers are developers like us. So when we see developer research, we think, “Can this be true? Does this really reflect our customers?”

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k6 loves Grafana

Many people have started using k6 to test their web services and APIs, but not all are aware of the different results output options offered by k6. This article shows how simple it is to use Grafana to visualise your k6 test results.

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Performance Testing vs Performance Monitoring

We’re all about performance testing here, and we love to empower developers to intelligently build apps with performance in mind. But performance testing isn’t enough: it works hand-in-hand with performance monitoring. Here’s how.

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Quick How-To: Choosing Your Load Test Size

You’re ready to run your load test, you’ve recorded a script, and you know what you want to test.

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Why Load Testing Should Be Both Consistent and Continuous

You’re committed to load testing because you’re convinced of its benefits. But are you load testing both consistently and continuously?

Both are important, and both deliver results. Those results not only optimize your app’s performance - but can catch job-threatening performance issues early in development. Let’s talk about them individually.

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Ecommerce Growth Up 20%: Keep Load Testing

We might all be breathing a sigh of relief. We survived the holiday shopping season, and what most of us consider the peak ecommerce season.

Don’t believe it. We’re all professionals, and there’s no time to rest, it turns out. Our reminder: keep load testing because ecommerce continues to increase.

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Why Developers Insist on Being Measured on Software Performance

How do you set your performance metrics for your personal performance reviews? What do other developers do? Turns out, most prefer two performance-related metrics.

Every organization, every team, is a little bit different. Your personal job performance metrics might be different from your colleague’s, or your friend’s at another company.

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When should I start load testing?

Realism is a good goal, but don't lose sight of the trade-offs. If you wait to test until you have a perfect simulation, you'll miss opportunities to fix problems. Look for ways to start with simple testing instead, and then build up to more complex simulations.

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Understanding Test URL Status Codes to Track Performance

Congratulations: you’ve run a few LoadImpact load tests and you’re anxiously poring over the results. You’ve probably already gained a few insights about what you might improve. You’ve seen some areas you want to explore further. And you’ve found some mysterious status codes in the URLs tab on the test results page.

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How to get started load testing your API from a template

It’s important to perform API Performance Testing. In this article, we’ll review our simple strategy for getting started and give you a template or sample script for your JSON API.

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