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?”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.