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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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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Load Testing with Load Impact using Jenkins

Load Impact integrates nicely with Jenkins, a leading continuous delivery and integration automation platform. Using our robust and extensible APIs you can integrate Load Impact’s world-leading performance testing platform into your automated Jenkins pipeline build and test process. 

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CI Integrations for Performance Testing

It’s one of our most commonly asked questions: what about CI integrations for performance testing? The short answer is simple: we have them, you should have them, and you should make sure you’ve implemented them.

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Load Impact Product Update - October 2017

Hi there!

There’re a lot of things happening at Load Impact at the moment, and to make sure you’re up to date on what we’re up to, we’ll start sending product update emails and posting this on our blog, in the frequency range of once a month. As always we’ll continue to update the changelog as soon as features and bugfixes gets released.

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No Tests - No Pull Request, Right? Types of Tests that Should Be in Your Codebase

As Viach Kakovskyi (@BackendandBBQ) stated in his blog post "If you do not have time to write tests today - you will find the time for fixing bugs Friday’s night". In other words, to establish solid reliability in production tomorrow we need to invest our time today.

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Basics of Continuous Load Tests

Building a continuous load test might seem intimidating, but it’s not. You may think continuous load tests entail extensive integration, finicky server setup, detailed custom scripts, and a lot of annoyance mixed with caffeine and long hours.

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How to Automate Load Testing

Most developers are extremely familiar with automated testing as part of their CI/CD pipelines. Continuous improvement and continuous delivery integrate unit testing as a matter of course.

But there’s another type of testing you *should* be doing, but most developers aren’t. Since we’re load testing experts, we’re sure you’ve already guessed our recommendation: add load testing to your automation pipelines.

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Continuous load testing saves your company time and money

Continuously performance testing websites, apps and infrastructure throughout the development cycle is a growing practice in the software industry.

We’re helping lead that charge by making Load Impact the most DevOps- and continuous delivery-friendly performance testing solution on the market.

We’ve talked to thousands of software developers around the world (we’ve been around for 6+ years now) and most people who decide to integrate Load Impact into their continuous integration environment have a few different reasons, but they all lead back to the same two principles: Saving time, and saving money.

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Integrate k6 with your favorite DevOps and Developer Tools

At Load Impact we believe in goal oriented and automated load testing. That's why we have built k6 to work smoothly in such environments, integrating nicely with tools like CircleCIJenkins and TeamCity. Now we can offer even more integrations such as AWS Codebuild, bash (*nix /MacOS) and PowerShell (Windows)

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