Performance Testing in the Cloud

Performance testing is an essential part of today's DevOps workflows. It requires the capability to run load tests both locally and in the cloud to address different users' needs at different stages of the software development cycle. 

The DevOps methodology allows development and IT operations teams to significantly increase the speed and frequency of deployment of software. In the 2018 State of DevOps Report, 75% of respondents to the survey increased frequency of deployments. And, 79% of DevOps teams reported improved quality and performance of their software.

Performance testing tools that fit into DevOps workflows help teams to shorten the development cycle and deliver high performance software (websites, apps, and APIs) faster.

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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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2018 Predictions: More Need for Load Testing

What’s going on in the world of testing?

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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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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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The state of load testing

(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).

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Creating k6 - a developer-centric load testing tool

How we created k6 - the engineering story.

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An... other load testing tool?

As some may already know, Load Impact recently let loose upon the world yet another load testing tool - k6

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