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.
With the new k6 HAR converter, it is dead simple to use a browser to record a user session and then let k6 replay it in a load test. This article describes the HAR converter feature and how you can use it.
A Practical Guide to Testing in DevOps offers direction and advice to anyone involved in testing in a DevOps environment.
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.
The phrase “shift left” testing has gained some recent traction. But what does “shift left” mean for you? In short, it means what you already know: the earlier you test, the better, and you should test consistently and continuously.
Internet giants sometimes approach testing differently than the rest of the world should. For example, in a recent Bloomberg BusinessWeek article, Alibaba Cloud senior product manager He Yunfei talks about Singles Day as the ultimate load test, basically. “We use it as a drill. It sharpens us,” he says, according to the article.
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.
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.
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.