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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Load Testing using CircleCI and k6

As we’re big believers in dogfooding we’ve used our open source load testing tool, k6, to set up load testing automation with CircleCI. This is how we did it, and some tips and tricks to make your load testing automation easier. Let’s go!

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Meetup: How to load test, the developer way

Tl;dr — We're hosting a DevOps Stockholm meetup at our HQ in Stockholm. The headline of the event is "How to load test, the developer way" by Robin Gustafsson.

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Black Friday is just around the corner. Be prepared for the storm. 

We know, the summer is almost here and the last thing you want to think about is November. Though, Black Friday is only six months away from now, which makes this the perfect time to start preparing your sites and applications for the expected cyber crowds.

To make sure you are fully prepared for November 24th, we serve you 3 Best Practices for making sure you are ready. Don't wait to the last minute, the earlier you discover flaws, the less you will have to spend in the long run.

Despite the somewhat ominous name of “Black Friday,” the United States’ unofficial shopping holiday is a joyous occasion for many — especially from the comfort of their own home.

Online shopping outpaced in-store shopping last year, and we don’t see that trend reversing anytime soon. 

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Easier Load Testing: New UI improvements

If you’ve visited the Load Impact app today, you’ve probably already noticed some UI refinements. Based on usage patterns and your input, we’ve streamlined and reorganized features so they’re easier and more intuitive. We’ll describe them below, but you’ll discover them quickly and easily just by taking a few moments to click around the app.

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Open Source Load Testing Tool Review - Benchmarks

We shared our detailed analysis of open-source load testing tools in a recent review. In that review, we also promised to share the behind-the-scenes benchmarks. In this article, we'll share those benchmarks so you can see how we arrived at our performance review for each open-source load testing tool.
Remember, too, we narrowed the list for this review to what we consider to be the most popular, open-source load testing tools. This list includes:
  • Jmeter
  • Gatling
  • Locust
  • The Grinder
  • Apachebench
  • Artillery
  • Tsung
  • Vegeta
  • Siege
  • Boom
  • Wrk
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Load Testing on a Strict Deadline

You and your team have been pushing plenty of updates to your app over the last few weeks in preparation for a marketing milestone.

Everybody in the company is excited, and you can’t wait for users — and potential customers — to see what you’ve cooked up for their enjoyment.

But you haven’t been continuously performance testing throughout development (a bad move, but we forgive you), and you just realized it’s time to start running load tests.

Never fear! We’ve broken down a few steps to get your load testing extravaganza up-and-running, and from there you can smoothly transition to continuous testing, which will save you from this headache in the future.

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More Load Zones for More Realistic Load Tests

Simulating real traffic patterns is the best way to get actionable results from your load tests. That includes creating tests that closely mirror where your traffic is coming from.

The latest Load Impact update brings the ability to generate load from six additional Amazon Web Services Regions around the world in your load tests.

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Better Testing with Visual Studio for Developers and DevOps: Webinar Recap

This webinar not only shows you how to automate load testing in your CI pipeline, but you’ll also learn how Julien applies Microsoft’s best practices to the DevOps and “continuous” mindset while embracing the world of open source software.

Continuous load testing throughout the software development process improves your understanding of your website, application and infrastructure performance.

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Webinar: Better Testing with Visual Studio for Developers and DevOps

Developers around the world are discovering that load testing isn’t just a one-off project or something you wait until the last minute to do.

Integrating load testing into your DevOps and Continuous Integration lifecycle helps you achieve a few things.

  • Load testing is yet another task you can automate — and we know that’s a good thing
  • Understand the performance impact of each code commit
  • Plot your app or website’s performance trend over time
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