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.
As with people, regular checkups can ensure your site’s healthy performance. You’re more likely to find small issues before they become big problems when you consistently perform site performance checkups.
Join our webinar where we'll cover the basics of load testing and how to build an automation pipeline using Jenkins executing tests on LoadImpact.com. In the end we will also take a peak view on our next major platform upgrade, built on top of our open source load testing tool - k6
A good year!
Just now we released k6 version 0.18, which includes substantial changes from 0.17. I wanted to tell you a bit about those, and also look back at what has happened in the project during 2017.
This month we have more updates to share around k6 (our new and open source load testing tool) and LoadImpact Insights. In the last product update email we mentioned we have some major improvements to our product in the works. To be more specific, we can now share with you that we’re building a new version of the LoadImpact product on top of k6 and with Insights as the result experience for k6 based tests. This means that k6 tests will get a new execution mode. Besides being executable locally on machines that you manage yourself, it will be possible to execute k6 tests on globally distributed infrastructure managed by us in the cloud. The result analysis for both modes of execution will be available through Insights.
Mobile testing is hard. But with today’s application architectures, load testing can address many of the important bottlenecks in your overall app or browser performance. First, though, let’s look at user behavior.
We’d like to tell you that you can now rest easy: everything you’ve built will run just fine no matter how much traffic you get. Wouldn’t that feel nice? But the latest trend reports suggest that e-commerce growth shows no sign of slowing — and your consistent load testing and performance testing can help your site be ready.
Many businesses run on a calendar fiscal year. And even those that don’t often budget quarterly. No matter how your business is organized, you’re likely looking at getting some spending done before the end of the quarter. Here are a few ideas based on our experience in optimizing performance.