Accurate Load Testing Under A Deadline

You should have run load tests before, but now it’s time to ship and you’re under the gun. We’ve all been there.

Here’s how we recommend you get the most accurate load tests possible when you’re on a deadline: test against a reasonably realistic user behavior scenario using the LoadImpact Chrome extension.

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Advanced Load Testing: When to Use Simulated User Data in Load Tests

For the most accurate load test, best practices (and common sense) dictate that your testing environment be as close to real production and user behavior as possible. We get it, though! Best practices don’t necessarily reflect the challenge and rush of a real development pipeline. For example, if you’re like us, you likely have a much larger amount of data in your production environment than in your testing and staging environment. A detailed, extremely realistic testing database is nice, but perhaps not necessary. Let us explain.

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Optimize Your Work with Load Testing Strategies

As with so many things in life, best practices in load testing apply well to optimizing your work and your workday. You can find productivity hacks anywhere, including in your load testing habits. Here’s our take:

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How User Scenarios Will Make Your E-commerce Site Testing Better

Basic load testing is worth doing, and worth doing often. Sometimes when you’re under a deadline with your e-commerce site, all you have time for is basic testing. But we’ll explain how user scenarios will make your e-commerce site testing better.

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How often you should load test

TL;DR: Run your load tests with your nightly builds. 

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3 Tips for Ecommerce Site Performance

Performance is essential for ecommerce sites. For every site, app or API, performance is important. But for ecommerce sites, performance translates directly to profits. Try these 3 tips for ecommerce site performance to speed your site for Black Friday and every day. Test early and save a lot of headaches later.

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Creating k6 - a developer-centric load testing tool

How we created k6 - the engineering story.

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How to automate Load Testing with k6 in TeamCity builds

We have created a simple step by step guide on how to integrate k6 in your TeamCity build setup. 

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Three Load Tests You Must Run

The concept of load testing seems simple. You just run a test against your app, API or site and see how it performs under a simulated user load. But the reality is slightly more complex. There are three load tests you must run to optimize performance.

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How to automate Load Testing with k6 in CircleCI builds

For all you CircleCI users out there, we have created a simple step by step page on how to integrate k6 in your build setup. 

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