Building a UI for the k6 load testing tool

This article describes how to build an external command-and-control UI for exploratory load testing with k6. The UI is written in Python and features some awesome ASCII graphics using the Python curses library.

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How to control a live k6 test, with these built-in commands

This article takes a look at the k6 pause/resume/scale/stats/status commands, and how to use them to control and query a remote k6 instance running a test. This can be useful when you want to dynamically control a load test at runtime, pausing it or modifying the number of virtual users.

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k6 Update 2017

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.

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Product Update November 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.

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How to do 10 things in Jmeter vs k6

 

 

We recently released k6, the new load testing tool written in Go and scriptable in Javascript. It has seen a phenomenal reception (over 3,000 stars on Github already!) but there isn’t yet much about k6 on Stackoverflow (please do ask some questions there, if you have any!)

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Open Source Load Testing Tool Benchmarks V2

 
Earlier this year, we wrote a couple of articles reviewing the functionality, usability (link to review article) and performance (link to benchmark article) of a bunch of open-source load testing tools. Si nce then, we have uncovered our own open-source load testing tool - k6 - and it would seem it is time for an update to our reviews and benchmarks, so that we both include k6 but a lso test newer versions of the other tools out there.
 
So, here are the NEW AND UPDATED op en source load testing tool benchmarks!
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Meetup: The Magic of Load Testing

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

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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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WebSocket support in k6

We’re happy to announce WebSocket support for k6!
Note that this announcement is related to the open source load testing tool k6, not to the loadimpact.com SaaS tool. 

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