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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Understanding Performance Logs for Performance Tuning

We believe load tests are your performance guardians. If the minimum performance levels you’ve set aren’t met, a build should fail. Load testing is as important as unit and functional testing, and we run our load tests with every nightly build. No matter how small our code changes are, we use load tests as safety mechanisms to make sure we didn’t accidentally torpedo our performance with a small change. (Nowadays systems, apps and dependencies can be so complex it’s difficult to predict how any change will affect the rest of the system.)

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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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Load Testing using Jenkins and k6

For all you Jenkins users out there, here's a guide on how to integrate k6 in your Jenkins Pipline setup. 

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Quick Tips for Load Testing Under A Deadline

You’ve procrastinated load testing and now you have to test quick. Or you’ve just been handed a project to test and the deadline’s looming. Here are some quick tips based on the most commonly asked questions we hear.

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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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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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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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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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