About two years ago, not long after the open-sourcing of k6, we released a Postman-to-k6 converter that was capable of converting the request definitions specified in a Postman collection to the equivalent k6 JS code. It worked well, but was very limited in scope as it didn’t handle all the features that makes Postman the great tool it is, like variables, data files, and pre-request and test scripts.
We’ve gotten a lot of feedback on Insights since we launched v4.0 of the product in June 2018. We took it to heart and started iterating, improving Insights over the last couple of months. Today we’ve released a significant UX and UI refactor so a blog post to explain what’s changed is warranted.
The latest release of k6 is...not v1.0, but an intermediate release preparing for some upcoming bigger changes that we want to get into k6 before we cut a v1.0 release. There are however some interesting additions, and bug fixes, in this release:
If you’ve been in the load testing game for awhile or ever looked around for open source load testing tools, which you no doubt had at some point if you’re reading this, you’d likely have run into JMeter. It’s a well-known, featureful load testing tool but with quite a few years on its back, first seeing the light of day in 1998.
A new year of load testing fun has begun. Lots of things have happened since the last product update email. We’ve built a new tool to convert JMeter JMX files to k6 JS test files, we’ve launched an OSS program and have a number of exciting product updates to share with you.
v0.21.0 is here! 🎉
We're happy to see continued contributions from members of the community in this release, from 4 people outside of Load Impact this time around. A big thanks to the following people for contributing to this release: @antekresic, @cyberw, @danron and @jmccann. Also, thanks to everyone that contributed in other ways on Github, in Slack and for spreading the word about k6!
With the new k6 HAR converter, it is dead simple to use a browser to record a user session and then let k6 replay it in a load test. This article describes the HAR converter feature and how you can use it.
There’re a lot of things happening at Load Impact at the moment, and to make sure you’re up to date on what we’re up to, we’ll start sending product update emails and posting this on our blog, in the frequency range of once a month. As always we’ll continue to update the changelog as soon as features and bugfixes gets released.
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!
At Load Impact, we build a tool that helps you understand and continuously keep track of your application’s performance at varying levels of traffic.
Our software does this by simulating virtual users interacting with your application. (It's pretty cool, if you ask us and thousands of our users )
Simply put: Load Impact is a performance testing service.
I have worked for Load Impact since its founding, and I’m going to share how we use the tool ourselves.