Load Impact 4.0: k6 + Load Impact Insights + Load Impact Cloud Execution
Performance testing is an essential part of today's DevOps workflows. It requires the capability to run load tests both locally and in the cloud to address different users' needs at different stages of the software development cycle.
The DevOps methodology allows development and IT operations teams to significantly increase the speed and frequency of deployment of software. In the 2018 State of DevOps Report, 75% of respondents to the survey increased frequency of deployments. And, 79% of DevOps teams reported improved quality and performance of their software.
Performance testing tools that fit into DevOps workflows help teams to shorten the development cycle and deliver high performance software (websites, apps, and APIs) faster.
The secrets to an effective DevOps team are communication and collaboration. This is especially true in load testing.
The #1 best practice we recommend with your regular load testing is to set pass/fail triggers with your automated build processes. (We’ve talked about that elsewhere.) As part of those triggers, failure notifications should be set up in a shared communications channel.