k6 v0.24.0 released

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:

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Announcing: JMeter to k6 JS converter tool

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.

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Free Subscription for Open Source projects

Load Impact is proud to now offer a free premium subscription to qualifying Open Source projects.

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Load Testing RESTful APIs with k6

REST APIs make up about 83% of all APIs currently in use. Performance testing of APIs is becoming more and more critical to ensure overall system performance. Let's take a look at how we can use the k6 open source load testing tool to performance test REST API endpoints.

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Visual Studio 2019  Last Version to have Load Testing Capability

In the recently published Visual Studio 2019 preview release notes, Microsoft stated that this will be the last version of Visual Studio with load testing features. They recommend that their customers seek out alternative load testing tools. In a massive oversight, they completely forgot to include Load Impact in their list of alternatives!  ;)

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It's Really About Helping You Achieve Peak Performance

Sure, Load Impact provides a SaaS application for performance testing websites, web apps and APIs. And we have some industry-first capabilities, such as our recently announced Load Impact Insights Performance Alerts. And, the goal is to enable you to deliver higher performing software to market faster and at lower cost.

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Getting Started with Performance Testing, for Developers

Introduction

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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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Webinar Recording: Performance testing in the cloud

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. Local testing for developers early in the development cycle. Cloud testing for developers and QA teams that need to run much larger tests later in the dev cycle.

Cloud execution services free you from having to maintain your own load generation infrastructure. Watch this webinar to learn how you can run performance tests in the cloud using the open source load testing tool - k6.

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Getting the Most Out of your Load Impact 4.0 Free Trial

Introduction

If you have already signed up for a free trial of Load Impact 4.0 - thanks! If not, you can sign up here. We’d like to make it easier for you to achieve your product evaluation goals. This document provides some guidance to help you get the most out of your free trial and determine if Load Impact 4.0 meets your website, SaaS app, API, etc. performance testing needs.

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