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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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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Test Talk Podcast: Lowering Performance Testing Barriers Using k6

Be sure to check out this Test Talk podcast hosted by Joe Colantonio. Joe speaks with Robin Gustafsson, CTO of Load Impact, about lowering the barriers for performance testing, to make it much easier for developers to test early in the development cycle. Robin talks about k6, the open source load testing tool that was built to be "developer centric."

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Webinar: 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. Attend 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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Performance Testing in the Cloud, a Deeper Dive

As discussed in the earlier blog on Performance Testing in the Cloud, performance testing tools must fit into today's DevOps workflows. This means that they should support both local testing and cloud based testing. Local testing for developers, early in the dev cycle, and cloud based testing later in the cycle for running larger tests.

Let's take a deeper dive into the cloud based testing scenario. 

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Webinar recording: Automate Load Testing with GitLab CI Integration

This is the recording of the webinar where we've covered the basics of load testing and how to incorporate load testing into your automation pipeline using the GitLab Continuous Integration tool. Learn how to execute performance tests with our open source load testing tool - k6 as part of your CI workflow.

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