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.
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.
API load testing doesn’t have to be confusing and complex. As with so many things, a major part of what you need to do is not that complex. You can cover the majority of what you need to test with your API with a simple, straightforward plan and setup. Once you’ve done that, feel free to make it more difficult and complex. Until then, here’s how to load test your API the easy way.
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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Load scripts are used to program the behavior of simulated users in a load test. Apart from native functionality of the Lua language, load script programmers can also use Load Impact's load script APIs to write their advanced load scripts.