This spring seemed to fly by, but not without some exciting announcements and a little celebrating! Check out the latest news.
🙌 v0.38.0 released
k6 v0.38.0 is here! This release primarily contains support of a new AWS JS client, maintenance efforts, and a variety of improvements.
The new AWS JS client, K6-jslib-aws lets you interact with AWS S3 and Secret Manager from your k6 script. Read more about this new library in the k6 documentation.
Some other improvements include:
A better way to tag k6 stages
Add the ability to decrypt k6 traffic
Access consolidated options through the exec.test.options
Logs now print the content of objects and arrays
Disable output colors through an environment variable
Prevent starting a test with errors on the threshold configuration
Passphrase-protected TLS private keys
For a full list of new features, check out Release Notes.
Want to hear directly from the k6 developers about the new k6 v0.38 OSS release? We are hosting a k6 Community Call on Friday, May 20, 2022. Come and join us!
✨ New in k6 Cloud
- Private load zones let you start tests on k6 Cloud but have them execute on your own cloud infrastructure, provisioned within AWS.
- We have also been improving k6 Cloud App for Grafana including simplifying the installation experience. Click here for a list of improvements and watch this Office Hour to hear directly from the engineers who built it.
xk6-browser is our extension for browser automation to test end-to-end websites. The team has been working hard to bring new APIs and stabilize the project. Many community members have been using xk6-browser for the last few months, and we have received a ton of great feedback.
If you want to know what's new, v0.3.0 is very close. And in the spirit of transparency and building together with the community, we share its roadmap publicly with our short, mid, and long-term goals.
In this video, we walk you through how to get started with xk6-browser.
k6chaijs is a new assertion library that provides chainable assertions with expect . It's an alternative to check() and group().
⚙️ k6 Extensions
- Event loops and gRPC are now supported in Extensions.
- xk6-websockets: new extension using event loops and enabling a single VU to have multiple concurrent connections for better performance.
- xk6-kubernetes: query nodes, schedule jobs, create pods, run commands, ephemeral containers and more foundational work.
📣 GrafanaCONline 2022
We’ve got over 30 exciting sessions planned for our biggest Grafana community event of the year including Grafana k6: Testing without Limits on June 17: This talk will provide an overview of the extensibility provided by k6 and its ecosystem of more than 50 extensions.
View the full agenda and register now.
G2 recognized k6 as a High Performer in the load testing category. Kudos to the entire k6 team and community!
- There’s more than Performance Testing - Chaos Engineering with k6 and Steadybit [blog]
- k6 at StarEast 2022- Leandro SrPerf [blog]
- End-to-end browser testing using xk6-browser with Thomas Wikman [k6 Office Hours]
- Deployment-time testing with Grafana k6 and Flagger [blog]
- How we scaled our new Prometheus TSDB Grafana Mimir to 1 billion active series [blog]
-The k6 team