This month we have more updates to share around k6 (our new and open source load testing tool) and LoadImpact Insights. In the last product update email we mentioned we have some major improvements to our product in the works. To be more specific, we can now share with you that we’re building a new version of the LoadImpact product on top of k6 and with Insights as the result experience for k6 based tests. This means that k6 tests will get a new execution mode. Besides being executable locally on machines that you manage yourself, it will be possible to execute k6 tests on globally distributed infrastructure managed by us in the cloud. The result analysis for both modes of execution will be available through Insights.
We’re striving to deliver a product that targets a more modern, collaborative and automated, way of delivering software, where a developer-centric solution is needed to get the proper buy-in from developers as they get load testing responsibility added on their shoulders when parts of it gets shifted left from QA.
Oh, and if you’re a customer and would like to join the early access program for the new product, which will start in the next few weeks, let us know 👍
We have finally packaged and released a new version of k6, v.0.18.0. Lots of goodies in this release on the march towards a v1.0 (some of the below were announced already in the previous product update email).
We’ve also updated the documentation with a couple of new pages:
To better support the result analysis experience we’ve updated Insights with a dedicated view for URLs.
When a test is prematurely ended, eg. metrics are not being streamed as they should from k6, the test is put into a finalized "time out” state by Insights.
If you haven’t registered yet, join us on December 14 when we’ll host a webinar where Robin Gustafsson (Load Impact CTO) will demo and talk about the basics of load testing with our open source project - k6 (next gen Load Impact will be built on k6), how it differs from our current Lua based product offering available through loadimpact.com, and how to integrate both into an automation pipeline in Jenkins.
To register for the webinar follow this link.