In testing, authoring refers to the test creation process.
k6 is, at its core, a Code-based testing tool. However, the k6 ecosystem provides a set of codeless tools to speed up the test creation and facilitate collaboration across different roles.
In k6, you could create a test using various tools:
- Your own text editor or IDE
- Script editor in the k6 Cloud
- Test builder
- Browser recorder
- Converters: JMeter, Postman and Swagger
After creating your test, you might want to debug it locally or run it on the cloud. Cloud tests will be executed from the geographic location/s you've selected in your test, on k6 Cloud infrastructure.
If you want to run a cloud test, there are two main places where you could start it: