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Frontend vs. backend performance testing

Which should you do: frontend vs. backend performance testing? The short answer is both. Each has its pros and cons, but hybrid load testing combines them and gives you the most holistic view of performance, including frontend concerns like how quickly a page renders or perceived application performance as well as backend concerns like response times of individual components.

How to organize testing scripts in k6 (k6 Office Hours #76)

In this video, we talk about how to organize testing scripts in k6 using features like tags, groups, and functions depending on what type of testing you want to do with your test script. Developer Advocates Paul Balogh, Marie Cruz, and Nicole van der Hoeven show us a few examples of how they would organize and modularize scripts in a test suite.

Distributed load testing using Kubernetes with k6 (k6 Office Hours #72)

We demonstrate how to run distributed load testing using Kubernetes with k6 and k6 operator. k6 can already run up to 40,000 virtual users from a single load generator, but if you want to scale that up further, you can use the Kubernetes operator to create a k6 custom resource within your cluster.

Hybrid performance testing with k6 (k6 Office Hours #71)

What is hybrid performance testing? It's an approach that involves writing and executing browser- and protocol-level testing scripts, but it does come with its own challenges. On this week's k6 Office Hours, Developer Advocates Marie Cruz and Leandro Melendez (Señor Performo) discuss the best practices for running hybrid performance tests with k6.