Load testing with k6 for beginners, with Inanç Gümüs and Viktor Mihajlovic (k6 Office Hours #31)

Load testing with k6 for beginners, with Inanç Gümüs and Viktor Mihajlovic (k6 Office Hours #31)

Oct 16, 2021

Load testing with k6 can be daunting for beginners. In this k6 Office Hours, we talk about first impressions and potential issues when getting started with k6. k6 Developer Advocate Nicole van der Hoeven and k6 Technical Customer Success Engineer Viktor Mihajlovic welcome a new member to the k6 team, Software Engineer Inanç Gümüs.


0:00 Intro

9:04 k6 developers also regularly provide hands-on community support

12:28 What's a Week of Testing?

15:48 Inanç's Week of Testing presentation

24:29 How long it takes to initialize a script in the cloud

28:12 Multiple workflows in the same script

33:21 Including ramp-up in a k6 script

35:29 k6 and GitHub Actions

36:18 Other common questions from new users

40:50 Running a script and analyzing results

47:22 Thresholds in a k6 script

52:46 Inanç's first impressions of k6 as a tool

55:34 Nicole's tool of the week: Reclaim.ai

57:16 Viktor's productivity tip ;)

58:37 Inanç's favorite task management tool

Resources for new users
k6 documentation: https://k6.io/docs
k6 Community Forum: https://community.k6.io
Email k6: support@k6.io
Nicole's week of testing (playlist): https://www.youtube.com/watch
How to use k6 for load testing (playlist): https://www.youtube.com/watch
k6 Community page: https://k6.io/community/

Other links mentioned
k6 vs JMeter (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch
k6 vs JMeter (article): https://k6.io/blog/k6-vs-jmeter/
k6 and GitHub Actions (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch
Reclaim: https://reclaim.ai
Obsidian: https://obsidian.md
Load testing with Azure Pipelines: https://k6.io/blog/integrating-load-testing-with-azure-pipelines/
Jose Luis Latorre Millas's talk, _Performance testing: from zero to hero with k6 and Azure_, at Cloud Summit: https://www.youtube.com/watch
In the Universe of k6 (Conf42): https://www.youtube.com/watch
ObservabilityCON 2021: https://grafana.com/about/events/observabilitycon/2021/
Inanç's course: https://www.udemy.com/course/learn-go-the-complete-bootcamp-course-golang/

More k6 Office Hours: https://www.youtube.com/playlist

Inanç on Twitter: https://twitter.com/inancgumus
Viktor on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/viktormihajlovic/
Nicole on Twitter: https://twitter.com/n_vanderhoeven

Learn more about k6:
Website: https://k6.io
Repo: https://github.com/loadimpact/k6