Testing Types (k6 Office Hours #88)

Testing Types (k6 Office Hours #88)

May 13, 2023

In this k6 Office Hours episode, Developer Advocates Leandro Melendez and Paul Balogh are joined for the first time by the Technical Content Manager Pepe Cano, to discuss the different load testing types, reviewing what are them, why do we need them, and multiple polemics around them.


00:00 Introduction and announcements

05:37 Load Test Types

08:42 Smoke Test

16:16 Average Load

22:54 Stress Test

26:35 Soak Test

33:53 Spike Test

42:09 Breakpoint Test

50:43 How to in k6

51:38 No Roller Coaster

55:04 Open VS Closed

58:09 Interesting Details

59:59 Pepe will be back

Nicole's KubeCon talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch
Load test types guide: https://k6.io/docs/test-types/load-test-types/
GrafanaCON 2023: https://grafana.com/about/events/grafanacon/2023/
Leandro's StarEast streams: https://www.youtube.com/playlist
k-SIX News May Roundup: https://www.youtube.com/watch

Contact Paul:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/javaducky
Site: https://javaducky.com/

Contact Leandro:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/srperf
Site: https://www.srperf.com/

Contact Pepe:

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