DOP 162: Performance Testing With K6

Posted on Wednesday, Jun 8, 2022

Show Notes

#162: Ever since the release of web applications, performance testing tools have been around to help analyze load times and many other aspects of those applications.

However, many of those performance testing tools require you to learn vendor specific languages or you’re forced to point and click in order to create your tests. These requirements to use those tools made it really unpleasant for developers to create and maintain tests.

In this episode, we speak with Nicole van der Hoeven about k6, a modern load testing tool built for developers.

Guests

Nicole van der Hoeven

Nicole van der Hoeven

Nicole is a performance engineer with over a decade of experience in breaking software and learning to build it back up again. She has lived in the Philippines, the US, Australia, and now the Netherlands, helping teams all over the world scale up their load tests on the cloud. She currently works at k6 as a Developer Advocate for performance testing, which means she learns new stuff for a living and then tells people about how she did it. When she’s not testing, she enjoys making videos, learning languages, and catching Pokémon.

Hosts

Darin Pope

Darin Pope

Darin Pope is a developer advocate for CloudBees.

Viktor Farcic

Viktor Farcic

Viktor Farcic is a member of the Google Developer Experts and Docker Captains groups, and published author.

His big passions are DevOps, Containers, Kubernetes, Microservices, Continuous Integration, Delivery and Deployment (CI/CD) and Test-Driven Development (TDD).

He often speaks at community gatherings and conferences (latest can be found here).

He has published The DevOps Toolkit Series, DevOps Paradox and Test-Driven Java Development.

His random thoughts and tutorials can be found in his blog TechnologyConversations.com.

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