Preston So

Research shows that if your application introduces latency of even a few milliseconds, your business revenue can suffer immensely. At Tag1, we often have clients approach us with concerns about high traffic. Load testing and performance tuning often elicit groans from architects and developers more interested in building features, but it is a critical step in the process to ensuring your web application can operate at scale under heavy load. Though other load testing ecosystems...

Jeremy Andrews

Load testing is one of the tools we leverage regularly at Tag1. It can help prevent website outages, stress test code changes, and identify bottlenecks. The ability to run the same test repeatedly gives critical insight into the impact of changes to the code and/or systems. Often -- as part of our engagements with clients -- we will write a load test that can be leveraged and re-used by the client into the future. In...

Narayan Newton

Locust.io is a great tool for applying load in a controlled manner and measuring response. However, historically speaking nobody has really cared about a solo locust. They just aren't that concerning in the singular. Likewise, load applied from a single point to a moderately complicated infrastructure is both easy to block (or rate limit) and also not very representative of a real world situation. (Aside from the people you inevitably end up talking to who...

Narayan Newton

Apache JMeter and I have a long and complicated relationship. It is definitely a trusted and valuable tool, but I am also quite confident that certain parts of it will make an appearance in my particular circle of hell. Due to this somewhat uncomfortable partnership, I am always interested in new tools for applying load to an infrastructure and monitoring the results. Locust.io is not exactly a new tool, but I have only recently begun...