« Load Testing with k6: Simplifying Performance Engineering »
17:10 - 17:35
Amphi 300

The success of a business today heavily relies on its digital performance. Load testing has become an essential part of the development lifecycle to ensure that applications can handle real-world traffic and maintain high performance. However, traditional load testing tools can be complex, expensive, and time-consuming, making it difficult for developers to integrate load testing into their workflows. This is where Grafana k6 comes in – an open-source, developer-centric load testing tool that simplifies load testing, making it accessible to all.

In this talk, I will introduce k6 and demonstrate its capabilities and features, including creating load tests using the built-in scripting language, generating realistic user behaviour scenarios, and analyzing results with easy-to-use dashboards. I will provide an overview of the k6 architecture, which is based on two primary languages - Golang, chosen for its efficiency and high performance, and JavaScript, known for its simplicity and inclusion of built-in functions and libraries that simplify interactions with HTTP and other protocols.

By the end of this talk, attendees will have a good understanding of how k6 can simplify load testing and performance engineering, enabling developers to create high-performing applications that meet user demands and business goals.