Want to find out which pieces of your site break down under load first, so you know how you'll need to scale before your systems catch fire? Load testing answers this question, and these days you can simulate full user behavior in a load test, rather than merely hammering a single endpoint. We'll look at K6, a FOSS tool that does exactly this, pointing it at a garden-variety web app to see what we need to optimize in order to allow our site to withstand a level of traffic that some folks might say is a good problem to have.


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Very good and informative talk. Hope to see you back again next year!!!