What is k6?
k6 is a tool in the Load and Performance Testing category of a tech stack.
k6 is an open source tool with GitHub stars and GitHub forks. Here’s a link to k6's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses k6?
41 companies reportedly use k6 in their tech stacks, including kevin., Yousign, and Modanisa.com.
108 developers on StackShare have stated that they use k6.
Kafka, Grafana, Debian, Datadog, and Linux are some of the popular tools that integrate with k6. Here's a list of all 9 tools that integrate with k6.
Pros of k6
Fits nicely in a CI workflow
Easy to use
Decisions about k6
Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose k6 in their tech stack.
- Primarily for load testing, it also works for functional testing of APIs and microservices with its powerful JS ES6 based scripting API
- Straightforward CLI, sharing many UX aspects with the DevOps tools you already use
k6 Alternatives & Comparisons
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