Load test your Serverless apps.The goal of load testing is to ensure that the architecture and system design works for the amount web applications of traffic expected. The serverless application would be to overloading the system with too many requests in a short period time. This article explains an approach to run load tests for serverless application using “Artillery Core”
The goal of load testing is to ensure that the architecture and system design works for the amount of traffic expected. It can help developers find bottlenecks and unexpected behavior before we deploy the application to production
I always compare serverless applications to a glass tumbler. Yeah, it looks good and fulfills its purpose, but there is always a chance, in one or other way someone will break it and the most common way to break the serverless application would be to overloading the system with too many requests in a short period time.
So moving on from glass analogy, here are some of the reasons why execution of load testing is critical:
Artillery is a modern, powerful & easy-to-use performance testing toolkit. Use it to ship scalable applications that stay performant & resilient under high load.
You can use Artillery to run two types of performance tests:
Artillery can be used to test the following services:
Here are some things to consider when deciding whether or not API load testing is right for your application.
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Frequently used terms in this article: server: a single server where our application is running (or) a setup with multiple servers where our application is running. client: a server that is used for firing/sending requests to our application. Why Load testing? Load testing is the process of putting load (user requests) and then checking the response of your application(under test). It is performed to check the system’s behavior under defined load and the peak load conditions.