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Blitz vs k6: What are the differences?

Blitz: Load testing for websites, web apps, and REST APIs. Build bulletproof, scalable solutions with Blitz - a simple and fun service for load testing web apps and APIs in the cloud. Blitz offers powerful yet simple capabilities including continuous monitoring, performance testing and remediation. Blitz enables you to instantly burst up to 50,000 concurrent users against your app in seconds from multiple points of presence around the world; k6: Developer centric open-source load and performance testing tool. It is a developer centric open source load testing tool for testing the performance of your backend infrastructure. It’s built with Go and JavaScript to integrate well into your development workflow.

Blitz and k6 can be primarily classified as "Load and Performance Testing" tools.

Some of the features offered by Blitz are:

  • Complex transactions- Whether you want to test a web page or a complex transaction , Blitz makes it easy for you to determine the number of users you can support.
  • Detailed feedback- Get detailed statistics and feedback in real time, and in plain English
  • Plugins- With our extension for Chrome or add-on for Firefox , just navigating to a webpage and run a performance test. Blitz takes care of the cookies, authentication and all the other underlying complexities.

On the other hand, k6 provides the following key features:

  • Written in Go and JavaScript, built to integrate well into the modern developer workflow and automation pipelines
  • 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 is an open source tool with 5.57K GitHub stars and 287 GitHub forks. Here's a link to k6's open source repository on GitHub.

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    Load testing
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    Fits nicely in a CI workflow
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    It's code-first
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    Open-source
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    Test scripts are written in javascript
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    Easy to use

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Cons of Blitz
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      Requires bundling and transpiling to use npm packages

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    What is Blitz?

    Build bulletproof, scalable solutions with Blitz - a simple and fun service for load testing web apps and APIs in the cloud. Blitz offers powerful yet simple capabilities including continuous monitoring, performance testing and remediation. Blitz enables you to instantly burst up to 50,000 concurrent users against your app in seconds from multiple points of presence around the world.

    What is k6?

    It is a developer centric open source load testing tool for testing the performance of your backend infrastructure. It’s built with Go and JavaScript to integrate well into your development workflow.

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    What are some alternatives to Blitz and k6?
    Loader.io
    Loader.io is a free load testing service that allows you to stress test your web-apps/apis with thousands of concurrent connections.
    Apache JMeter
    It is open source software, a 100% pure Java application designed to load test functional behavior and measure performance. It was originally designed for testing Web Applications but has since expanded to other test functions.
    Gatling
    Gatling is a highly capable load testing tool. It is designed for ease of use, maintainability and high performance. Out of the box, Gatling comes with excellent support of the HTTP protocol that makes it a tool of choice for load testing any HTTP server. As the core engine is actually protocol agnostic, it is perfectly possible to implement support for other protocols. For example, Gatling currently also ships JMS support.
    Locust
    Locust is an easy-to-use, distributed, user load testing tool. Intended for load testing web sites (or other systems) and figuring out how many concurrent users a system can handle.
    AWS Device Farm
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