The Gatling family is growing! He arrived a few days earlier and some of you were already in contact with him: meet Jérémy!

Jérémy had many lives: he previously worked in project management, in Sales departments and, more recently, in IT Quality at Altran for 2 years.

Jérémy joined us as a business developer, in the team of Tristan, Arnaud, Rémi and Louen. We will benefit from his background and his valuable insights in IT Quality as well as in business development and account management.

Feel free to contact him, if you need any information, he would be glad to help you: jgrandillon@gatling.io

Welcome, Jérémy! We are thrilled to have you in our team!

The Gatling team

We are thrilled to announce that Gatling has reached 4,000,000 downloads!

A huge thanks to all our users who are contributing to Gatling in many ways! We can’t thank you enough for all your support over the years.

Lastest release, “First steps with Gatling”, AWS re:Invent and 5 things to do before Black Friday: here are other news about Gatling ⬇

Recent releases

Gatling 3.3.1 was released on the 7th of November, 2019. If you didn’t migrate yet, do it now!

More info about our latest release: https://gatling.io/2019/11/07/new-releases-gatling-3-3-1-gatling-frontline-1-9-1-are-out/

Check out our latest version

New with Gatling? Join our next webinar!

You are new with Gatling? Our next webinar “First steps with Gatling” will guide you through the scripting of your first Gatling test and give you some of the good practices to craft your simulation! Save the date: November 26th, at 7pm CET / 10am PT!

Register now!

AWS reInvent: Meet us in Las Vegas!

Gatling is sponsoring the AWS re:Invent 2019 edition! From the 2nd to the 6th of December, meet us in Las Vegas and get your Gatling tee-shirt, stickers and 2 weeks of unlimited testing with Gatling FrontLine!

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Black Friday: Are you ready?

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Black Friday is next week! Are you ready? Read our “5 things to do before Black Friday when you are in a hurry” list now!

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For the 2nd year in a row, Gatling Corp is a sponsor of AWS’ major event in Las Vegas: AWS re:Invent 2019!

Last year, we were celebrating the 1st release of Gatling FrontLine, Gatling’s Entreprise version, in AWS Marketplace.

This year, we celebrate our 200th customer in AWS Marketplace and 25,000 hours of load tests within one year!

Visit us at our booth #1034 and get your Gatling tee-shirt and stickers! You will also get 2 weeks of free unlimited testing with Gatling FrontLine in AWS Marketplace!

What is Gatling FrontLine?

Gatling FrontLine is Gatling’s Enterprise version. Gatling FrontLine comes up with a centralized interface for all your teams, a history of all your tests, advanced features for integration and automation, and automated deployments of your load injectors.

Watch our demo

How can I give it a try?

We have a free evaluation program, either for our on-premises offers or for our AWS Marketplace offers, click the link below to apply!

Apply for a free evaluation

 

We are looking forward to meeting you in Las Vegas!

The Gatling team

Gatling 3.3.1 and Gatling FrontLine 1.9.1 are out!

A huge thanks to our open-source contributors and to our Gatling Frontline customers for all their feature requests and feedback!

If you wish to evaluate gatling FrontLine, feel free to apply there: https://gatling.io/gatling-frontline/evaluation/

What’s new in Gatling 3.3.1?

 

 

We fixed a few bugs and implemented minor changes. Please check the full release note for more details.

Also please note that we’ve released gatling-maven-plugin 3.0.5.

What’s new in Gatling FrontLine 1.9.1?

 

 

We improved our integration with AWS S3. Gatling FrontLine can fetch your simulations in your Git, Nexus or Artifactory repositories as well as in an AWS S3 bucket.

We also improved our integrations (for you load injectors) with AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Digital Ocean and Open Stack.

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More info in our release note, check it out: https://gatling.io/docs/frontline/

 

We are looking forward to getting your feedback!

The Gatling team

 

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Black Friday is coming! Save the date: Friday 29th of November will be one of the busiest shopping days in the world this year. Billions of dollars will be spent, either at sales outlets or in e-commerce sites!

Black Friday: Season of crashes and slowdowns

It is an opportunity not to be missed for many companies all over the world. But Black Friday isn’t just about the pre-Christmas shopping season. It also involves massive slowdowns and crashes for many websites. Things you don’t want to happen on this particular day!

Slowdowns and crashes mean people will be leaving your website and checking out your competitors. It will dramatically damage your revenue and your brand image.

So, what should you do?

At Gatling Corp, we face this situation every year: people contacting us because their website crashed last year and they can’t afford that to happen one more time.

We won’t lie to you: unfortunately, within one month, there is no magic solution.

The long-term solution would be to do load testing throughout the entire year and even throughout your entire development lifecycle.

Gatling is designed to be integrated in your development pipeline and makes it easy to automate your load testing campaigns. Continuous load testing makes it possible to detect any performance regression at the earliest stage possible during the development of your web application.

But now is not the time for this! You only have one month left.

Quick-win tricks to improve your website’s performances

There are some quick-win tricks you can do within one month. So here are 5 simple things to do before Black Friday when you are in a hurry!

1. Check the rate of your website’s performances

You can find different tools to get an overall overview of your website’s performance and to optimize various aspects.

Here is a non-exhaustive list of tools that you could use:

GTMetrix

 

Yellow lab tool

 

Google PageSpeed Insights

 

2. Minify your assets

One way to quickly improve your website’s performances is to check if your assets are minified (js/CSS, compressed images). If not, you can find plenty of solutions to do that.

Minifying your assets will help you save a lot of resources.

To minify your images, you could use, for instance, Twic Pics. We met them at Station F (the world’s largest startups’ campus, in Paris, France).

3. Configure your cache

Don’t forget to configure your cache properly!

There are many solutions you could use to configure your cache. If you are using WordPress, you could have a look at WP Rocket.

4. Get a monitoring tool

Monitor your servers! Here again, there is plenty of different solutions you can find in the market. A monitoring tool get you live feedback of your production server but it is also very useful when you are doing load testing (see number 5!): you can then investigate your server-side metrics and your client-side metrics at the same time.

Prometheus, an open-source monitoring tool, is a solution we see more and more!

5. Load test your application with Gatling FrontLine

Of course, even if it is not the best practice to load test your application at the last minute, there are many things you can detect and eventually correct.

For instance, the load balancer itself can be the bottleneck of your application! Don’t forget to check this before the big day!

You have different strategies you can adopt for your auto-scaling. Don’t wait, hoping it is going to scale on its own. Make sure you configure your auto-scaling in advance regarding the number of users you expect to have on Black Friday!

Try Gatling FrontLine, Gatling’s Enterprise version, to load test your application!

 

An exclusive Black Friday offer with Gatling FrontLine!

 

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Gatling FrontLine is Gatling’s enterprise version. It comes up with a centralized interface for all your load testing campaigns and with advanced features for integration. We made it easy to deploy several load injectors for your tests on your favorite cloud provider. You can then load test easily with as many virtual users as you want!

To prepare Black Friday properly, we have an exclusive offer for you: 2 weeks of unlimited testing with Gatling FrontLine in AWS Marketplace.

Fulfill the form below to get your free credits!

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We hope you enjoyed this article! Feel free to send us some feedback!

The Gatling team