No-code, as code! A new era for Gatling and load testing

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Aug 10, 2023 8:00:00 AM

Today is a very special day for Gatling. For years, our community grew thanks to a game-changing, innovative approach in the world of load testing.

Our goal was simple: Empowering any development team to run load-testing campaigns for their projects easily. And it worked!


Adoption is a challenge

Today, Gatling gathers millions of users and hundreds of thousands of organizations worldwide. We can’t thank you enough for your support over the years!

Many of you face the same challenge: Load testing is time-consuming, and spreading the adoption within your organization is difficult. It’s also a struggle our teams have been experiencing for a long time when evangelizing about load testing.

To create value with load testing, you should not only run load tests on a regular basis but also spread the adoption to your teammates and to the different development teams.


Adoption is in our DNA

Gatling helped the adoption with two assets so far: 

  • A powerful engine to run tests with limited resources.
  • Load-test-as-code to write and maintain your tests collaboratively.

We realized this wasn’t enough. We had to find new ways to help all your teams run as many load tests as possible.


Adoption needs a new feature

We gathered the most common reasons why people didn’t do any load tests, even though they believed that bad performances were an issue:

  • “We don’t have time.”
  • “It’s too complicated to implement.”
  • “It’s not our priority right now.”

Load testing is a long journey, and our users spend many months, even years, optimizing their load-testing strategy and their performance. It’s a never-ending process. The sooner you start, the better.


One solution: Make it quick!

We needed to tackle all these reasons not to do load testing. If we want to help our users create more value, we must also let them gain time.

We are thrilled to present you our new feature: A no-code generator to create and run load testing simulations.

The idea is simple: Because it’s never a good time to start load testing (bad performances always happen at the worst time for your business), running your 1st test should be effortless.

Fast websites require fast execution!


No code, as code

It took us time to combine a code-like approach with a no-code interface. We didn’t want only a simulation generator but also a code generator. After your 1st test, you can export and edit the code of your no-code simulation.

Load-test-as-code is an asset for a long-term load-testing strategy. Our no-code interface is here to help you create this asset and iterate from here. A long journey towards better performance awaits you!


Help us shape the future of load testing

We need your feedback to help us head in the right direction! Many new no-code features are expected in the coming weeks, and we have many ideas for the upcoming months.

To learn more and give it a try, you can find more information on our website.

You will also find a link to share your ideas. We can’t wait to get your feedback!

Let us shape the future of load testing together.