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StormForger on Hacker News

You might have noticed that StormForger was trending on Hacker News on Friday, 20th June. For quite some time we were listed 3rd place. Thanks a lot for voting and your interest!

StormForger on Hacker News

It was quite a surprise when I started to note StormForger was mentioned more and more on twitter and it took a while to find out what was going on: Someone posted a link to our landing page!

We got tons of valuable feedback, requests for beta access and quite a few sign ups for our newsletter. If you want beta access, sign up!

Beside the event on Hacker News a lot of stuff is going on and things are rapidly moving forward. Exciting times! :)

PS, a little side note: Although the landing page was hit by quite some traffic spikes on Friday evening, the server was very relaxed. The reason is pretty simple: static content + nginx! ;-)

Side note

Create repeatable Performance & Load Tests easily using our JavaScript DSL to verify your HTTP APIs. StormForger enables you to do continuous performance testing to make the web a faster place. Learn more...

definition.setTarget("API.EXAMPLE.COM");

definition.setArrivalPhases([
  {
    duration: 5 * 60,  // 5min in seconds
    rate: 1.0,         // clients per seconds to launch
  },
]);

definition.session("hello world", function(session) {
  session.get("/", { tag: "root" });
});
:production