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Heroku Cookbook by Mike Coutermarsh

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Load testing from the cloud with Blitz.io

To load test on a larger scale, we'll need to use a cloud-based service that is capable of sending a massive volume of concurrent requests to our application. Blitz.io is one of the leading cloud load-testing tools. It is highly configurable and allows us to send requests from multiple locations throughout the world. With Blitz, we can more closely imitate real-user traffic by ramping up the number of visitors over a period of time. This allows us to see the upper limit of our current infrastructure. Having this knowledge allows us to prepare for any events where we will be expecting a large volume of visitors.

Getting ready

Before we start load testing with Blitz, we'll need to install the add-on using ...

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