Speedscale

Atlanta, GA, USA
2020
Jan 10, 2022   |  By Shaun Duncan
gRPC is a remote procedure call framework that has been widely adopted among cloud native applications. It is an attractive choice for engineers needing more capabilities than what REST APIs provide. However, observability and testing tools for gRPC are few and far between. Because of this, triaging or understanding application behavior is potentially time-consuming and overly burdensome.
Jan 7, 2022   |  By Alex Doukas
Modern-day applications aim to cover a wide range of users’ needs in a flexible and scalable manner. The software development landscape is moving at a fast pace, and the competition is so fierce that a business simply can’t afford to offer a low-quality product. Thorough testing of both functional and non-functional aspects of a software application has become an essential step in the software development process. It ensures that users get the best version of your product.
Jan 5, 2022   |  By Ken Ahrens
We are excited to announce the launch of Speedscale CLI, a free observability tool that inspects, detects and maps API calls on local applications or containers. The offering underscores the importance of continued and proactive API testing to quickly detect and debug defects within a shifting array of upstream and downstream interdependencies.
Dec 30, 2021   |  By Speedscale
Speedscale Teams Up with New Relic Instant Observability.
Dec 30, 2021   |  By Matthew LeRay
In this blog post we’ll help answer the age old question, “What does this service talk to and what does it say?” We’ll see how to inspect inbound and outbound REST API calls to see what calls are being made and what incoming traffic causes a reaction. This can be pretty handy when you’re taking over maintenance of an existing service, or if your code just isn’t behaving the way you expect.
Dec 6, 2021   |  By Ken Ahrens
Building, running and scaling SaaS demo systems that run around the clock is a big engineering challenge. Through the power of traffic replay, we scaled our demos in a huge way. A few weeks ago we launched a new demo sandbox. This is actually a second generation version of our existing demo system that I built a few months ago (codename: decoy). Because the traffic viewer page shows the most recent data by default, you need to constantly be pumping new data in there. Any type of real-time SaaS system is going to have a similar requirement. So this needs to be planned.
Nov 29, 2021   |  By Logz.io
OSC Korea Becomes a Speedscale Partner to Bring API Visibility in Kubernetes Clusters.
Nov 16, 2021   |  By Nate Lee
For the first time, Kubernetes engineering teams interested in learning more about Speedscale will be able to play with the framework without registering, at play.speedscale.com. Engineers can see firsthand how you: While users won’t be able to actively watch replays run, there are a variety of pre-created traffic snapshots, reports and configs to browse. Engineers will be able to experience the ease with which snapshots are generated for fast, scalable test automation.
Nov 5, 2021   |  By Speedscale
When the internet first came into existence in 1983, its communication channels didn't exist, and it was just operational enough to be used for research purposes. In 1989, Tim Berners-Lee had the idea to develop a system for the internet using TCP/IP protocols. That public project at CERN introduced HTTP, HTML, World Wide Web (WWW), and a client-server as communication mechanisms. In this post, you'll learn how HTTP protocol works and how new versions brought it to where we are now, with the widely used HTTP/2 in 2021.
Nov 3, 2021   |  By Speedscale
Slowly but surely, HTTP/2 is becoming the favored protocol for transporting data files between clients and servers. While HTTP/1 used to be the only way of loading web applications, it’s now lagging behind, especially on the UX front. Since 2015, HTTP/2 APIs have taken the lead with lightning-fast server responses. In particular, they’re responsible for state changes and server responses without the need for browser reloads.
Mar 30, 2021   |  By Speedscale
Speedscale co-founders Ken Ahrens and Nate Lee join Jason English to discuss the emerging pattern of Shift-Right production validation vs. Shift-Left practices and testing, and sort it all out in under 15 minutes.
Mar 19, 2021   |  By Speedscale
Speedscale 'SpeedChat' Episode 1: Discussing software product management, 'dogfooding' and scaling quickly for product/market fit without breaking things.
Mar 9, 2021   |  By Speedscale
3-Minute explainer video for Speedscale Continuous Resiliency solutions for Cloud-Native Development.
May 14, 2021   |  By Speedscale
Forecast latency, throughput and headroom before every deploy.

Continuous Resiliency from Speedscale gives you the power of a virtual SRE-bot working inside your automated software release pipeline. Forecast the real-world conditions of every build, and know you’ll hit your SLO’s before you go to production.

Feed Speedscale traffic (or let us listen) and we’ll turn it into traffic snapshots and corresponding mock containers. Insert your own service container in between for a robust sanity check every time you commit. Understand latency, throughput, headroom, and errors -- before you release! The best part? You didn’t have to write any scripts or talk to anyone!

Automated Traffic Replay for Every Stakeholder:

  • DevOps / SRE Pros: Understand if your app will break or burn up your error budget before you release.
  • Engineering Leads: Let Speedscale use traffic to autogenerate tests and mocks. Introduce Chaos testing and fuzzing.
  • Application Executives: Understand regression/performance, increase uptime and velocity with automation.

Before you go to production, run the projection.