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Website Performance Measurement Tools: From Brute Force to (Relative) Elegance

Esther Schindler (16185) writes | about a year and a half ago

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Esther Schindler writes "It always happens. Our websites get to be too slow. We keep adding features and graphics, and JavaScript doodads on our sites, and the website performance slows to a crawl. That’s an embarrassment for any web developer, especially one that is proud of creating responsive sites. Before you can speed up the website, you have to figure out exactly what’s causing the bottleneck. In his how-to Website Performance Measurement Tools: From Brute Force to (Relative) Elegance, Andy Lester (whom you know from ack) shows how to use command-line tools for a brute-force approach as well as two browser plug-ins (Page Speed and YSlow) to find out where the problems are."

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