Using Webpagetest: Web Performance Testing for Novices and Power Users (Paperback)

Using Webpagetest: Web Performance Testing for Novices and Power Users By Rick Viscomi, Andy Davies, Marcel Duran Cover Image

Using Webpagetest: Web Performance Testing for Novices and Power Users (Paperback)


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Learn basic and advanced uses of WebPagetest, the performance measurement tool for optimizing websites. This practical guide shows users new to this tool how run tests and interpret results, and helps experienced users gain a better and more thorough understanding of hidden features in WebPagetest that make testing easier.

Written by WebPagetest power users and performance experts, this book will help web developers and frontend engineers solve the problem of slow sites. Topics include:

  • Basic test setup--shows beginners how to get meaningful results
  • Advanced test setup--provides another level of technical depth by explaining features not thoroughly documented at
  • Analysis of results--helps you understand of how to interpret test results
  • Private instance setup--teaches power users the intricacies of the webpagetest private instance and how it works
  • API and external tools--provides a detailed reference for the API and demonstrates tools already using the API to extend WebPagetest
Rick Viscomi is a frontend engineer and web performance evangelist. He has leveraged the power of WebPageTest to help speed up the websites of the Travel Channel, Food Network, and HGTV. Since 2013, he has worked at Google to make YouTube fast.Andy Davies first stumbled into web performance in late '90s when he was trying to deliver e-learning over dial-up connection speeds and has been hooked ever since. He's currently Associate Director for Web Performance at NCC Group, where he helps clients to measure, and improve the performance of their web sites. Andy regularly speaks about web performance and occasionally contributes to open source projects such as WebPagetest, he also wrote 'A Pocket Guide to Web Performance" for Five Simple StepsMarcel Duran is a web performance engineer at Google. He previously worked to speed up high traffic websites for Twitter and Yahoo! He was also the Front End Lead for Yahoo!'s Exceptional Performance Team where he open sourced YSlow. Marcel also spoke at the Velocity Conference and co-authored Web Performance Daybook Volume 2 (O'Reilly).
Product Details ISBN: 9781491902592
ISBN-10: 1491902590
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Publication Date: November 10th, 2015
Pages: 214
Language: English