Patrick will walk through using WebPageTest for performance analysis. The session will do a quick overview on basic usage and then dive deep into more advanced capabilities and features. We will explore different ways to measure the “user experience”, what the newer metrics like Time To Interactive mean and how best to detect and analyze performance issues. WebPageTest also provides a relatively powerful scripting interface for measuring beyond a basic “page load” and a REST API for automating, both of which will also be explored.
Tips, tricks and best practices for analyzing web performance with WebPageTest.
Engineers working on websites (front-end, back-end and dev-ops)
Assumed Audience Knowledge
Basic understanding of HTML, HTTP and how websites are constructed and loaded.
Five Things Audience Members Will Learn
- Web performance user-experience metrics
- WebPageTest analysis workflow best practices
- WebPageTest automation
- WebPageTest custom metrics
- Measuring performance deeper into sites with navigation flows and page interactions