WebPageTest.Org connector?

#1

webpagetest.org is a mighty tool to test performance. An API documentation is mature and extended: https://sites.google.com/a/webpagetest.org/docs/advanced-features/webpagetest-restful-apis

There is a test tool based on Google Tables - i mean, it is a high time to get it into STFE :slight_smile:

#2

Thanks, great suggestion!

How long would you say the tests take? Not sure if running a test should return id (to fetch results manually) or do polling until the results are ready. Too long wait time is not good.

#3

By the way, did you see my PM about SimilarWeb? :slight_smile:

#4

did you see my PM about SimilarWeb

No, even checked my inbox - don't got it

How long would you say the tests take? Not sure if running a test should return id (to fetch results manually) or do polling until the results are ready. Too long wait time is not good.

Yes, i would divide getting test results in two parts: firstly just get a test id, than read out needed metrics from the raw result file.

The most cool way would be if STFE runs own private instance of WPT - on this way STFE customers can scale tests and STFE can take some bucks more for such cool service :wink: I'm the first who would pay for this

#5

Haha, yeah that would like the Spider on steroids :slight_smile:

Sent you a new mail, we've had some issues with the Forum servers but should be good now.

#6

This is a really mighty tool. But even if it would have just one single function, it would be worth to use it: the absolutely unique function is the SpeedIndex, the loading time of above-the-fold area.
There are many approaches to measure above-the-fold loading time (i wrote down in german a small overview about methods), but this one is the most realiable and resilient.