Using WebPageTest
Web Performance Testing for Novices and Power Users
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: October 2015
Pages: 214

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
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    Comments about oreilly Using WebPageTest:

    I'm reviewing a partial, pre-release copy of the book. So far its very informative and current to webpagetest. Since I use the site daily I have not learned a lot, but some explanations have led to a better understanding of the features.

    What I would like to see (and I don't see it in the proposed contents) is an explanation of how the various browsers differ. I know this is a moving target but even a "generic" discussion would be helpful.

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