Page Load Time Website Speed Testing

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Website speed testing metrics are useful when you understand what do they mean and which are the most important metrics that you need to consider. Below is a list of metrics used in website speed testing that you may find useful, here are the metrics and their definitions:

First byte – Delay between the first HTTP request from the web browser and the reception of the first byte of the web page by the browser
It’s recommended a time less than 200 ms

DOM Ready – Delay between the first request from the web browser and the first display on the user’s screen
It’s recommended that the visible part of your web page appears in less than 1 second

Load time – The web page is fully loaded, all the resources are fetched, parsed and executed
Page must be loaded within 4 seconds

Page size – The total size of assets loaded: CSS, JS, HTML + other

Page score – The score calculated based on a number of factors: compression of the resources, enable/disable caching, CSS/HTML/JS minifying etc

Run a website speed test now to check how fast is your website and find potential improvements.

Load Testing Performance Testing Stress Testing

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Load testing should be an easy, on going task that your team should focus in terms of constantly improving the quality of your application.

LoadFocus is an easy to use, in browser, cloud load testing application which allows to simulate load tests from the browser to your application with up to 600k connections per test. This should give you an overall idea of how your application behaves in terms of high load.

Make your you start your load test with a lower number of clients and check the live results, in order to find potential bottlenecks of the website, API or any web service you are trying to debug.

Increase the load gradually, to understand where the errors start to appear, and the time metrics increase more than expected.

At the beginning of your test, you should understand which is the current load on your website and run load test much above your current average, just to be able to handle unexpected load on your application.

Load tests are easy to run using LoadFocus.com, an online cloud testing platform, that runs from your browser. No coding or configuration needed.

Product Development Web Resources

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With WebTechResources.com you can discover and share new resources, tech tools, products every day. You can find the best tools in every category sorted by number of views, votes, comments.

Compare your favourite tech resources with other resources in the same category, and find the best tool for your company.

Here are some interesting categories that you can check regularly:

WebTechResources.com – Find best tech resources everyday, sorted by people like you, ready to select and use.

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Load Testing Performance Testing

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Do you have an idea how does your website behave when you send a 10k emails campaign. Is it going to be UP, DOWN, how is the overall user experience going to be?

LoadFocus is an All-In-One cloud testing platform for Load Testing and performance testing. It also provides other cloud testing services like Website Speed Testing, Automated Website Testing for Websites, Mobile Applications and APIs and Mobile Emulation on Mobile Devices.

All the services provided are useful in order to find website performance bottleneck and try to improve the overall performance of your website.

LoadFocus runs in the browser, so no need to install anything. You can run tests from multiple locations around the world for a better and more realistic results.
You can configure your load tests by duration to identify application behaviour when x clients connect on the app in parallel over a period of time, or by number of repeats to inspect application behaviour when x clients connect for x times on your application.

Live load test results help you understand the behaviour of your application in real-time, and hints on current results are displayed in order to understand how to continue with the next load test.
For every load test you can inspect Response Time, Latency, Hits/second, Throughput/second, Standard Deviation, Percentiles 50th, 90th, 99th, which represent the most useful load testing and performance testing metrics.

For errors and response codes, charts are displayed with useful information to understand when these errors occurred, and have a better perception on how should you tweak your load tests in order to discover the exact scenarios that are breaking your application.

For a better integration with your CI you can use the Free Cloud Website and API Load Testing Chrome extension for creating and running free website and API load tests and speed tests.

More than 2,000 companies test their Websites and APIs with LoadFocus. Join today.

Test Automation UI Testing

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Here is the list with some of the best screenshot comparison tools:

LoadFocus Screenshot Comparison – Free online screenshot tool to generate and compare screenshots of two websites


LoadFocus is an All-In-One cloud testing platform for Load Testing and performance testing, Website Speed Testing, Automated Website Testing for Websites, Mobile Applications and APIs and Mobile Emulation on Mobile Devices.

 

Test Automation

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There are quite a few applications on the market that help you to make a screenshot of your application, capture the screen of your mobile or make a recording of your iPhone application.

These recording tools allow to record the screen of your mobile phone while using your application. This use case is very important when you want to demo an application to the product owners or to your clients. Some of these tools are Reflector 2 or X-Mirage.

The only bad part about these tools is that they are not free. We found another option to all these paid screen capturing/recording tools, an this option is totally free.

Below are the steps for taking a screenshot or for making a recording of your iPhone screen while using the application:

  1. Connect your iPhone to your Mac using the cable that comes with your phone
  2. Open QuickTime Player
    1. by pressing Cmd + Space on your keyboard and typing “QuickTime
      or
    2. by going to Applications folder and double clicking “QuickTime
  3. Click on File -> New Movie Recording
  4. A new screen will appear and by default will try to record from your laptop camera
  5. On the drop down that appears on the new screen, select the name of your device
  6. Your mobile screen should appear on the laptop screen and you can click Record to start recording your video

 

 

Load Testing Mobile Apps Testing Mobile Testing Test Automation Website Speed Testing

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In order to find out how does your application / website behave, there are a number of steps that you have to follow which will give you a better understanding of the current performance state of your website / application.

Usually, you can keep a customers interested if your website’s speed is good enough and each page of your application loads in less than 3 seconds. If it’s more than 3 seconds, we suggest trying to find where your bottlenecks can be.

Here are some tools which will help you get started in order to measure the speed of your site and find bottlenecks:

Load Testing service

  • allows you to stress test your web apps & APIs with thousands of concurrent connections.
  • run performance tests against websites, micro-services and APIs.

Website Speed Testing service

  • run the site speed test from various test locations
  • analyses the content of a web page, then generates suggestions to make that page faster.

More details on how to use open source tools like Apache JMeter in order to run a load test and find potential bottlenecks.