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Master List of tools
04-06-2009, 03:46 AM (This post was last modified: 09-01-2012 02:45 AM by pmeenan.)
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Master List of tools
Here is a list of web performance testing tools (in alphabetical order). I'll seed it with the list I know of but if there are more that you are aware of please let me know and I can add them to the list.

Online Testing

Free Services
Dotcom-Monitor Instant - Instant full-page tests, IE, Chrome, Firefox, multiple locations, full report
GTmetrix - Performance and Optimization check (YSlow and Page Speed)
KITE (Keynote) - IE 7 from 5 cities across the globe
Load Impact Page Analyzer - Simulated Browser
Page Speed Online - Online Page Speed check
Pingdom full page test - Simulated Browser
Show Slow - Trended YSlow and Pagespeed results
Site-Perf - Simulated browser, multiple locations
WebPagetest - IE 6-9 and Chrome from multiple locations
Yottaa - Performance and optimization trending
Zoompf - Site crawler that checks for optimization
WebSiteOptimization Speed Report - Simulated browser, provides performance and optimization suggestionns

Subscription Services
Catchpoint
Gomez
Keynote
Webmetrics


Desktop Software
dynaTrace Ajax Edition - Free, IE Only, Windows, Javascript profiler
HTTPWatch - Commercial, Free Trial. Windows, all browsers
KITE - Keynote's desktop testing utility. Free, Windows, IE only
Page Speed (Google) - Free, Firefox and Chrome, All Platforms
Page Detailer (IBM) - Free, Windows, All Browsers
Pagetest - Free, IE Only, Windows
Performance Tracker (MySpace) - Free, IE Only, Windows
YSlow (Yahoo) - Free, Firefox and Chrome, All platforms
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04-30-2009, 03:54 AM
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RE: Master List of tools
Hi Patrick,

Great forum - thanks for creating this for all of us! Say hi to the team!

> Keynote - Free on-demand tests from 5 locations, subscription

May I suggest this would be:

> KITE - Keynote's free on-demand tests from 5 cities and your desktop (no subscription required - free)

Technically, KITE is also desktop software. And the link is http://kite.keynote.com

Vik

(04-06-2009 03:46 AM)pmeenan Wrote:  Here is a list of web performance testing tools. I'll seed it with the list I know of but if there are more that you are aware of please let me know and I can add them to the list.

Online Testing
WebPagetest - Free
WebPagetest NZ - Free
Pingdom full page test - Free
Keynote - Free on-demand tests from 5 locations, subscription
Gomez - Subscription

Desktop Software
Pagetest - Free, Windows, IE only
YSlow - Free, Firefox (IE Soon), All platforms
IBM Page Detailer - Free, Windows, All Browsers
HTTPWatch - Commercial, Free Trial. Windows, all browsers
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04-30-2009, 03:55 AM
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RE: Master List of tools
Hi Patrick,

Great forum - thanks for creating this for all of us! Say hi to the team!

> Keynote - Free on-demand tests from 5 locations, subscription

May I suggest this would be:

> KITE - Keynote's free on-demand tests from 5 cities and your desktop (no subscription required - free)

Technically, KITE is also desktop software. And the link is http://kite.keynote.com

Vik
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04-30-2009, 06:10 AM
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RE: Master List of tools
Thanks Vik. I updated and broke things out a little more and put KITE into the different sections where it was applicable. Let me know if you want things tweaked any.

-Pat
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10-08-2009, 12:56 PM
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RE: Master List of tools
Are there any tools (web or desktop) to find out how much time it's taking to render above fold for a given web page?
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10-08-2009, 10:23 PM
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RE: Master List of tools
None that work well that I'm aware of. Gomez offers a Visual Complete measurement that measures when all of the objects above the fold have finished loading but it works best for static pages and I'm not sure how well it deals with DHTML. I have been debating adding a similar measurement to Pagetest but most of the sites I work with are a lot more dynamic and it wouldn't help much.

One thing we do that works well but is fairly manual is to record a video of the page load and just mark the frame when everything is complete.
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10-16-2009, 10:36 AM (This post was last modified: 10-16-2009 10:38 AM by ntang.)
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RE: Master List of tools
Don't forget Google Pagespeed:
http://code.google.com/speed/page-speed/

Also, MySpace Performance Tracker:
http://msfast.myspace.com/
Oh, and in commercial/ subscription products:

Webmetrics:
http://www.webmetrics.com/


There are a bunch of others I've got bookmarked at work, but I'm at home now...
MSFast comes pretty close to that - it's not ideal but can give you a pretty good idea, it shows snapshots of every stage of rendering, so you can just see when the page looks complete in the snapshot and then check what point it's at.
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10-16-2009, 10:49 PM
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RE: Master List of tools
Thanks - been a while since the list was updated :-)
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10-21-2009, 08:37 PM
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RE: Master List of tools
Hi
Well,Thanks for giving such a nice information regarding online testing tool.You have create a good awareness among others regarding these topic.I like your article very much.I want to add my knowledge regarding Benefits of this tool.You are truly knowledge giver and thanks once again for these information.

Thanks
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12-11-2009, 06:57 PM
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RE: Master List of tools
I like Spirent Avalanche's http generator (though it is not desktop - it is a racked device and it is certainly not cheap!)

Normally it is used as a load test tool, however, I mention it because:

It allows simulation of multiple subnets with differing network characteristics. In both directions it allows the user to specify:

bandwidth
latency
packet loss

it also allows one to specify whether or not resources are parallelisable and to specify maximum client tcp connections and maximum requests per connection.

This is great for 'trying stuff out'.
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