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Completely Automated webpagetest application
06-15-2010, 07:14 AM
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Completely Automated webpagetest application
Is there any program that is basically this site but automated? I need a program that automatically checks my site every day and exports the results into a spreadsheet or similar output without me doing anything.
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06-15-2010, 07:51 AM
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RE: Completely Automated webpagetest application
There are a bunch of commercial services that do this (BrowserMob, Keynote, Gomez). BrowserMob has a free tier that would do a few checks per day from multiple locations (though it is firefox-based and the free version runs at backbone speeds).
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03-07-2011, 05:25 AM (This post was last modified: 03-07-2011 05:25 AM by chainsaw.)
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RE: Completely Automated webpagetest application
(06-15-2010 07:14 AM)ruddh Wrote:  Is there any program that is basically this site but automated? I need a program that automatically checks my site every day and exports the results into a spreadsheet or similar output without me doing anything.

I wrote a script to do exactly that using the Webpagetest API. See

https://sites.google.com/a/webpagetest.o...stful-apis

My script requests tests and writes test results to a CSV.
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05-14-2011, 03:24 AM
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RE: Completely Automated webpagetest application
(03-07-2011 05:25 AM)chainsaw Wrote:  
(06-15-2010 07:14 AM)ruddh Wrote:  Is there any program that is basically this site but automated? I need a program that automatically checks my site every day and exports the results into a spreadsheet or similar output without me doing anything.

I wrote a script to do exactly that using the Webpagetest API. See

https://sites.google.com/a/webpagetest.o...stful-apis

My script requests tests and writes test results to a CSV.

Could you kindly share the basic script outline? I downloaded cURL for Windows and succeeded in launching a test from the command line, but don't know how to get hold of the URL for the result:

C:\> curl -o result_test.htm "http://www.webpagetest.org/runtest.php?k=<myapikey>&url=www.cnn.com"

where <myapikey> was provided by Pat. Unfortunately, result_test.htm was not created. But I did see my test appear in the "Test History" page:
http://www.webpagetest.org/result/110512_ED_KGHB/

Bottom line question: how would I capture the result ID "110512_ED_KGHB" in a script?

Thanks,
Anshul
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05-14-2011, 03:28 AM
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RE: Completely Automated webpagetest application
FWIW, you'll probably be a lot better off passing &f=xml and storing the result as XML which will be a lot easier to parse than the HTML. You'll still need to parse it though.

We have a python bulktest script that might be able to do what you are looking for: http://code.google.com/p/webpagetest/sou...Fbatchtool

I think someone is working on adding API key support to it right now (it was actually meant for using against private instances so there wasn't really the need for key support.
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02-28-2012, 06:22 PM (This post was last modified: 02-28-2012 07:39 PM by Geebee.)
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RE: Completely Automated webpagetest application
(06-15-2010 07:51 AM)pmeenan Wrote:  There are a bunch of commercial services that do this (BrowserMob, Keynote, Gomez). BrowserMob has a free tier that would do a few checks per day from multiple locations (though it is firefox-based and the free version runs at backbone speeds).

These are all USA based as far as I know. Are there any services in Europe that you know of?
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02-29-2012, 09:43 AM
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RE: Completely Automated webpagetest application
WatchMouse is/was based in London I believe - http://www.watchmouse.com/en/

Same goes for Site Confidence: http://www.siteconfidence.com/home.aspx

That said, even though the others may be "based" in the US, they have a global footprint for monitoring nodes so pick whichever fits best.
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