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Streamed live on Aug 13, 2015
In this workshop, we will see the different dimensions of Performance Testing and Performance Engineering, and focus on Client-side Performance Testing.
Before we get to doing some Client-side Performance Testing activities, we will first understand how to look at client-side performance, and putting that in the context of the product under test. We will see, using a case study, the impact of caching on performance, the good & the bad! We will then experiment with some tools like WebPageTest and Page Speed to understand how to measure client-side performance.
Lastly - just understanding the performance of the product is not sufficient. We will look at how to automate the testing for this activity - using WebPageTest (private instance setup), and experiment with yslow - as a low-cost, programmatic alternative to WebPageTest.
1. What is Performance Testing and Performance Engineering. 2. Hand's on experience of some open-source tools to monitor, measure and automate Client-side Performance Testing. 3. Examples / code walk-through of some ways to automate Client-side Performance Testing.
Prerequisites: 1. Participants are required to bring their own laptop for this workshop. 2. Also, please install phantomJS on your machine (http://phantomjs.org/download.html)