ShowSlow 0.10.2 – minor install packages fixed

ShowSlow 0.10 had some minor issues with install packages – fixed now in v0.10.2.

If you had troubles installing 0.10, go ahead and download the latest package:

Installation instructions can be found in the wiki:
http://www.showslow.org/Installation_and_configuration

Kudos go to Johan Bleuzen for filing a bug about the install problems.
Please use issue tracker if you see some issues or missing functionality (patches are welcome too):
http://code.google.com/p/showslow/issues/list

And, as always, you’re very welcome to write an email with questions or suggestions to our mailing list:
http://groups.google.com/group/showslow

ShowSlow 0.10 More metrics and a bit prettier details page

New ShowSlow version 0.10 – all measurements are now surfaced in the breakdown sections on details page.

A few particularly interesting ones, like Page Speed’s Transfer Size and Page Size and dynaTrace’s Total time on network / JavaScript and rendering, for example.

Also some visual prettying up is done with CSS3 gradients for bars (falling back to plain ones for less fortunate browsers) and some better looks for URLs that were just added for monitoring (if you have it enabled on your instance as ShowSlow.com has).

This is a start of the overhaul of details page which is going towards the version 1.0 with the goal of picking your metrics to be displayed on the graph. Stil long way to go though ;)

Follow the upgrade instructions if you already have an instance running.

Or you can download code package and install it.

Web Performance Automation. Joshua Bixby at NY Web Performance

New York Web Performance Group LogoOn October 13th, we have a special speaker: Joshua Bixby (@JoshuaBixby), President of Strangeloop Networks and author of Web Performance Today blog will talk about Web Performance Automation.

Abstract:
Depending on who you talk to, performance automation can range from the holy grail of performance tuning to a set of programming hacks that will bring down your website. In reality, it is neither of these things.

Joshua will talk about:

  • Different approaches to automation
  • Pros and cons of each
  • What kinds of performance best practices can or should be automated
  • What best practices are better left to hands-on developers
  • How “automatic” is performance automation, actually?
  • A survey of the automation market today

More info and RSVP here:
http://www.meetup.com/Web-Performance-NY/calendar/14568561/

Agenda:
6:00 – Arrive to the event, meet other members
6:15 – Introduction to Web Performance
6:30 – Web Performance Automation, Joshua Bixby
8:00 – Q&A
8:30 – Open Discussion, Networking

Time Inc. Watercooler is again hosting our speaker session and Strangeloop Networks is sponsoring pizza and sodas!

Host contact: Alla Gringaus, Web Technology Fellow
Questions: 646 391 9671

Location:
Rockefeller Center
Time & Life Bldg
1271 Ave of the Americas (entrance 50th St and 6th Ave)
2nd Floor, room #1
New York, NY 10020

Nearest Transit:
50th St – 8th Ave (C, E)
50th St – Ave of the Americas (F, V, B, D)
49th St – 7th Ave (N, R, W)

Get directions on Google Maps: http://bit.ly/c5rTgs
Street View for the Entrance: http://bit.ly/bpxpOW

You’ll need to bring a photo ID for security downstairs.

See you there on October 13th at 6:00PM!

ShowSlow 0.9 with support for PageSpeed 1.9 beacons

Upcoming PageSpeed 1.9 has a few new rules implemented and ShowSlow needs to keep up.

Welcome ShowSlow 0.9 with updated beacon.

New rules displayed include:

Just follow upgrade instructions if you already have an instance running.

Or you can download code package and install it.

ShowSlow 0.8: now tracking WebPageTest reports

WebPageTest logo

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been using WebPageTest a lot lately – having a web-based app always available makes wonders!

Testing one page over and over again is quite common when working on optimization for a particular site so I’ve added WebPageTest form to a details page on ShowSlow long time ago.

This was useful, but not keeping track of your data was unusual for ShowSlow so last week I’ve changed the code a bit and now all WebPageTest requests are kept along with other ShowSlow data for the URL so you can come back to the test and look at it again over time.

If you pick a private test, it will not be tracked. You can change this behavior for your instance, you can set $keepPrivatePageTests = true; in your config.php file.

You can see the set of tests collected for google.com

Get latest code from subversion or download the packages.