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Selenium Testing Tools Cookbook by Unmesh Gundecha

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Chapter 8. Client-side Performance Testing

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Measuring the response time using a timer
  • Measuring performance with the Navigation Timing API
  • Using the BrowserMob proxy for measuring performance
  • Using dynaTrace for measuring the performance
  • Using HttpWatch for measuring performance
  • Client-side performance testing with Watir-WebDriver-Performance in Ruby

Introduction

Measuring and optimizing the client-side performance is essential for a seamless user experience and this is critical for web 2.0 applications using AJAX.

Capturing vital information, such as the time taken for page load, rendering of the elements, and the JavaScript code execution, helps in identifying the areas where performance is slow and optimizes the overall ...

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