Friday, June 5th, 2009
Richard Rabbat and Bryan McQuade have introduced a new tool called Page Speed that is a fully open source (e.g. it has a public bug database, process for accepting code contributions, roadmap, etc) performance Firebug plugin:
People will obviously compare it to YSlow (I wish they called it GFast ;) but there are some differences beyond the fact that it is Open Source which will hopefully allow a community to grow:
- Not only will the tool note that images can be optimized, but it will do the work for you!
- An enhanced net panel with a better into cache hits and misses. I believe this is written in C++, so it gets around the “in process” limitations of Firebug’s Net Panel.
- Many different rules and checks
A must see performance tool to add to your belt. You can check out all of the rules and enjoy the tool!
Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:53 am