Hopefully you’ve already had a chance to play around with the amazing WebPageTest during your website performance testing adventure so far.
In case not, I have a few articles you might like to browse, to help you get up to speed using this fantastic, free, open source, website performance testing tool.
It has a website interface and also an API, which I went through in the previous article.
In this article I’ll show you how to use the incredible webpagetest-api nodejs package to make the orchestration and automation of your WebPageTest setup even easier!
WebPageTest is incredible. It allows us to visit a web page, enter a few values and then produce performance results from any destination around the world. Best of all, you can do this in many different possible browser configurations; even on many different real devices.
If you’re doing this a lot, then using that simple web form can become the bottleneck to rapidly iterating on your web performance improvements.
In this article I’ll show you how to easily execute your web performance tests in a simple, repeatable, automated way using the WebPageTest API.