August 20, 2018

Browser Calories

Page load time is an important part of QA testing. Browser Calories extension was created to help identify your site against the top sites on the internet. This is a great way to get a snapshot on what areas of your site you should focus on.

Description from the website

The web is getting fatter. If you take a look at the top 1 million sites, you will see that the median page weight is now bigger than SimCity 2000. Can you believe that?

Page weight is a super important metric and affects conversion, retention, and SEO. Actually, it not only costs user engagement — it costs money.

That's why Browser Calories exists. We will help you set a performance budget and measure if a page is exceeding these numbers or not.

Sample Output

Performance Facts2
Looks like even Google.com needs some tune up!

Cool Tool for your QA Toolbox

What's nice about Browser Calories is that you get a graphics that highlight the problem. This is useful to include in a Jira ticket so others can clearly see if the site needs to be tuned up.

This is also good as a benchmark to see if adding new library files will impact the overall performance of the site.

Getting Browser Calories

Browser Calories is available as an extension for Chrome, Firefox and Opera.

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