WebPageTest can be complex to use and understand, as features are plentiful and the interface requires some getting used to. However, being able to fully read and understand its charts and data points leads to making better Web Performance diagnosis, so we encourage you to spend some time learning about WebPageTest as you’re using Falco.
What follows is a list of articles that explain how to make the most of WebPageTest, that we hope will be useful to Falco users.
- Who has the fastest website in F1? — Jake Archibald (https://twitter.com/jaffathecake) uses WebPageTest to measure the performance (and identify opportunities) of websites of Formula 1 racing teams.
- How to read a WebPageTest Waterfall View chart — Matt Hobbs (https://twitter.com/TheRealNooshu) explains in depth the WPT Waterfall View charts and highlights specific edge cases that you might encounter. The follow-up, How to read a WebPageTest Connection View chart is also well worth a read.
- Recipes for Performance Testing Single Page Applications in WebPageTest — Nicolas Goutay (https://twitter.com/phacks, also the maintainer of Falco 👀) wrote about using WPT scripting capabilities to test Single Page Applications (written with e.g. React, Vue, Angular…)