Five web performance tools for developers and operations

I can highly recommend these tools and if combined will make a difference to any website performance.  I’ve included a couple of IIS flavour web performance tools below – a platform which isn’t that widely support for killer web performance.  Anyway here’s the list – enjoy. Rich

1. mod_pagespeed

It’s out of beta and looks great, here’s a (worthwhile) 1hr video on mod_pagespeed – expect Google to improve on this in the coming months.

https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/mod
 

2. ControlJS http://stevesouders.com/controljs/

[excerpt from Steve's page]

“A number of web accelerators (like AptimizeStrangeloopFastSoftCloudFlareTorbit, and more recentlymod_pagespeed) have emerged over the last year or so. They modify the HTML markup to inject performance best practices into the page. Thinking about this model I considered ways that markup could be changed to more easily delay the impact of JavaScript on progressive rendering.  The result is a JavaScript module I call ControlJS.”

But basically enables you to start the DOM execution earlier.
 

3. http://requestreduce.org/ Instantly make any ASP.NET website faster with almost no effort!

This module does auto spriting, minification and bundling all at runtime – developer friendly. But as you never get ‘owt for ‘nowt be interested to see the server load.
 

4. http://www.webpagetest.org/ Run a free website speed test from multiple locations around the globe using real browsers (IE and Chrome)

great site which is fast becoming the defacto standard for RUM, you can install a privately hosted instance to test your website over time.  It’s like a server side firebug but you’re able to select a worldwide location and browser (smile)
 

5. Bundling and Minification Support in ASP.NET 4.5

Title says it all… http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2011/11/27/new-bundling-and-minification-support-asp-net-4-5-series.aspx