Google’s “Let’s make the web faster” initiative

Google has launched a new initiative to encourage people to develop faster, more efficient web applications.

 

To do this, they have published tools for download (like Fiddler and HTTP Watch) on their website.¬†They have also written articles which explain GZIP compression, prefetching, reducing HTML size and image sizes etc.¬†These may all be of interest to performance testers as well as Google’s target audience (developers) so their site is well worth a read if you find yourself at a loose end.

 

http://code.google.com/speed – The main website

http://code.google.com/speed/articles/ – Articles describing different performance improving technologies / techniques

http://code.google.com/speed/downloads.html – Downloads of useful tools which can help developers to improve web performance.