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.