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Prototype and Scriptaculous in Action by Tom Locke, Bear Bibeault, Dave Crane

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Appendix B. Measuring HTTP Traffic

In chapters 3 and 4, we developed several different prototypes of the Ajax-powered QuickGallery application. As part of the decision-making process for picking the one that we would carry forward for development into version 2, we measured the HTTP traffic generated by each, and presented some graphs.

Being able to measure and present data on web traffic with an application can be extremely useful. We used it to evaluate alternative designs for an app. It can also be used when planning a new release of a program to measure the load that different versions of an application place on the network.

In this chapter, we’re going to share our HTTP measuring toolkit with you, and show you how to generate graphs of ...

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