[Seaside] Page Load Time
Sven Van Caekenberghe
sven at beta9.be
Fri May 13 22:21:35 UTC 2011
On 14 May 2011, at 00:01, Runar Jordahl wrote:
> I run Pharo 1.2.1 and Seaside 126.96.36.199 on a powerful (8 GB Ram, SSD
> disk, Intel i5 661 CPU) Windows 7 64 bit box.
> Google’s page is minimalistic; a typical page uses a few seconds to
> load. Still, wouldn’t you expect the minimum load time to be far less
> than 1 second?
> I perfectly well understand that minimum load time does not say
> anything about the load time for a more complex page.
You are entering a complex terrain: web app benchmarking.
But I understand your angle: you are trying to establish whether Seaside is not too slow.
I once asked similar questions, but you have to explore on your own.
Optimizing a web app, especially Seaside, is not that easy.
Seaside is stateful, hard to cache and uses redirects a lot,
but it can be done.
But rest assured, Smalltalk is not slow. For the following pages:
Google Chrome reports:
2 requests ❘ 5.18KB transferred ❘ 53ms (onload: 58ms, DOMContentLoaded: 143ms)
You can read more about the setup here
And this is on minimal hardware.
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