Improving ArcGIS Web Application performance using Google Page Speed

Blog Post created by jpowell-esristaff Employee on Aug 9, 2012
One of the most important parts of web application development and design is the overall performance of the application. It's important from the beginning stages of development to implement code that does not hinder performance. There are a number of tools available to help monitor the overall performance of a web application during development.

Google provides a great web application development resource called Page Speed.  Page Speed works as an in-browser tool analyzing a browsed site's client-side code. Once Page Speed has completed the analysis of the browsed site it lists a number of client side performance improvements that can be made. The improvements are grouped in order of importance with descriptions of each improvement that can be made.
Page Speed can be downloaded from Google's Developers site. Downloads are available for both Chrome and Firefox.
Jamie P. - Support SDK Analyst