Jim Pierson writes about the new Visual Round Trip Analyzer (VRTA) tool that was just released to download.microsoft.com, highlighting 12 easy tips for developers looking to speed up their web applications.
Having been a long-time user of VRTA internally at Microsoft, this tool is simply invaluable. It goes beyond just showing you your time to load, bytes over the wire, and roundtrips -- visualizing the requests over time, port distribution, TCP overhead, bandwith efficiency, and payload compression into a single view. When I sit down to work on our boot performance, this is the first place I start.
Be sure to check it out, and congrats to Jim and the VRTA team!