Friday, January 26, 2007

Sloppy - Test from another point of view

Sloppy is a clever web testing tool - it allows you to browse any page on the web through a slow connection, like an old fashion 28.8k modem.

This is definitely something you want to try with your site, even if you don't optimize it for slower speeds. Just as it's wise to see what your customers see when you run a brick and mortar store, you should do the same thing for your website.

Sloppy also serves as an example of the easiest Java application I've ever installed. It makes use of Java Web Start which promises 1 click installs for Java applications. And the amazing thing is, it worked!

Studying Sloppying just to appreciate how Java Web Start can be used is reason enough to download it. The fact that it's actually a useful tool is gravy.

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