Thursday, August 9, 2007

GrabPERF: Content! Watch your content!

Last night, I got motivated.

Ok, I got manic. Goes with my life.

As a part of that mania, I had a breakthrough on how to present GrabPERF data that I've actually been collecting for nearly a year: text match failures.

GrabPERF has the ability to match text on page results using a standard PERL regex. By putting a regex into the measurement configuration, I can confirm that the data downloaded matches what should be there.

If there is not a match, the headers and page text are captured and inserted into a table. Up until yesterday, I was the only one who could view the data. Now, if you go to the graph configuration page ([insert test id here]), and see the following type of result, then click through the links.


If your graph configuration page says no text match configured, and you want one, let me know!

1 comment:

  1. Very nice. I'll be trying it once GrabPERF is back up. Do you plan on sending out alerts if the expected text is not found, or is that out of scope?