Google has released a Chrome Extension named Speed Tracer to keep an eye on Web Applications for sluggish act. There are lot many web applications available on Internet and the number is increasing rapidly. But what if some of the web apps are not loading quickly and taking so much time for Scripts to execute etc. Now developers can trace the reason behind those issues and rectify the problem.
Speed Tracer is available for free download and installation on Google Chrome Developer version. To run this extension, you will have to run the Chrome developer version with a flag as “–enable-extension-timeline-api”. To run Chrome with this flag, you can set the flag in “Target” box of Chrome Shortcut Properties on Windows. Here is the screenshot of the set flag on shortcut properties of Chrome.
Now install Speed Tracer extension from the link provided below. Once the installation will complete, a new icon will start appearing on your chrome browser besides the address bar. Click on that to diagnose any web application. Here is the video tutorial for Speed racer,
Speed Tracer in Action
Speed Tracer Panel
Speed Tracer is having a nice graphical representation of showing whether the app is acting sluggish. Timeline window is a nice tool to show the time consumed in opening that app. This is of course a nice tool added in Google Web Tool kit.