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Demystifying GTmetrix: A Developer’s Journey into Great Web Performance Analysis (Part 1)

Welcome to this exciting blog series, where over a series of articles, we’ll embark on a comprehensive exploration of GTmetrix, a renowned tool used by web developers and SEO experts worldwide to analyse website performance and speed.

What to expect

  • Understanding GTmetrix: We’ll start with the basics, introducing GTmetrix and its importance in today’s digital landscape. We’ll delve into how GTmetrix evaluates website performance, the metrics it uses, and why these metrics are critical for a superior user experience.
  • Behind the Scenes: A closer look at the technology and algorithms that power GTmetrix. Understand the core principles of web performance metrics like load time, page size, request counts, and more.
  • Replicating GTmetrix Functionality: This is where things get hands-on. We’ll guide you through coding sessions where you’ll learn to replicate some of GTmetrix’s core functionalities. These tutorials will cover various programming languages and tools, providing practical experience in building performance analysis tools.

For the purposes of this series, we are going to delve mainly into the grading and performance metrics provided by GTmetrix, while we may look into some of the structure elements, we won’t be investigating in detail or replicating them directly. The aim of this series is not for you to be able to build your own fully working GTmetrix clone, but instead for you to understand whats going on behind the scenes.

Power Fx low-code plugins deep dive

Low-code platforms have become increasingly popular in recent years, offering a more accessible approach to software development. Among these, the Power Platform by Microsoft stands out for its versatility and ease of use.

However, as with any technology, there’s a fine line between use and overuse. The allure of low code solutions can sometimes lead to their application in scenarios where traditional coding would be more suitable or efficient, and continued use can often bring systems to a halt, damaging user engagement.

Within this article, I aim to complete a deep dive into Microsoft’s Power Fx low-code plugins, understanding their inner workings in order to better understand any considerations that need to be made when creating solutions.

Code, Create, Innovate