Mozilla has released another update to its Firefox browser. The updated Beta build of dynaTrace AJAX Edition 3.2 now also supports Firefox 6 as well as all previously supported browser versions: Firefox 3.6+, IE 6+ (IE 9 Experimental).

Release support will follow shortly for both our dynaTrace AJAX Premium and dynaTrace AJAX Edition users.

Deep Trace in Firefox 6

It is easy to get started with dynaTrace AJAX Edition

  1. Download dynaTrace AJAX Edition from http://ajax.dynatrace.com
  2. Launch dynaTrace AJAX Edition – watch the available Tutorial Videos such as Getting Started with dynaTrace AJAX Edition
  3. Start Tracing your Web Application
  4. Analyze the Performance Report Results

The following screenshots show different analysis options you have with dynaTrace AJAX Edition. I’ve analyzed my Google+ Dashboard.

The Performance Report gives hints on where to improve page performance such as reducing network roundtrips:

Potential Optimizations in Network Roundtrips. Reduce Redirects and save on Images, JS and CSS
Potential Optimizations in Network Roundtrips. Reduce Redirects and save on Images, JS and CSS. It also highlights missing resources.

The Timeline is a central component in dynaTrace AJAX Edition. It gives a great overview of all activities while the user interacted with the page. This includes Network Roundtrips, JavaScript Execution, Rendering and AJAX Calls:

Seeing Browser Activity in a Timeline makes it easy to understand what happens while a user interacts with the web page
Seeing Browser Activity in a Timeline makes it easy to understand what happens while a user interacts with the web page

The core of dynaTrace is the PurePath Technology. Analyzing an XHR Request for instance shows the exact execution trace of the JavaScript that executed and processed the AJAX call:

A double click on an AJAX Call in the Timeline brings us to the actual JavaScript PurePath that made the XHR Call
A double click on an AJAX Call in the Timeline brings us to the actual JavaScript PurePath that made the XHR Call

There are many more analysis options such as analyzing Network Requests in detail or analyzing JavaScript Hotspots.

Give us Feedback

We get a lot of great feedback through our dynaTrace Community Forum. If you have questions on the tool or feedback about enhancement then please let us know.

If you want to take Browser Performance to the next level – check out dynaTrace AJAX Premium – which will enable you to compare different test runs, perform automatic baselining and regression alerting, provide server side visibility, and more.