KITE, the Keynote Internet Testing Environment, is a desktop-based test and measurement environment for recording, editing, and playing scripts to analyze the performance of web applications.
KITE enables you to execute rapid performance analysis and validation directly on your desktop, and to create transaction scripts that can be used for monitoring by the Keynote global measurement infrastructure with Transaction Perspective and Application Perspective.
KITE uses real browser and emulated browser measurement technology
KITE supports the Keynote Real Browser (Transaction Perspective - TxP) and Emulated Browser (Application Perspective - ApP) Web monitoring services. At a high level, the differences between these services are:
Real Browser (TxP) measurements use real Internet Explorer and Firefox browsers to test Web applications. In simple terms, the TxP measurements provide complete and absolutely accurate end-user performance data, and will render and execute every item on all pages in all cases.
Basic KITE workflow
- Record: Navigate through areas of your web application that you want to test and measure. KITE will record them easily for you.
- Test Locally: Test your web application from your desktop and review the performance metrics.
- Measure Globally: Use your KITE script to perform instant tests of multi-page transactions from several global locations for free, or subscribe to one of the Keynote web performance measuring services for accurate, ongoing monitoring of your site.