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Chrome 60 Adds Some Handy Dev Tools

     
6:34 pm on Aug 23, 2017 (gmt 0)

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I upgraded to Chrome 60 and looked at the What's New tab in the Dev Tools and decided to ignore all that BS. Then I actually used the audit tool, powered by Lighthouse, and it is actually very good. Much better than what Pagespeed tells you in my opinion (or GTMetrix which is Pagespeed + YSlow and has been my "go to" tool for years).

Lighthouse does a better job than most tools at finding the really bad bottlenecks. On a page I had previously audited, it found a 172kb image that should be more like 12kb, but which just doesn't float to the top as a recommendation in Pagespeed or similar.

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6:57 pm on Aug 23, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Love Chrome 60. I'm currently using Version 60.0.3112.101 (Official Build) (64-bit). Anticipating the upcoming extended tools for asynchronous code.

I also use Web Developer toolbar extension, similar to the one I formerly used with Firefox (no longer use FF) only this one has more tools.
7:24 pm on Aug 23, 2017 (gmt 0)

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>>no longer use FF
Chrome is clearly winning the browser wars lately. I wish it were someone else - ANYONE ELSE since G already owns too much of my life - but for the time being, it is the best browser and getting better faster than anyone else.
7:38 pm on Aug 23, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Yes it's by far the fastest fully equiped browser, especially with the last update that added the multi-thread caching.

I was a FF fanatic for years, but it became so bloated and slow. It did improve with the last update, but by then I was accustomed to Chrome so I removed FF from all my machines. There really wasn't any purpose in keeping FF, not even for testing. Besides us techies, hardly anyone used it.

Chrome is default for so many devices. The native Android browser is built on the framework of Chrome, so design for Chrome and Android works perfect.