World’s Simplest Latency Simulator

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Aptimize Software presents the world’s simplest latency simulator. An open-source browser add-in that simulates the effects of network latency. Simple and easy to use – designed for “non-experts”, developers, operations and business people to quickly see how fast or slow their website will be over the internet or across the WAN.

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Ed Robinson


Ed Robinson has a long history in development tools and web performance. He was CEO and co-founder of Aptimize – the New Zealand-based pioneer in automated website performance tuning.
After Riverbed Technology acquired Aptimize in July 2011, Ed moved to San Francisco to be general manager of web content optimization for Riverbed. Prior to all of this, Ed worked in program management for Microsoft in Visual Studio, Content Management Server, and SharePoint.

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Ed Robinson
06/24/2009 11:05am PDT

You can also change the settings – like distance and connection speed to simulate, using an XML file. I tweaked them a bit for the presentation

Kaanon MacFarlane
06/24/2009 7:10am PDT

Surprisingly useful. I will be using this to (hopefully) convince the higher-ups about the importance of performance.

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