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4. Performance Monitoring > Monitoring Web Performance Using Perl

Monitoring Web Performance Using Perl

We can easily expand on the earlier Perl example shown previously to create a useful monitoring system. This section shows how I set up an automated system to monitor web performance using Perl and gnuplot.

There are some commercial tools that can drive a browser, which are useful in cases, but they have many drawbacks. They usually require you to learn a proprietary scripting language. They are usually Windows-only programs, so they are hard to run from a command line. This also means you generally cannot run them through a firewall, or from a Unix cron job. They are hard to scale up to become load tests because they drive individual browsers, meaning you have to load the whole browser on a PC for each test client. Most do not display their results on the Web. Finally, they are very expensive. A Perl and gnuplot solution overcomes all these problems.


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