April 13, 2022
Release Notes is a monthly summary of new features, product improvements and upcoming releases.
When you add a new Site to monitor in Calibre, we send a summary email with crucial page speed metrics and how you rank against our measurements dataset. To provide a more comprehensive picture of web performance, alongside Core Web Vitals, we added Time to First Byte to the email report:
Setting Cookies and Headers to either authenticate to your Sites or control the test environment has been in Calibre for some time (set via either the Test Agent or Test Profiles). Now, you can specify those settings while using Pull Request Reviews too:
1version: 22pullRequestReviews:3 # Headers4 - headers:5 - name: X-Calibre-Test6 value: Pull Request7 - name: User-Agent8 value: Calibre910 # Cookies11 - cookies:12 - name: seen-cookie-notice13 value: true14 - name: uid15 value: 116 domain: calibreapp.com17 path: /18 secure: true19 httpOnly: true
This is especially useful if you’d like to set cookies and headers only for Pull Request Reviews tests (not inherited from Test Profiles settings). For example, you could set a header to signify that the test is for a Pull Request and should be safely routed to the staging infrastructure.
When adding cookies (either in Site → Settings → Test Profiles or Site → Settings → Test Agent) the labels conveying whether cookies are shared with document.cookie and HTTPS/SSL domains were not accurate. This has now been addressed.
When inspecting the test usage breakdown in the Usage section of Billing → Overview, the bar chart didn’t include Pull Request Reviews tests. Now, the chart accurately portrays Snapshots, API tests and Pull Request Reviews tests, so you can visualise how your allocation is used.
Our Test Agents are now using Lighthouse 9.5 and Chrome 99 to test your Sites.
We added an example configuration for Pull Request Reviews showing how to set cookies and headers in the config.yml file.
We will send you our latest web performance advice and notifications about new Calibre features.