Efficiently Manage your Sites, Never See Failed Tests, Lighthouse 6.4 and More

Karolina Szczur

November 12, 2020

Release Notes is a monthly summary of new features, product improvements and upcoming releases.

Manage your Site Settings with ease

We refreshed the Site Settings area so that you can set up and manage your testing faster. You can now search for Pages, which is especially helpful when working with larger Sites. You can explore available integrations in the Integrations tab, to connect Calibre to your favourite services and make the most out of your monitoring data.

Enable and manage how Calibre connects to your favourite services to send notifications, monitoring data, add deploy information to charts and more.

Authenticate to your Sites with global Headers and Cookies

You can now also add global Headers and Cookies to manage how Calibre’s Test Agent accesses your Sites. Previously, this option was only available through Test Profiles. Now, you can use global Headers and Cookies for Site-wide settings, and Test Profiles for more targeted testing, such as A/B tests for specific devices.

Use global Headers and Cookies to run Site-wide tests with custom authentication and settings.

Never see failed tests with Compatibility Mode

It’s a frustrating but not uncommon for Lighthouse performance tests to fail. We introduced Compatibility Mode to provide you with critical performance metrics even when Lighthouse returns an error, which otherwise would yield no results.

There are several compatibility modes, which will be triggered depending on encountered types of failures in testing. In all scenarios, you will receive performance metrics, but might not be able to see complimentary audits. Learn more about the difference between Standard Mode, Reduced and Minimum Audits.

Updated Test Agent iOS versions

We refreshed the User-Agent string Calibre returns when testing your Sites. iOS version for iPhone and iPad devices is now more up-to-date. Learn more about the Test Agent or Test Profiles.

Lighthouse 6.4.0

Our Test Agents now use the latest Lighthouse release, 6.4.0. As always, we upgrade to stable Lighthouse releases as they become available so that you can leverage the newest version.

CLI 3.2.0

A minor version of the CLI has been released with a fix to site create-test-profile, enabling JavaScript execution by default. Read the full changelog here.

New documentation: Site Settings and Third Party Tracking

We documented how to use Third Party Tracking to find the most significant performance offenders amongst your third party tools and services. We also added a guide explaining test compatibility modes and how they work to deliver performance results for your Snapshots.

Karolina Szczur

Karolina is the Product Design Lead at Calibre. With years of design experience under her belt, she’s responsible for the comprehensive user experience spanning over product, visuals and content. Find her on Twitter or LinkedIn.

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