November 12, 2020
Release Notes is a monthly summary of new features, product improvements and upcoming releases.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We will send you our latest web performance advice and notifications about new Calibre features.