Excellent article on measuring the performance of Plugins
35 Plugins tested! With some big surprises...
He is doing theme frameworks next month ! That should be interesting.
Spot on, he is a hard nut http://www.dev4press.com/category/blog/benchmark/ When first poster in a less than flattering test of WP 3.3 admin speed is a core developer from Automattic you know he is good/annoying, heh.
If I had the money I would buy all he make, except for the framework.
Very interesting. Not surprised to see WooCommerce in the "must be fixed" category.
I like he sorta point fingers, like with bbPress (see comments), but I dont think lists should be taken as any sort of direct ranking or "best of...". That would be stupid and meaningless. He can compare WP 3.2 with WP 3.3, or Catalyst 1.1 with 1.4.1 all day but thats about it. Not read it all but I believe his mission comes from this http://www.dev4press.com/2011/tutori...lugin-loading/ and for WP part a dislike towards too many rushed releases. He is not unbiased that way but difficult to argue against or with, heh.
There is also a Woo guy getting enlightend in comments so that is good.
Thanks Bambo, Yes very good to see Mike Jolley one of the WooCommerce developers chip in !
For those interested in this here is his feedback and Mila's response
Thanks for the comment Mike. Glad to see a Woo developer stopping by. I will send you email next week with few suggestions on what to change. Good to know that you use transient cache, I do that also with most of my plugins and with my xScape Theme Framework.
look forward to it – I’ve already made a tonne of progress in our development branch https://github.com/woothemes/woocommerce
Down about 1mb on my test install.
I am writing a long article/tutorial on optimization, and it will be ready soon, I want to include as much tips and advices as I can. I also plan to have monthly testing for plugins, and to see if the authors are working on optimization, and not only features. It should be released first week each month, and it will test last official release for tested plugins available in the week before the testing. Number of plugins will be expanded to include more (I got many suggestions about this), and number of tests will be expanded over time to include more performance details.
I am glad to hear that WooCommerce is on the right track and I am looking forward to testing it. Considering popularity of the plugin, it will be featured in future tests.