Wednesday, December 29, 2010
This is actually a HUGELY positive move for WebPagetest. Google is putting some engineering resources behind the development of WebPagetest (in addition to letting me work on it full-time) so expect to see lots of great things coming. Additionally, WebPagetest.org itself is still independent and not owned by either Google or AOL so there is no risk of your favorite web performance tool going away (particularly once I migrate off of Dreamhost and into the Meenan Data Center).
We'll be sharing the roadmap for what we're planning on working on in the coming weeks but with more developers working on it now (and not just in our spare time) if you have ever wanted to ask for something to be implemented but were afraid it was too big of an effort or wouldn't get done please feel free to post suggestions in the forums (the bigger and crazier the better - well, as long as it is reasonably related to web performance).