Investigating the Evolvability of Web Page Load Time

@article{CodyKenny2018InvestigatingTE,
  title={Investigating the Evolvability of Web Page Load Time},
  author={Brendan Cody-Kenny and Umberto Manganiello and John Farrelly and Adrian Ronayne and Eoghan Considine and Thomas McGuire and Michael O'Neill},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2018},
  volume={abs/1803.01683}
}
Client-side Javascript execution environments (browsers) allow anonymous functions and event-based programming concepts such as callbacks. We investigate whether a mutate-and-test approach can be used to optimise web page load time in these environments. First, we characterise a web page load issue in a benchmark web page and derive performance metrics from page load event traces. We parse Javascript source code to an AST and make changes to method calls which appear in a web page load event… 
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