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Test web performance with Netlify and DebugBear

The DebugBear Netlify Build Plugin can test how code changes in your Netlify project will impact page performance and Lighthouse scores.

With the build plugin installed, every Netlify site deployment will trigger a DebugBear test for the deployed site.

Netlify build result on DebugBear

Installing the build plugin​

You can install the DebugBear build plugin from the Netlify plugin directory or using NPM.

Via the Netlify plugin directory​

Web Performance on the Netlify plugin directory

Via your repo​

First, add the build plugin to your package.json using npm:

npm install netlify-build-plugin-debugbear

Then add the plugin to your netlify.toml file:

package = "netlify-build-plugin-debugbear"

Configuring tests​

Two Netlify environment variables are required to run your tests:

Say you're monitoring on DebugBear. You include the page ID in your DEBUGBEAR_PAGE_IDS environment variable.

Now you deploy a new branch with Netlify, with the deployment URL DebugBear will test the URL and compare the test results to the same page on production.

Build statuses​

By default all builds will finish in a neutral state. If you specify a performance budget for your page builds will fail if the budget is breached, or pass if the performance budget was adhered to.

Reporting results to GitHub​

Enable the DebugBear GitHub integration to view the results of each build as part of your GitHub pull requests.