We noticed Feather was faster than ActiveCollab 4 from the moment we started using it. We did a quick experiment to see how Feather performed against ActiveCollab 4.
A quick test scenario has been created: Open a new project, and create a task. Next, run the scenarios in Feather and ActiveCollab 4 and measure the time it takes to complete them. It doesn’t require programming knowledge so anyone can use it. visiting a website, typing, clicking buttons, and links. Selenium then records these actions as bits of code. After recording, you can click playback to have all the actions recorded performed again. You can find more information on Selenium IDE documentation page. We ran each Selenium test ten times, then put the time records into a spreadsheet and did a simple statistical analysis.
Feather was 18.4% faster that ActiveCollab 4, on average – at best 28.8% and at worst 10.6% slower – and here are the full results:Raw and. Perceived Performance
The test was simple and was intended to quickly assess the performance. We thought Feather would be faster than 18% but that was just psychology. Both versions work very fast, but Feather is faster because it doesn’t take too long. This is due to AC4’s UI complexity. Feather on the other hand had a close performance, but it felt light and fast. This phenomenon is due to the difference in Raw vs. Feather performance. Cognitive overload is caused by too many places competing for your attention when you open an AC4 task. Feather is different. There’s no clutter, and it’s easier to create tasks. You probably know that tasks are project-based. When you go to a project, you are greeted by a task form saying + Add Task. This is the ease of use we were really after.