Quick post about a great tool I came across to test the response time of  a web service : httping

As its name suggests, it's like ping but for http requests ! Its options are vast enough to fit with any of your dreams so just try it out, it's a must-have.

Sample usage :

$ httping -g ''

PING ( connected to (321 bytes), seq=0 time=17.70 ms connected to (321 bytes), seq=1 time=13.97 ms connected to (321 bytes), seq=2 time=20.49 ms

PS: yes, you can emerge it.