Why measure performance?
An application’s performance impacts a company’s business in many ways, which are often underestimated because you can’t see a performance issue at first sight as you can with a bug. In fact, performance is responsible for the following:
- A slow API, which may result in customers abandoning your website, as documented by this research: https://www.shopify.com/enterprise/site-performance-page-speed-ecommerce
- A server in an idle state during high-load traffic, which is a waste of resources that impacts your infrastructure bill
- Unoptimized API code, which may waste resources that affect your infrastructure bill
Therefore, to save money and open new business opportunities, it is crucial to measure the application’s performance, but...