In the chapter, we compared the performance of minimal APIs with that of the traditional approach by using two very different methods.
Minimal APIs were not designed for performance alone and evaluating them solely on that basis is a poor starting point.
Table 10.1 indicates that there are a lot of differences between the responses of minimal APIs and that of traditional ASP.NET Web API applications.
The tests were conducted on the same machine with the same resources. We found that minimal APIs performed about 30% better than the traditional framework.
We have learned about how to measure the speed of our applications – this can be useful for understanding whether the application will hold the load and what response time it can offer. We can also leverage this on small portions of critical code.
As a final note, the applications tested were practically bare bones. The validation part that should be evaluated in the ASP.NET Web API application is almost...