CHAPTER 12

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Building a Performant Web API

Performance is one of the attributes of software quality. An application with performance levels meeting or exceeding the expectations of its end users can be called performant. Often the term performance is used synonymously with scalability, which is another software quality attribute.

Performance, an indication of the responsiveness of an application, can be measured in terms of latency or throughput. Latency is the time taken by an application to respond to an event, for example the number of seconds taken by a screen to show some search result, in response to a user clicking a search button. Throughput ...

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