It’s performance, Jim, but not as we know it.
After the explanation of external monitoring in Chapter 7, this chapter continues the discussion by focusing on how to integrate external monitoring with static performance testing. The development and increasing uptake of new frontend (i.e., client-side) technologies represent a challenge to traditional models of performance testing. It is becoming ever more important to ensure end-user performance, rather than continue to rely on infrastructure-based, thin-client testing models. Examples are many, but include the following: