How to Measure the Performance of Single-Page Applications

Single-page applications are all the rage these days. Various new frameworks make it simple to write complex applications in JavaScript.

Sites built with frameworks like AngularJS live in the category of “single-page applications” (SPAs). One of the core differentiators of SPAs over traditionally built websites is that they run on a single page, dynamically bringing in content as necessary.

This of course comes with its own challenges. This eBook will discuss the three main challenges when trying to accurately gather RUM performance metrics for AngularJS:

  • Challenge #1: The onload event no longer matters
  • Challenge #2: Soft navigations are not real navigations
  • Challenge #3: The browser won’t tell you when all resources have been downloaded

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