Tips for Monitoring Single Page Applications Using RUM
Monitoring the SPA performance helps the business to understand the path an end user takes through the site and makes it easier to identify bottleneck(s).
Single page application (SPA) is a web application that has a single HTML page and dynamically updates the views depending on user interaction. SPAs provide a rich user experience with its simplicity; a customer can access the website on multiple different platforms and devices and still get the same experience. Monitoring the SPA performance helps the business to understand the path an end user takes through the site and makes it easier to identify bottleneck(s).
Important metrics to capture for SPA
Instead of spending time on debugging or finding the root cause, you can directly jump into to the specific script, get it corrected, and make the script error-free.
Ensuring better performance
Hiccups in Ajax calls, delay in loading resources, or buggy scripts may cause delays in time to load the views or sometimes view might not load completely which might restrict user to complete the transaction. Visually complete is one of the important metrics when it comes to SPA. Visually complete measures how long it takes for the webpage to be visible to the end user’s eyes. Monitoring visually complete in SPA can be tedious job as metrics are collected and calculated manually from Chrome Developer Tools. But, using Catchpoint RUM SPA support, monitoring visually complete is easy. You can monitor visually complete either by using dashboard or configuring alert to receive instant alerts when page takes longer than expected visual completion time.
Hybrid application – SPA and MPAs
With drastic changes in technology, we are now seeing a hybrid application in the form of the combination of SPAs and MPAs. For these hybrid applications, performance monitoring can become complicated. Be sure to deploy a monitoring tool that offers instant alerting, so that whenever your application performance begins to degrade, you can optimize them back acceptable performance levels within seconds. This will ensure that your application is providing the best performance 24/7. Using RUM SPA, you will be get the dual advantage of better performance and UI/UX.