Web-based applications are an integral element of many companies, from e-commerce websites to www.qdecoder.org/blog/enhancing-web-app-performance-with-unix-c-c-library/ customer service systems and content management tools. If they’re slow to load or unresponsive they can be frustrating for users. According to a study by Google that a mere second delay in loading time could result in a loss of sales on a website or mobile app. If you own an online store, users will leave your site in seconds when checkout and shopping cart pages don’t load quickly enough.

Optimizing web apps for performance has become more difficult than ever before. We’ll discuss some of the key concepts you must know to improve the performance of web applications. We’ll also go over some of the main culprits in the performance realm – the issues that prevent your apps from running as smoothly as they ought to be.

The key to enhancing performance is understanding the user’s perspective. This involves real-user monitoring to understand the performance of your app and what’s missing as opposed to what you think it should do.

A great way to do this is to use tools such as Chrome Lighthouse and PageSpeed Insights. These tools provide a visual representation of the performance of your web application on the devices of your customers, along with suggestions for improvement. Reduce the size of downloads and bandwidth of your application to improve its performance. GZIP compression of text-based resources and the process of reducing images, as well as CSS and JavaScript features like async/defer, can all be helpful.