Free Trial

Safari Books Online is a digital library providing on-demand subscription access to thousands of learning resources.

  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

4: Collecting Requirements > PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS

PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS

Performance is “the execution of an action or something accomplished.”9 What does this mean in the context of a website? Depending on whom you ask, it could mean several things:

  • Response time — This is the time it takes for a page to load.
  • Site success or popularity — Often, this is measured by the number of hits a site gets. More hits tend to indicate the site offers a product the audience wants.
  • Usability — This is associated with whether the users of the site can perform the tasks they need to.
  • Defects — The site performs without errors or bugs.

The following sections provide additional information to help you plan for site performance.

Response Time

From the time the user makes a request (clicks a link) on your site to the time the user gets a response can be considered response time. Many factors influence response time, including but not necessarily limited to the following:


  

You are currently reading a PREVIEW of this book.

                                                                                                                    

Get instant access to over $1 million worth of books and videos.

  

Start a Free Trial


  
  • Safari Books Online
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint