The choice of technology for building a website will impact your consumer experience. At SiteSpect, we are seeing more digital businesses build Single Page Applications (SPA) as the architecture for an improved site experience.
To better understand SPA and how SiteSpect supports testing these sites, I spoke with our Product Manager, Iwo Kadziela. Iwo led the development effort and has great insights into what makes us a better choice for optimizing SPA sites.
LF: What is SPA?
IK: SPA sites deliver an app-like experience in a web browser. Most companies consider SPA sites for mobile websites where it makes sense to provide a more fluid and responsive, native app-like experience for the end user.
LF: Why are our customers implementing SPA sites?
IK: In addition to the user experience, there are additional benefits. SPA sites benefit from an improved site performance after the first request, a reduced number of network requests, and lower bandwidth usage. For these reasons, we are seeing some clients leverage SPA frameworks for both desktop and mobile websites.
LF: How does SPA work?
LF: We’ve supported the testing of SPA for some time. What are the recent enhancements?
LF: How is testing a SPA site different with SiteSpect than with another vendor’s optimization tool?
LF: Are there any additional updates planned for SiteSpect’s support of SPA?
IK: We will continue to iterate on Client-Side Factors, adding more capabilities and features. As SPA sites gain even more traction, we will also be adding new adapters to support additional frameworks.
We believe that SPA will continue to be a popular choice for web development. Our extended functionality now allows your team to do even more with SiteSpect and SPA. We encourage you to request a custom demo of SiteSpect or contact the Help Desk with any questions.