APIs have become very useful in most SaaS products. There is still a gap, however, when it comes to understanding how they work; particularly for the purpose of monitoring them. Some developers do not realize that APIs fail. And when they fail, users usually blame the application’s poor performance on the product owners rather than the third-party APIs used in the app. The developers also waste a lot of time debugging their app trying to “solve” what was just but a network issue.
This post was first published here: https://sweetcode.io/api-performance-monitoring-an-introduction/