In this post I’d like to test limits of python aiohttp and check its performance in terms of requests per minute. Everyone knows that asynchronous code performs better when applied to network operations, but it’s still interesting to check this assumption and understand how exactly it is better and why it’s is better. I’m going to check it by trying to make 1 million requests with aiohttp client. How many requests per minute will aiohttp make? What kind of exceptions and crashes can you expect when you try to make such volume of requests with very primitive scripts? What are main gotchas that you need to think about when trying to make such volume of requests?