Ajax Optimization Techniques: Working with Large Ajax Applications
Kevin Henrikson, Director of Engineering, Zimbra
Date: Wednesday, July 26
Time: 11:35am - 12:20pm
Location: Portland 255
- Combine: Combining files makes them easier to compress and reduces HTTP overhead in additional requests. Merging smaller images allow browsers on high latency links to receive them quicker.
- Compress: A majority of web resources today are primarily text; a little compression can lead to huge savings in bandwidth and download times for users.
- Cache: Reducing the number of requests to the server for static image and frequently used resources.
An overview of existing problems will be discussed, using real-world examples to illustrate each point. A couple large Ajax-heavy sites will be dissected to review the various techniques that apply.