Thursday, May 24, 2007

Getting your ajax web app to run faster and better.

After designing a nice user interface with ajax and everything, the complaints start coming in that it's slow. Though I wish the client can be more specific but at the moment that's all I have to work with.

What I don't know is whether it's slow on certain parts of the application or whether he means the loading time takes forever.

I'm now determined to scour the web for everything and anything to get this web application to run like a desktop app. Impossible, you say ? Maybe not, if our user is on broadband and he has a considerably mainstream PC as a lot of computing power is done client side now thanks to javascript.

So what have i found so far that seem useful :

http://www.peachpit.com/articles/article.asp?p=31567&seqNum=5&rl=1
http://ajaxpatterns.org/On-Demand_Javascript
http://www.zimbra.com/blog/archives/2006/07/oscon_ajax_slid.html
http://www.crockford.com/javascript/jsmin.html

If anybody has anymore, just go ahead and let me know.