Improve the performance of Web 2.0 applications

Explore different browser-side cache mechanisms

From the developerWorks archives

Jian Qiao Sun and Hua Pin Shen

Date archived: September 8, 2016 | First published: December 08, 2009

With the emergence and popularity of Web 2.0 applications, the way people use the Internet has slowly changed. These Web 2.0 applications now have many typical aspects, including having a rich client, a large page size, lots of small items on a page, excessive JavaScript coding, and so on. Most of these aspects, with the current Browser technology, can cause browser-side performance issues, especially in long-distance network situations. This article analyzes the key facts of typical Web 2.0 applications and describes how they will affect browser-side performance. It also takes a look at a very important part of browser-side performance -- browser-side cache.

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ArticleTitle=Improve the performance of Web 2.0 applications