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· Updated on · 13 min read

Webpack Bundle Analyzer is a tool to visualize and analyze the size of JavaScript application bundles. You can use it to identify any large and redundant modules contributing to the overall bundle size.

As your app grows in complexity and accumulates more packages, your bundle can quickly become too large. This impacts your app's overall performance, especially during the initial load when the bundles need to be downloaded and parsed.

The bundle analyzer provides a detailed breakdown of your application's bundle size and composition, including the size of individual modules and their dependencies.

In this guide, we'll create a simple React application that has some performance issues. We'll then use Webpack Bundle Analyzer to analyze the application bundle and identify the areas that require optimization.

· Updated on · 6 min read

I've always been annoyed by the slow speed of the Google Cloud Console web app. In 2020 I wrote about how a single page loads 16 MB of JavaScript. That same page now loads 21 MB.

But are other cloud providers better? I looked at real-user data from the Chrome User Experience Report and also ran my own tests.

This article looks at Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Microsoft Azure.

· Updated on · 13 min read

Server-side rendering (SSR) addresses the performance and search engine optimization issues of single-page JavaScript applications. In contrast to client-side rendering, it generates static content on the server before sending it over to the user’s browser.

Server-side rendering improves site speed and results in better Core Web Vitals scores. However, sometimes it can be difficult to implement and might also increase First Input Delay.

In this article, we’ll look into server-side rendering in detail. We’ll see how it works, what problems it solves, how it compares to client-side rendering, and what pros and cons it comes with.

· Updated on · 16 min read

Nearly every website uses JavaScript, so JavaScript performance is a growing topic in modern front-end development. In this post we'll introduce common performance pitfalls and discuss how to detect and avoid them.

We'll focus on JavaScript execution and other CPU processing that results from it. Check out our guide to Performant front-end architecture to learn more about structuring your app and prioritizing different types of resources.

JavaScript performance is important for the Interaction to Next Paint.

· Updated on · 13 min read

This post describes some techniques to make front-end apps load faster and provide a good user experience.

We'll look at the overall architecture of the front-end. How can you load essential resources first, and maximize the probability that the resources are already in the cache?

· Updated on · 4 min read

Splitting your Angular app into several smaller bundles can make your site faster by reducing download and execution times. Instead of loading all code upfront it's fetched lazily when needed.

Most guides to lazy loading Angular modules use Angular's RouterModule and the loadChildren property to load code when the user first navigates to a certain page. But that means you can't lazy load code if whether the code is needed doesn't depend on a route change.

This article will explain how to lazy load Angular feature modules independently of the router.

· Updated on · 4 min read

Bundle splitting allows you to delay loading resources until they are actually needed. And Webpack and React make it surprisingly easy!

In this article we'll take a React component that's not needed on every page and move it from the main bundle into a separate bundle that can be lazy loaded.

· Updated on · 5 min read

It's easy to keep adding new packages and lose track of the size of your Webpack, Parcel, or Rollup bundle. But large JavaScript files slow down your page not just because they take longer to download, but also because more time is spent parsing, compiling, and executing JavaScript code.

This article outlines some tips and strategies to avoid these performance problems by reducing the size of your JavaScript bundles. Reducing your bundle size can help your website load slower and improve Core Web Vitals metrics like Interaction to Next Paint.