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Discussion on: jQuery: the king is dead

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Jonathan Boudreau

From what I've read its actually even worse than that. In developing countries some phones can have a hard time parsing the libraries. This is why browsers such as UC browser are popular in places like Africa.

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That's a great article, yep!

Much as I am always ready to be on one about using less JS, sometimes it's not entirely for nothing. PWA app shells are an example of optimizing for first time UX in a scenario where offline support is needed. Building an offline app and/or something like an image editor does have different requirements and trade-offs and a good reason to go heavier on script and care less about startup cost.

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Julien Maury Author

I agree with you, and it is something that I've discovered at work. The implementation must sometimes be different, and using CDN for example is not a good solution, especially in countries that do not have the infrastructure for that.

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