[Lazarus] FCL-web and bandwidth usage

Graeme Geldenhuys graemeg.lists at gmail.com
Tue Mar 27 11:13:00 CEST 2012


This is probably one of the big reasons I dislike (hate is a bit
harsh) the current state of the internet - it's all a bandwidth hog
forcing everything to be slow. And seeing that just about every second
website is a near "web application" makes the matter even worse.

Here is a breakdown of bandwidth used loading various websites (one
web page only). The results are rather alarming!! In every case the
actual document content is a fraction of the total bandwidth.
JavaScript (most popular in this sample being jQuery) being the
biggest bandwidth hog.

So next time, don't just blindly throw in various JavaScript
frameworks to make your web app or website look good. Think about the
bandwidth being used per loaded page too. Optimising and reducing the
amount of JavaScript will clearly improve the loading time and
responsiveness of you website.


So has anybody done some bandwidth breakdowns of there FCL-web based
websites or web applications? How do you fare?

  - Graeme -

fpGUI - a cross-platform Free Pascal GUI toolkit

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