Tag Archives: performance

Implement FLIP transitions easily with flipping

Back in 2015 Paul Lewis published a brilliant article named FLIP your animations, a technique to getting smooth animations on the web. FLIP stands for First, Last, Invert, Play First: before anything happens, record the current (i.e., first) position and … Continue reading

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The Cost Of JavaScript

Great insightful post by Addy Osmani on how the inclusion of a tad of JavaScript affects a website. When compared an equally sized JPG, a tad of JS has a higher impact on it due to the fact that JS … Continue reading

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XCode 9.0: Fixing a Slow/Unresponsive iOS Simulator

Whilst initially implementing react-native-maps into a project I noticed that the iOS Simulator didn’t quite like it. Whenever the Mapview was visible on the screen, the Simulator was maxing out on something. Turns out the OpenGLES.framework that comes with XCode … Continue reading

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Optimize React Performance

Good advice every React dev should be aware of: React is known to be blazingly fast with its Virtual DOM implementation. However, even with React’s built-in performance, there are instances when the UI can begin to feel sluggish. The primary … Continue reading

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Essential Image Optimization

Essential Image Optimization is an free and online eBook by Addy Osmani: Images take up massive amounts of internet bandwidth because they often have large file sizes. According to the HTTP Archive, 60% of the data transferred to fetch a … Continue reading

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gpu.js – GPU Accelerated JavaScript

Amazing: gpu.js is a JavaScript library for GPGPU (General purpose computing on GPUs) in the browser. gpu.js will automatically compile specially written JavaScript functions into shader language and run them on the GPU using the WebGL API. In case WebGL … Continue reading

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Detect unnecessary renders in React with why-did-you-update

why-did-you-update is a library that hooks into React and detects potentially unnecessary component renders. It detects when a component’s render method is called despite its props their values are the same. Installation per npm, of course: npm install –save-dev why-did-you-update … Continue reading

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45% Faster React Stateless (Functional) Components

When using Stateless Components throughout your React app, the lifecycle events (componentWillMount, componentDidMount, etc.) are still executed. Developer Philippe Lehoux found a way to bypass these, resulting in a 45% speed improvement: What if we could skip React internals for … Continue reading

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Efficiently render large lists and tabular data with react-virtualized

Just like Infinity.js, but then for React. The list is windowed (or “virtualized”) meaning that only the visible rows are rendered. Less DOM nodes = better performance 🙂 Also works with rows that have different heights, something not quite common … Continue reading

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Understanding the Critical Rendering Path

When a browser receives the HTML response for a page from the server, there are a lot of steps to be taken before pixels are drawn on the screen. This sequence the browsers needs to run through for the initial … Continue reading

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