I’ll attempt to help you speed up your app by rendering your client-side JS app on the server with Node.js/IO.js, hence improving your page’s first render time.
In a recent analysis by Filament Group, using a framework increases a page’s first render time by several seconds. The larger the framework is, like Angular and Ember, the more performance penalties they incur (4 and 5 seconds).
1. This technique is especially useful in mobile devices, as seen from the analysis, where 3G speeds can cause ~5 seconds delay to the render time.
2. SEO benefits just like a server-sided app.
3. Progressive enhancement of the site, so the content loads first, and then is made interactive.
Considering this is MetaRefresh and not JSFoo, I’ll be talking about this technique in general, talking about the various advantages in detail, along with the tradeoffs required to build this into your app. However, as for implementation details, I’ll be talking from the context of Ember & Fastboot, Backbone & React, and Prerender.io.
Curiosity, and an open mind.
Hi, I’m Dheeraj.
I write Ruby & JS at Bang The Table, Bangalore. I’ve recently started learning Scala and being constantly amazed by its expressiveness.
I’m a member of & presented talks in several meetups including Bangalore Ruby User Group, Chennai.rb and Bangalore Ember.js Meetup Group. I’ve also helped organize India’s first regional Ruby conference - Garden City Ruby Conference
I love software design patterns, reverse engineering, cycling and Kaju Katli
I’m a proud opinionated Ember.js enthusiast. Go Hamster!