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OH: "OOPS IT TURNS OUT THAT SERVING A GIANT PILE OF JAVASCRIPT TO SHOW 140 CHARACTERS OF TEXT IS HELLA SLOW GUYS"

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OH: "OOPS IT TURNS OUT THAT SERVING A GIANT PILE OF JAVASCRIPT TO SHOW 140 CHARACTERS OF TEXT IS HELLA SLOW GUYS"
4:00 PM May 29 2012

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Thank goodness Twitter has finally been freed from the jail of new Twitter.

"Virtual Machines are well known for their super fast startup times!"

Stas Miasnikou's tweet said it best:

The main idea of "Inception": if you run a VM inside a VM inside a VM inside a VM, everything will be very slow...

Actually, didn't Inception go five levels down?

Serving a bunch of Javascript once, caching and reusing it shouldn't be all that latent. Especially if you're using cached HTML templates and only ever needing to transport the data, not the markup.

In theory I agree with you.

However, NewTwitter was never fast in practice...

Well said, Darren.

Or as troutgirl said, "Pretty sure that if I had TRIED to make a slower method of page loading than the Twitter hash-bang permalink page, I wouldn't have known how..." [Source.]

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