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Issue #21

Making Instagram.com faster: Part 1

In recent years, instagram.com has seen a lot of changes — we’ve launched stories, filters, creation tools, notifications, and direct messaging as well as myriad other features and enhancements.

I Used The Web For A Day On A 50 MB Budget

Data can be prohibitively expensive, especially in developing countries. Chris Ashton puts himself in the shoes of someone on a tight data budget and offers practical tips for reducing our websites’ data footprint.

Establish network connections early to improve perceived page speed

Modern browsers try their best to anticipate what connections a page will need, but they cannot reliably predict them all. The good news is that you can give them a (resource 😉) hint.

Using NetInfo API to Improve Algolia’s JavaScript Client

lgolia’s architecture is heavily redundant, hosting every application on at least three different servers (called clusters).

A Contact Picker for the Web

Access to the user’s contacts has been a feature of native apps since (almost) the dawn of time. It’s one of the most common feature requests I hear from web developers.

Establish network connections early to improve perceived page speed

Modern browsers try their best to anticipate what connections a page will need, but they cannot reliably predict them all. The good news is that you can give them a (resource 😉) hint.