- Paperback: 376 pages
- Publisher: Manning Publications; 1 edition (January 16, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1617293776
- ISBN-13: 978-1617293771
- Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.7 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #196,748 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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On positive note, I highly recommend this book to anyone who is serious about web development. It is one thing to have cool page going, but if it is loading for few seconds or more, you wont have users unless they have great patience!
You know when you're speaking to somebody that knows the subjects very well? Well, that's what I felt while reading the first chapter.
I had the same experience all over the book. He shows which tools you should use and how. The source code he uses for examples is available on GitHub.
Jeremy lists the tools to use to assess your page performance, how to optimize CSS and some tricks to further improve that (he also covers some differences between HTTP 1.x and 2.x that may affect performance).
Two chapters are dedicated to images, and both worths to be read.
There is a chapter about fonts optimization which may surprise you.
Chapter 8 and appendix B show how to get rid of jquery if you're using just one or two things of jquery, and how to better improve the performance. I appreciate he looked at so many aspect to improve web performance. It's not just optimizing images, but much more you should be aware if you're developing web application. And surprisingly many seems not aware at all. After reading this book I discovered I was able to quickly understand the issue and how to improve it, of some website I use almost daily, that I considered fast.
It's not a full 5 stars, because, in my opinion, the way he organized the source code is not ideal; instead of using branches or directories inside a single repository, you must clone 16 different repositories, which, in my opinion, is not the best choice. However that's just nit-picking.
2. This is the only book that available on this market, which takes the point one very seriously.
One slight drawback is that it focus on gulp as far as build system is concerned. Webpack would have been better! :)
All in all its a great book!