Google Hosted Libs?

Colin Clark colin.clark at
Tue Dec 2 16:41:49 UTC 2008


On 2-Dec-08, at 11:33 AM, electBlake wrote:

> I know this isn't all that new, but I was just wondering what everyone
> thought about it.
> I'm been thinking of trying it out, I've heard of some people
> experiencing some MAJOR load-time saves.
> Opinions?

I think it makes a lot of sense. Several other prominent online  
companies, including Yahoo! and AOL, offer similar Content Delivery  
Networks (CDNs) designed to speed up download time.

With such high-traffic hosting, the potential here is that your  
JavaScript libraries will be loaded out of the browser's cache instead  
of downloaded over and over again for each new domain that serves up  
the same old library.

We're planning to deliver Fluid Infusion via Google's Ajax Libraries  
API when we hit 1.0 in March.


Colin Clark
Technical Lead, Fluid Project
Adaptive Technology Resource Centre, University of Toronto

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