Web Performance: The African Case

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We often assume that everyone has a good internet connection and hardware with high specifications. While this might be true in some regions, it is not the case worldwide. I want to draw attention to Africa, where many countries struggle with poor 3G connections that are costly, depending on the amount of data consumed. This is due to the continent's limited infrastructure, leading to a reliance on mobile connections. 


Given these circumstances, efficient data usage with a good web performance becomes a priority. So our session will focus on the challenges faced by African users and developers, and how downloading large amounts of JavaScript is exacerbating data consumption and performance issues. We will explore how existing frameworks tried to solve the problem and how Qwik did with its innovative approach to resumability, presents a transformative solution to these challenges. Unlike traditional SPAs, Qwik's resumability drastically reduces the initial JavaScript payload, enabling applications to become interactive more quickly, even on slow connections.

Ayoub Alouane
Ayoub Alouane
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