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Wes Bos

Wes Bos

Full Stack JavaScript Developer. Creator of really good web development courses. BBQ enthusiast.

Scott Tolinski

Scott Tolinski

Web Developer, Creator of Level Up Tuts, Bboy, Robotops Crew and Youtuber

Playing: 253: Hasty Treat - Developing for Slow and Spotty Connections



Jun 1st, 2020

Hasty Treat - Developing for Slow and Spotty Connections

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In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about how to develop for slow internet connections.

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Show Notes

02:26 - Types of Slow connections

  • Slow upload
  • Slow download
    • This could be that your kids are watching a show and your partner is on a zoom call
  • High latency
  • Intermittent

07:47 - Loading UI

  • Show loading UI for everything, but after X seconds
  • Page transitions on SPAs
  • Form switches - enter country, get list of provinces/shipping/whatever

11:58 - Account for XHR failures

  • Sometimes I'm in a loading state forever
  • State machines will account for this

13:26 - "Still working" timeouts

  • Some sort of timeout so the user can get feedback

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