Twitter rolled out the re-architected version of one of its most visited pages across the site, the Tweet permalink page to boost the performance of the Twitter.com site. "Once our pages are running on this new foundation, we will do more to further improve performance. For example, we will implement the History API to allow partial page reloads in browsers that support it, and begin to overhaul the server side of the application," explains Dan Webb, Engineering Manager, Web Core team.
"We'll continue to roll out this new framework to the rest of the site in the coming weeks, so we'd like to take you on a tour of some of the improvements," stated Webb.
"To improve the twitter.com experience for everyone, we've been working to take back control of our front-end performance by moving the rendering to the server. This has allowed us to drop our initial page load times to 1/5th of what they were previously and reduce differences in performance across browsers," Twitter said.
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