Feb 07 2019
Design and Single Page Applications
Design is more than just appearance. The world of software design can encompass performance, code architectures, tooling, paradigms, strategies, and a dozen other topics. In regards to single page applications, it seems that there is excessive catering to appearances at the expense of many, many other categories. This is unfortunate because not only do the developers suffer, but the users do too! While the developers mainly struggle from a technical standpoint, users can become frusterated with defective software or slow delivery of features.
I don’t mean to brag (well maybe I do), but react + redux is between 12x - 15x the size of this post. Instead of throwing a steaming pile of dependencies at my user, I am only serving them what they are really asking for. They do not want react or redux. They (hopefully) just want the content. So while the load time feels like a single page application, it’s really not… It’s just pragmatic.