Optimization in web development can mean many things. Optimization, in general, means to speed things up. There are a number of areas where we can speed things up in PHP and jQuery development.
Throughout the book, we have already seen some examples of optimization, without using the word to define it. Here are a few of them:
- Using plugins to provide functionality optimizes your own time, as you do not need to rewrite everything
- Using JSON instead of XML optimizes bandwidth and also reduces the amount of work needed by the server and client as they translate the data into their respective native object forms
- Using jQuery's Ajax methods instead of reloading every web page optimizes the user's experience, making interactions ...