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Josh Duck

Josh is a frontend engineering manager who likes websites to go fast. At the ABC, Josh led the effort to reinvent the corporation's frontend architecture and bring the power of React to some of Australia's most popular websites. Prior to that he was a manager with Facebook's Web Performance team.


The first two seconds: Faster page loads with React

We're often told it's impossible to create React pages that load quickly. Are React developers really doomed to a life of embarrassing Lighthouse scores? Working with the ABC, Josh and his team were tasked with rebuilding their sites using React. They knew slow page loads were not an option for news, entertainment and information. This talk charts the ABC's journey and how page load speed is measured, the trade-offs between different app architectures, and finally the APIs and tools browsers give you to speed your sites up.

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