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Get your library from Google, speed up your site

Matthew Pennell

May 29, 2008 at 2:08 AM

Google have released their AJAX Libraries API and now host all the major JavaScript libraries (jQuery, Prototype, Scriptaculous, mootools, and Dojo) on their own servers. What does this mean for you? Well, you can now load your favorite library direct from Google’s ultra-fast servers, either directly or using their new google.loader API; but more importantly the more people that adopt this approach, the higher the likelihood that your site visitors will have the library ready-cached when they arrive, saving you valuable download time and speeding up your site or app.

There are, of course, caveats – Derek Allard discusses some of the potential negative implications for both private sites and CMS developers.

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