TaskMuncher Performance

TaskMuncher Performance

by John Vincent


Posted on November 04, 2018



Let’s discuss TaskMuncher performance after the upgrade to Webpack 4, Babel 7 and Material-UI 3

TaskMuncher V2 Performance

For extensive discussions regarding TaskMuncher, please see TaskMuncher Overview

For discussion regarding TaskMuncher V2 development work, see Update TaskMuncher to Webpack v4, Babel v7, Material-UI v3

Also helpful is Optimizing TaskMuncher

TaskMuncher V2 Testing

  • Chrome, initial load
    • Home page = 1 sec
    • Login < 0.25 sec
    • Calendar < 0.1 sec
  • Chrome, subsequent invocations are instantaneous as files are retrieved from browser cache.

  • Mobile, initial load
    • Home page = 1-2 secs
    • Login = 1-2 secs
    • Calendar = 1 sec
  • Mobile, subsequent invocations are instantaneous.

TaskMuncher V2 Validation

Website Validation Reference

TaskMuncher V1 Website Validation

Lighthouse

TaskMuncher V2

94: Performance
62: Progressive Web App
92: Accessibility
100: Best Practices
100: SEO

TaskMuncher V1

21: Performance
35: Progressive Web App
92: Accessibility
100: Best Practices
100: SEO

There is clearly a huge improvement in the performance of TaskMuncher V2.

TaskMuncher V1

TaskMuncher V1 was based on webpack 3. The production build yielded

main.bundle.css  568 bytes       0  [emitted]         main
./index.html    3.64 kB          [emitted]         
bundle.js    16.1 MB       0  [emitted]  [big]  main

From a browser, the home page www.taskmuncher.com showed these files being retrieved

main.bundle.css  568 bytes 
download  size 557 bytes

bundle.js    16.1 MB
download  size 3.8MB

The files downloaded are much smaller than the files built by webpack. This is due to Nginx gzipping the files prior to download. For details, see Configure HTTPS Nginx

Problems

  • bundle.js is huge (3.8MB). Requires code splitting.
  • not practical over a mobile phone network. In effect, TaskMuncher V1 was not a practical mobile application.
  • bundle.js contains application and vendor code.
    • vendor code is huge and will change infrequently.
    • application code changes frequently and will require a complete download.
  • browsers may not get the latest version bundle.js. Requires cache busting.

The solution to these problems is to use code splitting and cache busting from webpack 4.

TaskMuncher V2

TaskMuncher V2 was based on webpack 4. The production build yielded

                               index.html   4.34 KiB          [emitted]         
                           assets/icons.svg     35 KiB          [emitted]         
                 1.517e739f69feee06f636.css  575 bytes       1  [emitted]         main
        main.aaaecfc7d23a48393dab.bundle.js   46.8 KiB       1  [emitted]         main
           2.f116dd20719ffd3e2155.bundle.js    106 KiB       2  [emitted]         
           3.d09078d544e366ed7cca.bundle.js    226 KiB       3  [emitted]         
           4.1b29a07a15585ced160e.bundle.js   26.2 KiB       4  [emitted]         
      vendor.348028e469699b4c4e1b.bundle.js    315 KiB       5  [emitted]  [big]  vendor
           6.a6bdfe9669738b9b5d7f.bundle.js    762 KiB       6  [emitted]  [big]  
           7.ed6c0809ef4814f13341.bundle.js    257 KiB       7  [emitted]  [big]  
    manifest.87a618c1f83c717e6bdd.bundle.js    4.4 KiB       8  [emitted]         manifest
       0.66b1ba767846fb68f215.bundle.js.map  450 bytes       0  [emitted]         
             1.517e739f69feee06f636.css.map  832 bytes       1  [emitted]         main
    main.aaaecfc7d23a48393dab.bundle.js.map  154 bytes       1  [emitted]         main
       2.f116dd20719ffd3e2155.bundle.js.map  163 bytes       2  [emitted]         
       3.d09078d544e366ed7cca.bundle.js.map  153 bytes       3  [emitted]         
       4.1b29a07a15585ced160e.bundle.js.map  159 bytes       4  [emitted]         
  vendor.348028e469699b4c4e1b.bundle.js.map  630 bytes       5  [emitted]         vendor
       6.a6bdfe9669738b9b5d7f.bundle.js.map  442 bytes       6  [emitted]         
       7.ed6c0809ef4814f13341.bundle.js.map  154 bytes       7  [emitted]         
manifest.87a618c1f83c717e6bdd.bundle.js.map  139 bytes       8  [emitted]         manifest
           0.66b1ba767846fb68f215.bundle.js    430 KiB       0  [emitted]  [big]  
                    images/john-vincent.jpg   22.7 KiB          [emitted]         
                     images/taskmuncher.png   71.2 KiB          [emitted]         
                            images/home.jpg    112 KiB          [emitted]         
                                sitemap.xml   1.03 KiB          [emitted]         
                google9104b904281bf3a3.html   53 bytes          [emitted]         
                                 robots.txt   63 bytes          [emitted]         
                 android-chrome-192x192.png   3.19 KiB          [emitted]         
                 android-chrome-512x512.png   7.69 KiB          [emitted]         
                       apple-touch-icon.png   3.11 KiB          [emitted]         
                          browserconfig.xml  246 bytes          [emitted]         
                          favicon-16x16.png  866 bytes          [emitted]         
                          favicon-32x32.png   1.25 KiB          [emitted]         
                                favicon.ico   14.7 KiB          [emitted]         
                         mstile-144x144.png   3.19 KiB          [emitted]         
                         mstile-150x150.png   3.21 KiB          [emitted]         
                         mstile-310x150.png   3.34 KiB          [emitted]         
                         mstile-310x310.png   5.63 KiB          [emitted]         
                           mstile-70x70.png   2.45 KiB          [emitted]         
                      safari-pinned-tab.svg   3.13 KiB          [emitted]         
                           site.webmanifest  505 bytes          [emitted]         
Entrypoint main [big] = manifest.87a618c1f83c717e6bdd.bundle.js manifest.87a618c1f83c717e6bdd.bundle.js.map vendor.348028e469699b4c4e1b.bundle.js vendor.348028e469699b4c4e1b.bundle.js.map 1.517e739f69feee06f636.css main.aaaecfc7d23a48393dab.bundle.js 1.517e739f69feee06f636.css.map main.aaaecfc7d23a48393dab.bundle.js.map


WARNING in asset size limit: The following asset(s) exceed the recommended size limit (244 KiB).
This can impact web performance.
Assets: 
  0.66b1ba767846fb68f215.bundle.js (430 KiB)
  vendor.348028e469699b4c4e1b.bundle.js (315 KiB)
  6.a6bdfe9669738b9b5d7f.bundle.js (762 KiB)
  7.ed6c0809ef4814f13341.bundle.js (257 KiB)

WARNING in entrypoint size limit: The following entrypoint(s) combined asset size exceeds the recommended limit (244 KiB). This can impact web performance.
Entrypoints:
  main (367 KiB)
      manifest.87a618c1f83c717e6bdd.bundle.js
      vendor.348028e469699b4c4e1b.bundle.js
      1.517e739f69feee06f636.css
      main.aaaecfc7d23a48393dab.bundle.js

TaskMuncher V2 Testing

From a browser, the home page www.taskmuncher.com showed these files being retrieved

1.517e739f69feee06f636.css  575 bytes
download size=485B

main.aaaecfc7d23a48393dab.bundle.js   46.8 KiB 
download size=7.9kb

vendor.348028e469699b4c4e1b.bundle.js 315 KiB
download size=78.7kb

manifest.87a618c1f83c717e6bdd.bundle.js    4.4 KiB 
download size=1.8kb

0.66b1ba767846fb68f215.bundle.js    430 KiB
download size=84.7kb

2.f116dd20719ffd3e2155.bundle.js    106 KiB 
download size=18.3kb

which is a vast improvement from TaskMuncher V1.

From a browser, the member section showed these files being retrieved

6.a6bdfe9669738b9b5d7f.bundle.js    762 KiB
download size=184kb

3.d09078d544e366ed7cca.bundle.js    226 KiB
download size=30.5kb

From a browser, the calendar section showed these files being retrieved

7.ed6c0809ef4814f13341.bundle.js 257Kib
download size=51.7kb

4.1b29a07a15585ced160e.bundle.js   26.2 KiB
download size=5.4kb

Note the files downloaded are much smaller than the files built by webpack. This is due to Nginx gzipping the files prior to download. For details, see Configure HTTPS Nginx

This is clearly vastly superior to TaskMuncher V1.

TaskMuncher V2 Caching

Verified that bundles are retrieved from cache.

Altered HomeMain.jsx. Verify build and caching.

                             index.html   4.34 KiB          [emitted]         
             1.517e739f69feee06f636.css  575 bytes       1  [emitted]         main
    main.aaaecfc7d23a48393dab.bundle.js   46.8 KiB       1  [emitted]         main
       2.fdcb27244d44b2f4774e.bundle.js    106 KiB       2  [emitted]         
       3.d09078d544e366ed7cca.bundle.js    226 KiB       3  [emitted]         
       4.1b29a07a15585ced160e.bundle.js   26.2 KiB       4  [emitted]         
  vendor.348028e469699b4c4e1b.bundle.js    315 KiB       5  [emitted]  [big]  vendor
       6.a6bdfe9669738b9b5d7f.bundle.js    762 KiB       6  [emitted]  [big]  
       7.ed6c0809ef4814f13341.bundle.js    257 KiB       7  [emitted]  [big]  
manifest.9f2630ebad2f2d63e667.bundle.js    4.4 KiB       8  [emitted]         manifest
       0.66b1ba767846fb68f215.bundle.js    430 KiB       0  [emitted]  [big]  
      
Entrypoint main [big] = manifest.9f2630ebad2f2d63e667.bundle.js manifest.9f2630ebad2f2d63e667.bundle.js.map vendor.348028e469699b4c4e1b.bundle.js vendor.348028e469699b4c4e1b.bundle.js.map 1.517e739f69feee06f636.css main.aaaecfc7d23a48393dab.bundle.js 1.517e739f69feee06f636.css.map main.aaaecfc7d23a48393dab.bundle.js.map

WARNING in asset size limit: The following asset(s) exceed the recommended size limit (244 KiB).
This can impact web performance.
Assets: 
  0.66b1ba767846fb68f215.bundle.js (430 KiB)
  vendor.348028e469699b4c4e1b.bundle.js (315 KiB)
  6.a6bdfe9669738b9b5d7f.bundle.js (762 KiB)
  7.ed6c0809ef4814f13341.bundle.js (257 KiB)

WARNING in entrypoint size limit: The following entrypoint(s) combined asset size exceeds the recommended limit (244 KiB). This can impact web performance.
Entrypoints:
  main (367 KiB)
      manifest.9f2630ebad2f2d63e667.bundle.js
      vendor.348028e469699b4c4e1b.bundle.js
      1.517e739f69feee06f636.css
      main.aaaecfc7d23a48393dab.bundle.js

manifest has changed from manifest.87a618c1f83c717e6bdd.bundle.js to manifest.9f2630ebad2f2d63e667.bundle.js

2 has changed from 2.f116dd20719ffd3e2155.bundle.js to 2.fdcb27244d44b2f4774e.bundle.js

Tested in the browser. Both of these files are retrieved from the server. The remainder are retrieved from browser cache.

Changed routes/index.jsx

This component is used throughout the application.

                             index.html   4.34 KiB          [emitted]         
             1.517e739f69feee06f636.css  575 bytes       1  [emitted]         main
    main.2a40244bff43ecd10b7f.bundle.js   46.5 KiB       1  [emitted]         main
       2.f116dd20719ffd3e2155.bundle.js    106 KiB       2  [emitted]         
       3.d09078d544e366ed7cca.bundle.js    226 KiB       3  [emitted]         
       4.1b29a07a15585ced160e.bundle.js   26.2 KiB       4  [emitted]         
  vendor.348028e469699b4c4e1b.bundle.js    315 KiB       5  [emitted]  [big]  vendor
       6.a6bdfe9669738b9b5d7f.bundle.js    762 KiB       6  [emitted]  [big]  
       7.ed6c0809ef4814f13341.bundle.js    257 KiB       7  [emitted]  [big]  
manifest.87a618c1f83c717e6bdd.bundle.js    4.4 KiB       8  [emitted]         manifest
       0.66b1ba767846fb68f215.bundle.js    430 KiB       0  [emitted]  [big]  
       
Entrypoint main [big] = manifest.87a618c1f83c717e6bdd.bundle.js manifest.87a618c1f83c717e6bdd.bundle.js.map vendor.348028e469699b4c4e1b.bundle.js vendor.348028e469699b4c4e1b.bundle.js.map 1.517e739f69feee06f636.css main.2a40244bff43ecd10b7f.bundle.js 1.517e739f69feee06f636.css.map main.2a40244bff43ecd10b7f.bundle.js.map


WARNING in asset size limit: The following asset(s) exceed the recommended size limit (244 KiB).
This can impact web performance.
Assets: 
  0.66b1ba767846fb68f215.bundle.js (430 KiB)
  vendor.348028e469699b4c4e1b.bundle.js (315 KiB)
  6.a6bdfe9669738b9b5d7f.bundle.js (762 KiB)
  7.ed6c0809ef4814f13341.bundle.js (257 KiB)

WARNING in entrypoint size limit: The following entrypoint(s) combined asset size exceeds the recommended limit (244 KiB). This can impact web performance.
Entrypoints:
  main (367 KiB)
      manifest.87a618c1f83c717e6bdd.bundle.js
      vendor.348028e469699b4c4e1b.bundle.js
      1.517e739f69feee06f636.css
      main.2a40244bff43ecd10b7f.bundle.js

Files main and manifest changed.

Tested in the browser. Both of these files are retrieved from the server. The remainder were retrieved from browser cache.