Rise of the Web Workers
Unfortunately, all this work now competes for the same resources that the browser needs, to do things like render a page, or apply styles. In many cases, this makes the browser slow, preventing the web application from attaining its full, smooth experience.
Web workers have been in the browser for a while, but they have mostly been used for engaging demos like adding mustaches in a cat video 🙂
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Parashuram is a front end developer and web performance enthusiast and author of tools like browser-perf. He has created the Web Worker based render for ReactJS and runs “science-like” experiments to explore ways to make web applications faster.
He is also an open source contributor, a committer in the Apache Cordova project and works as a Program Manager in Microsoft.
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