Python Web Apps that Fly with CDNs Transcripts
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Lecture: More than one request

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0:00 I told you that web pages require more than one network request to load them up. Well, let's make that concrete.
0:08 Here's an example that's close to home, the courses catalog page over at Talk Python Training. Here we have our different courses that you might take.
0:17 So this involves some CSS, some plain HTML, of course, lots of images. Every course has an image file. Now look down here in the bottom.
0:27 I've opened up the network tools, the dev tools, and gone to the network section in my browser, Vivaldi. We are going to spend a lot of time
0:35 down in the network tools for your browser because that's how you see exactly what's happening with all this interchange.
0:42 So you can see down here that there is actually 109 requests to serve this page. And this isn't even a fancy front-end framework type of situation.
0:52 We're not using Vue or Angular. We're just doing straight server side responses with HTML.
0:58 And then there's just a bunch of resources you've got to get. And yet the content is loading incredibly fast, 196 milliseconds. And in this scenario,
1:08 I told you the servers on the East Coast of the US and the users on the West Coast. Well, I live on the West Coast. That's where I made this request.
1:16 And the server is actually hosted on the East Coast in New York City. So it's also close to Europe, not just Americans.
1:23 And so the ping time there is about 100 milliseconds. So this page loads incredibly fast, but it still has to make a ton of requests.
1:31 When you think about that picture and those users who are far away like Australia or Africa or places like that,
1:39 they've got to make a lot of requests back to get those static resources, at least the first interaction they have with them.
1:46 And it's not just that one ping time, that one load time of that basic HTML page, it's amplified across, in this case, 109 requests.

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