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Priorities for the Diagnosis of JavaScript-Based Websites

In the last 20 years, Google's search engine has changed a lot. If we look at technology and web development as a whole, we can see that the pace of change is quite dramatic.

This 1998 site was informative, but not very attractive or easy to use:

Modern web sites not only look much better, but they are equipped with powerful features, such as push notifications, partially working offline and loading in the blink of an eye.

But if we want to be precise, we should use the term "apps" instead of "websites" because websites are interactive, dynamic and built with JavaScript.

JavaScript as a game changer

For a long time, Google was not able to run JavaScript, but in 2015, the company took a giant step in JavaScript processing.

It must be emphasized that the evolution of a search engine is much slower than what happens in the web development niche, which may explain why Google remains the ONLY search engine able to run JavaScript.

At the very beginning, when the World Wide Web was built with Web sites consisting only of static hypertext markup language (HTML), Google had a simple task to complete:

Make a request to the server → get the static HTML response → index page

I know this is a super simple description of the process, but I want to show the differences between web site processing and website processing today.

[Read the full article on Search Engine Land.]


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