#webdev tip: do all of your browser testing in 2G. everyone wins.

@veer66 in the simulator. The point is to keep the code tight. @jalcine

@veer66 What is too tight? If your software/site flies on 2G; it'll be an amazing experience for those on 2G and highers. The lesson here is that to have a stellar experience, designing and testing in the most common (and usually overlooked) parameters can lead to great results. @mishari

@jalcine @mishari Too tight means testing on too slow network e.g. 2400 bps modem. This leads back to my first question. I will rephrase it. Where do people still use 2G?

@veer66 @mishari No lie, I haven't responded for a few reasons:

1) There's no strong case against testing in low speed environments: it literally helps you improve speed times when testing code

2) This "request for evidence" is something you can handle as easily and in the same amount of time you've requested it over here: bfy.tw/LeDr

@veer66 the point is not 2G the point is constraints force you to implement better design. @jalcine

@mishari @jalcine I agree with limiting connection speed to test the web. However, with 2G speed, I have to exclude podcast, video, etc. And I have no information that any potential target still use 2G.

@veer66 @mishari @jalcine (btw you can do video and audio on crappy connections, you just gotta downsample by A Lot. but when I was stealing wifi for my dorm floor from two floors above, dammit I was thankful for finding 0.000001 bits per second online radio stations. lesson: scaling down can be as important as scaling up)


@grainloom @mishari @jalcine "0.000001 bits per second online radio stations" sounds interesting. Can you provide me more information?

@veer66 @mishari @jalcine that's a bit exaggerated tbh, i just searched for something like "low bit rate online radio" and found a collection of online radio stations

@veer66 @mishari @jalcine
s/a bit/a lot/
i mean, getting less than one bit per second would be horribly slow
but idk what bitrate it was and i don't even know what are the common bitrates so i just wrote some small number 😂

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