The Polaris Framework Helps Load Websites Faster Than Normal

By: Katherine Pendrill - Mar 10, 2016
References: & fastcompany
'Polaris' is a new server-based framework that helps load websites faster than ever before. Most people know the frustrating feeling of waiting for a webpage to load on their smartphone. This tool works to speed up loading times by cutting down on 'web bloat.'

Polaris is a framework developed by a team of researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. The new tool works by pre-mapping connections between the different features on a webpage. Polarisl then figures out the most efficient way to load these features, thus cutting down on web bloat that slows down loading times. In turn, websites load up to 34 percent faster with Polaris. This differs from the process browsers typically use to load websites, which often involves fetching objects such as images, JavaScript source code and other files.

The ability to load websites faster not only benefits consumers, but it could also help websites increase their traffic.