Prevent ESRI JavaScript API from making it's own HTTP Requests

Idea created by roy_hewitt on Jul 15, 2014
    Implemented
    Score20
    • rgrichards
    • roy_hewitt
    I'm not a fan of how the JavaScript API handles dependencies.  I make an effort to combine and minify my scripts and styles for production to speed up the web app.  Unfortunately it seems that the ESRI JavaScript API fires off it's own http://yuiblog.com/blog/2006/11/28/performance-research-part-1/"  A project I was working on recently showed 15 requests for small JS files originated by ESRI, not my application code.  Browsers can only handle a few requests at a time so all other request wait in line.  In low bandwidth environments this really ruins the user experience.

    This is by no means a new idea.  I just came across a Yahoo! Development Blog post about the importance of reducing HTTP requests written way BACK IN 2006!