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Improve build performance and revisit the continuous build #884

matthewp opened this Issue Nov 2, 2017 · 0 comments


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matthewp commented Nov 2, 2017

steal-tools supports continue builds through its --watch flag. We want to revisit this mode, make sure it is both fast and compatible with the way people work in development mode, making it an alternative to using steal.js and live-reload.

This was discussed on a recent live stream (21:41).

The Problem

The continuous build was created a long time ago, before steal supported npm even. Some optimizations are not in place that would make it faster in modern workflows.

Additionally it likely doesn't work well with the extremely stateful parts of steal, such as the npm plugin.

The Solution

  • Revisit this build and improve its performance and reliability.
  • Consider finding way to implement caching so that subsequent builds are faster.
  • Update the guide to use a more modern stack, possibly building off of the progressive loading guide (or create a new app if needed).
  • Test the continue build against donejs apps like PMO to make sure it works there.

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@matthewp matthewp changed the title Revisit the continuous build Improve build performance and revisit the continuous build Nov 15, 2018

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