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The Problem

Whenever you start to see an obvious slowdown on the front end, you know something somewhere is lagging. When you’re working on a full stack application, that could mean anywhere. Do we check our React components first, our actions and endpoints, or our database queries or indexes? Could it even be a DevOps issue or something with our content delivery network? Does our Docker container need more resources?

These are the questions I started to ask myself as I went down the rabbit hole of trying to optimize AdBuilder. AdBuilder is a design program used to build advertising creatives here at GumGum. It’s used by our design, operations and sales teams as an automation tool to build and serve ads faster. A user can construct one of our ad units by uploading assets, resizing and dragging those assets, adding animations, and finally, exporting HTML markup. …

Trevor Jung

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