In a blog post, S. “Soma” Somasegar, senior vice president of Microsoft’s Developer Division, laid out the benefits of Doloto. Describing the problem users face, Somasegar said: “AJAX Web applications bring a variety of rich user experiences to the Web, but often those experiences require downloading a lot of code. The result is applications that are frustratingly slow to load and taxing to Web servers.”
Yet, on its Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) DevLabs site, Microsoft delivered Doloto, a tool that makes pages more responsive by decreasing the initial download size of complex AJAX Web applications. Doloto is a stand-alone client-side tool, Somasegar said. Doloto stands for Download Time Optimizer and is also the Russian word for chisel.
And Microsoft’s results using Doloto show performance enhancements of up to 40 percent. Said Somasegar: