There have been a few times this year where we’ve been able to make significant size reductions to a page, in the ball park of 100 KB over the wire ( compressed ). To really drive home how big those changes are, we would describe them in units of jQuery.

The current version of jQuery ( 3.4.1 ) comes in at 30,774 bytes over the wire ( gzip compressed ). That would make the example 100 KB improvement above worth “3.2 jQuerys”.

If you’ve ever done front end work on the web “<X> jQuerys” paints a picture of how many bytes we are talking about.