Forget about Google’s hosted libraries and say hello to CDNJS. I can’t believe I’ve only now found out about this!

Elevator pitch:

  • Has servers in Australia wheres Google doesn’t, so latency is an order of magnitude faster
  • Has tonnes of javascript, css and other frontend libraries – much larger selection than google
  • List of libraries is community managed via github

Those are pretty much the key points. Read more here, and it’s located at

My own testing confirms the massive latency benefit over Google – just check out this download of jQuery, 0.9 seconds for Google versus 0.06 seconds from CDNJS. That’s a crazy big difference!

If you’re supplying Australian customers, you would be mad not to use it.