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Feel the Burn: Five Weightloss Tips to Keep Your JavaScript Trim

JavaScript minification is now commonplace on the web, thanks to tools like JSMin, YUI Compressor, Google Closure Compiler, and the Microsoft Ajax Minifier. These useful tools do things like strip out comments, remove unnecessary whitespace, and shorten local variable names to single characters.

There are a lot of little things that a developer can do to help them along with the goal of getting the slimmest, trimmest script file. Let’s take a look at five techniques that you can employ to get JavaScript to burn a little extra fat.