It’s already been an exciting year at Coda, with launches that built on our features from the end of 2020 (like pre-filled forms) to launches that enabled new ways to interact with your data (reactions and new controls). While we continue to invest in new and exciting ways to make Coda work for your team, we remain committed to our goal of making docs more performant.
Following November’s update on changes we made to reduce doc load time by 25%, I’m excited to share that we’ve made even more improvements to further reduce median doc load time by 15%!
In addition to optimizing how we encode data so that it can be stored more efficiently, we’ve specifically optimized three types of columns: lookup, select list, and people columns. If your docs have tables with these types of columns in them, hopefully you’re noticing a smoother experience. If not, don’t worryーwe’re working on optimizing more column types soon, which should continue to speed up your docs.
Even better? Our latest improvements don’t just impact how fast your docs load; they also make docs less likely to approach server side limits for cross-doc and API actions that have been known to affect some larger docs.
And we’re not done yet. We’ll continue to work on key doc performance vectors, and will provide more updates soon. Next, the team plans to tackle additional column types, and a progressive doc load model that will make your pages load even more quickly. This also lays the groundwork for improvements in calculation performance, which we plan to focus on in the coming weeks as well.
Thanks for keeping us accountable to deliver on this commitment with your feedback and questions in this forum.