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Build Performance

Acme's current build times are concerning, often ranging between 20-25 minutes. For a modern web application, these durations are on the higher side, which can impact the speed of deployment and the ability to quickly roll out new features or critical fixes.

One of the primary reasons for the extended build time seems to be the data sourcing phase. Acme's application fetches data from multiple sources during the build process, and not all of these sources have been optimized for rapid data retrieval. This can lead to significant bottlenecks, especially when dealing with large datasets or when external data sources experience latencies.

Moreover, the application's codebase has grown over the years, and not all parts of it are efficiently structured. Some legacy code modules are processed during every build, even though they are no longer relevant or have been deprecated. This unnecessary processing adds to the build time.

Another contributing factor could be the lack of parallel processing during the build. Modern build tools allow for certain tasks to be run in parallel, which can significantly reduce overall build time. Acme's build process appears to be largely sequential, which means it doesn't fully utilize available resources.

To address these issues, Acme could consider:

  1. Optimizing Data Sources: Reviewing and optimizing the data sources used during the build can lead to significant time savings. This could involve caching frequently accessed data, optimizing database queries, or even reconsidering the need for certain data sources.
  2. Refactoring the Codebase: By cleaning up and refactoring the codebase, Acme can ensure that only relevant modules are processed during the build. This would involve identifying and removing deprecated code and ensuring that the remaining code is efficiently structured.
  3. Parallelizing Build Tasks: Modern build tools like Webpack and Rollup allow for tasks to be run in parallel. By restructuring the build process to take advantage of this, Acme can ensure faster build times.

By addressing these areas, Acme could potentially reduce its build times by a significant margin, leading to a more streamlined and efficient deployment process.