VS Web sites/projects come loaded with several .js files, most of which I don't use (e.g., I use a CDN for newer versions of jQuery and jQuery-UI). I know it's safe to remove these unneeded .js files from my projects, but is there any benefit from doing so? Are they deployed to the web server if left alone?

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    I would say that, in general, removing unused files certainly improves comprehensibility for future maintainers of the code.
    – apsillers
    Commented Jun 19, 2013 at 18:11
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    Also good for security - a classic attack vector is through old versions.
    – K.Steff
    Commented Jun 19, 2013 at 18:17
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    Yes. If you're using Visual Studio with a "Web Site" they're deployed when using WebDeploy. Also, the more important aspect here is what apsillers said. Commented Jun 19, 2013 at 18:30

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yes, it's take time to load and cause to reduce the performance , other way to reduce it you can compile multiple js files in to one.please refer https://developers.google.com/speed/articles/compressing-javascript http://closure-compiler.appspot.com/home

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    would you mind explaining more on what it does and why do you recommend it as answering the question asked? "Link-only answers" are not quite welcome at Stack Exchange
    – gnat
    Commented Oct 31, 2013 at 8:30

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