Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 21st Mar 2009 22:41 UTC
General Development Recently, a new browser war has erupted all over the internet, with various browsers making massive improvements in each release to trumpet those made by others. While Firefox certainly ignited this new browser war, Chrome is the one who started the JavaScript war. The first release of Google's web browser came with a brand new JavaScript engine that was a lot faster than those of its competitors, forcing them to improve their JavaScript performance as well. This whole JS thing has gotten to the heads of the folks at Google, and they've created a site for experiments which show off the power of JS.
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javascript wars/to Thom
by Lennie on Sun 22nd Mar 2009 09:18 UTC
Lennie
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Thom, I know it's probably just journalistic freedom or something, but the javascript-wars were already going on between Gecko (Mozilla/Firefox) and Webkit (Safari at the time). For example Safari already had just before that releases a new and improved javascript-engine and Mozilla-guys were already busy with TraceMonkey. This is also the reason they could actually compete with Google's Javascript-engine. IE on the other hand, was still 3 optimisation steps behind. Although there rendering isn't to bad, which they say they focusing on is more useful.

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