Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Feb 2009 20:08 UTC
Opera Software Opera has announced a new JavaScript engine. "Over the past few months, a small team of developers and testers have been working on implementing a new ECMAScript/JavaScript engine for Opera. When Opera's current ECMAScript engine, called Futhark, was first released in a public version, it was the fastest engine on the market. That engine was developed to minimize code footprint and memory usage, rather than to achieve maximum execution speed. This has traditionally been a correct trade-off on many of the platforms Opera runs on. The Web is a changing environment however, and tomorrow's advanced web applications will require faster ECMAScript execution, so we have now taken on the challenge to once again develop the fastest ECMAScript engine on the market."
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RE: old news
by johnnysaucepn on Thu 5th Feb 2009 21:27 UTC in reply to "old news"
johnnysaucepn
Member since:
2006-08-22

No, this is new news - which probably won't even be stable enough to go into 10.0.

It's a shame people make so much fuss over Javascript benchmarks - Opera is head and shoulders above anyone in rendering and UI performance, the things that actually matter right now.

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RE[2]: old news
by Jesse on Thu 5th Feb 2009 22:03 in reply to "RE: old news"
Jesse Member since:
2009-02-05

Javascript performance means a lot to many people (myself included) "right now" and is rightly getting the attention it's been lacking.

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RE[3]: old news
by ebasconp on Thu 5th Feb 2009 22:08 in reply to "RE[2]: old news"
ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

Opera browser deserves more attention and marketshare than its competition.

IMO it is a high quality product, with a lot of features, providing an excellent user experience and that runs in a lot of platforms.

Good work Opera guys!

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RE[2]: old news
by abraxas on Sat 7th Feb 2009 17:14 in reply to "RE: old news"
abraxas Member since:
2005-07-07

No, this is new news - which probably won't even be stable enough to go into 10.0.

It's a shame people make so much fuss over Javascript benchmarks - Opera is head and shoulders above anyone in rendering and UI performance, the things that actually matter right now.


Javascript is very important on today's web. It's used virtually everywhere and currently Opera's javascript performance is subpar. It really can affect your browsing negatively if you visit javascript heavy websites. This is an important development for Opera especially considering Webkit and Gecko's recent JS performance enhancements.

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