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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2007-09-22

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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RE: javascript wars/to Thom
by Delgarde on Sun 22nd Mar 2009 20:29 in reply to "javascript wars/to Thom"
Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

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.


Agreed - Chrome is nice, but it certainly didn't play any part in starting a new browser war - Gecko, WebKit, and Opera were already going at it enthusiastically long before Google jumped in. Google is just the most recent entrant in a competition that's been going on for a few years now... a competition I think largely inspired by the Acid2 and Acid3 tests...

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RE[2]: javascript wars/to Thom
by ector on Sun 22nd Mar 2009 22:08 in reply to "RE: javascript wars/to Thom"
ector Member since:
2006-06-05

Google is just the most recent entrant in a competition that's been going on for a few years now... a competition I think largely inspired by the Acid2 and Acid3 tests...


The Acid2 and Acid3 tests were written by Hixie who is employed by ... Google. Cheers.

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