Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Mar 2010 23:57 UTC
Internet Explorer "At last year's PDC, held in November, Microsoft showed a graph showing scores of a variety of Web browsers in the SunSpider JavaScript benchmark, to show off the progress that the company was making with Internet Explorer 9. Another such graph was shown off at the recent MIX event. What was most interesting about the graph was not IE9's progress, but Opera's."
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RE: Diminishing returns
by wirespot on Wed 24th Mar 2010 08:46 UTC in reply to "Diminishing returns"
wirespot
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2006-06-21

When web surfing the bottleneck is your bandwidth


Is it really? We seem to get more and more bandwidth that I dunno what to do with. In Europe, at least, speeds of up to 20 Mbps seem to be common, and even the lowest are still a few Mbps.

and even after that the typical website does not make heavy use of javascript.


Doesn't it? I develop a large community website and I find myself adding JavaScript all the time, for any number of purposes, from pretty graphical effects to AJAX. And this is just the most common stuff, I'm not even talking about a site that actually tries to do really fancy things.

There's also the question of whether or not users can even tell the difference past a certain threshold.


Have no worry, whenever more [computing] power is available, people usually quickly manage to max it out. ;)

Edited 2010-03-24 08:47 UTC

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RE[2]: Diminishing returns
by nt_jerkface on Wed 24th Mar 2010 09:11 in reply to "RE: Diminishing returns"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26


Is it really? We seem to get more and more bandwidth that I dunno what to do with. In Europe, at least, speeds of up to 20 Mbps seem to be common, and even the lowest are still a few Mbps.

That's peak speed and it says nothing about the server sending you the file. Network latency is more of an issue than javascript processing time.


Doesn't it? I develop a large community website and I find myself adding JavaScript all the time, for any number of purposes, from pretty graphical effects to AJAX.

The typical website is mostly HTML, not Javascript. Even a lot of the AJAX heavy websites still generate a lot of HTML since most of the processing is done server side.


Have no worry, whenever more [computing] power is available, people usually quickly manage to max it out. ;)

It has nothing to do with computing power.

Once people can no longer tell the difference between super-fast and ultra-fast rendering the question needs to be asked if these benchmarks even matter. I think to often they are just used for cheap bragging rights.

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