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News Firefox to get JavaScript boost

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 2 Mar 2010.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    MitchBomcanhao New Member

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    in real world internet usage, where can I see a difference with using "faster" javascript ?
     
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    shanky887614 New Member

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    none at all and whats the point in bothering eith javascript it will only be arround for a few more years
     
  4. shanky887614

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    damn i hate this no edit crap that they call a feature
     
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    roll on HTML 5
     
  6. l3v1ck

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    Sounds good! It's just a shame it'll take so long to catch up to the competition.
     
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    Having just gone from a Pentium D to a Xeon 5520 it is less of an issue now, but until recently, at work event the most modest javascript taxed my machine, and certain sites would push CPU utilisation > 75%... Anything that improve javascript processing is a welcome improvement to many people.
     
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    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    You can't edit from the news story, but you can if you go to the Forums -> Article Discussion ->Article name.
    http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=184116
    If you log in, you can edit it there.
     
  9. mi1ez

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    Which alcoholic named that?
     
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    Javascript is on the come back. The complete opposite of what your suggesting. Javascript + HTML5 canvas tag are going to rule the roost over the next few years.

    You'll notice a slight difference in some of the google apps e.g. gmail.
     
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    2 perfect examples of people not knowing what the hell they are talking about, anyone that uses pretty much any web app these days (and there is going to be a hell of alot more of them in the years to come) will benefit from faster javascript handling, javascript is integral to the growth of this webapp-enabled future html5 is trying to push forward.
     
  12. azrael-

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    JavaScript is *very* imporant and will possibly be for the foreseeable future. It's the center piece of AJAX; a concept on which almost all "Web 2.0" applications are built.

    What I find particularly amusing, however, is that the FireFox devs keep coming with these improved speed claims for almost every new version of the browser. One would think they, of all people, would be able to do what the Chrome devs have done pretty much from the start. Then again, what do I know... :)
     
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    While the article makes it sound like Super fast, the reality is when two technologies combined together would only give 50% increase in JS performance, which will only be on par with Saferi, Chrome 5 and Opera 10.5

    So it is not a breakthrough, it is merely telling us that Firefox 4.0 might ( which i doubt they will have it ready by then judging by their history ) have the same JS speed that other browsers are having NOW.
     
  14. rickysio

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    Not that I care about speed - do I really need to care about the few more miliseconds FF 3.7a3pre takes to view a page than versus the few more miliseconds FF takes off with all it's plugins?
     
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