Fernando Correia’s Weblog

September 21, 2008

JavaScript performance: SquirrelFish Extreme

Filed under: Software Development — Fernando Correia @ 11:17 am
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The WebKit team announced a new generation of their JavaScript engine: SquirrelFish Extreme.

It leverages several advanced techniques and the result is quite fast JavaScript execution.

With this new scripting engine and its great rendering speed, WebKit is even better positioned as a leading browser engine.

There are already several benchmarks comparing SquirrelFish Extreme to previous WebKit versions and to other engines:

The new generation of browsers with fast rendering and scripting engines and multiprocess architecture is becoming a competitive platform for Rich Internet Applications and may provide a compelling alternative to environments like Flash / Flex and Silverlight.

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