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Challenges Performing Background Compilation in V8

by Abel Avram on  Feb 15, 2014

This article includes details on the recently background compilation introduced in V8, Chrome’s JavaScript engine.

Dart 1.1 Pushes Performance Even Further

by Abel Avram on  Jan 17, 2014

The recently released Dart 1.1 comes with better performance for the dart2js compiler and improves support for the server-side development. The language itself is pretty much on hold.

One Less Browser Engine: Opera Switches to WebKit

by Abel Avram on  Feb 13, 2013

Opera will release new versions of their browser for mobile and desktop based on WebKit. They are also going to integrate Chromium.

Google Has Open Sourced Octane, a New JavaScript Benchmark Suite

by Abel Avram on  Aug 21, 2012

Google has open sourced Octane, a JavaScript benchmarking suite consisting of 13 tests measuring browser performance.

Node Gets Faster, More Stable

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Jul 02, 2012

Node.js 0.8 is out. It is faster, more stable, has major improvements in the Cluster module, a new Domain module and a new build that depends on GYP.

Preview the Next JavaScript in Google Chrome

by Jonathan Allen on  Feb 13, 2012 1

Google Chrome and V8 now support some of the features planned for the next version of JavaScript, known as ECMAScript 3.1 “Harmony”. To try out these features you can use dev channel release of Chrome with the “Experimental JavaScript features” flag turned on.

Debugging Mobile Web Apps: Weinre and JSConsole Now, Remote WebKit Eventually

by Werner Schuster on  Jul 31, 2011

Debuggers in mobile web browsers are anemic at best. InfoQ takes a look at existing workarounds and tools like Weinre and JSConsole, as well as the upcoming changes in mobile browsers that will bring full debugging support. Also: the two mobile browsers that already live in the future and ship remote debugging support.

Evented I/O for Javascript with Google V8-based Node.js

by Werner Schuster on  Nov 24, 2009

Node.js allows scalable ѕtandalone Javascript server programs by bundling Google's V8 with libraries for event-based I/O. InfoQ takes a look at what makes Node.js tick.

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