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  • New GraphWorld Tool Accelerates Graph Neural-Network Benchmarking

    Google AI has recently released GraphWorld, a tool to accelerate performance benchmarking in the area of graph neural networks (GNNs). GraphWorld is a configurable framework to generate graphs with a variety of structural properties like different node degree distributions and Gini index.

  • ImageSharp 2.0.0: the Feature-Packed Release

    ImageSharp, one of the most popular .NET image-processing libraries, released version 2 of their library. The release includes major features such as supporting WebP, TIFF and PBM as well adding XMP support with various performance improvements and enhancements for JPEG and PNG formats. This release drops support for .NET Standard 1.3. The update replaces version 1.0.4.

  • Webpack vs. Rollup vs. Parcel vs. Browserify: a Detailed Benchmark

    The Google's team recently released a detailed benchmark comparing popular web application bundlers. The first release tests the browserify, parcel, rollup, and webpack bundlers across six dimensions and 61 feature tests. The benchmark aims at giving developers a relevant and structured comparison basis from which to pick a bundler that fits the specific needs of a given project.

  • Benchmarks for Amazon's Graviton2 Arm Processor

    AnandTech has published 'Amazon's Arm-based Graviton2 against AMD and Intel' which includes comprehensive benchmarks across Amazon’s general purpose instances. The cost analysis section describes ‘An x86 Massacre’, as while the pure performance of the Arm chip is generally in the same region as the x86 competitors, its lower price means the price/performance is substantially better.

  • JEP 230: A New Microbenchmark Suite for JDK 12

    The OpenJDK Microbenchmark Suite (JEP 230), based on the Java Microbenchmark Harness (JMH), is a new feature in the release of JDK 12. Claes Redestad, principal member of technical staff at Oracle, spoke to InfoQ about the new Microbenchmark Suite.

  • Updates to Google Chrome DevTools

    The upcoming version of Chrome DevTools has a number of new features that can help developers build faster web pages and have an easier time debugging complex asynchronous code. At Google I/O 2017, Paul Irish presented a State of the Union showcasing a number of these new features.

  • Google Retires Octane JavaScript Benchmark

    Google has retired their Octane JavaScript benchmark tool, citing over-optimization of micro-benchmarks to the detriment of real-world performance. Other browser vendors agree that the benchmark by itself is of little value. In the future, performance improvements may come from focusing on what the user is actually experiencing.

  • Swift’s Benchmarking Suite is Now Open Source

    Apple has open sourced Swift’s benchmarking suite, a key piece in tracking Swift performance and catching performance regressions when adding new features to the language.

  • Artfully Benchmarking Java 8 Streams and Lambdas

    Benchmarking and comparing Java 8 functional-style programming with the imperative-style can be tricky at times. Takipi blogs' recent posting shows us how.

  • Microsoft: Edge Performs Better than Chrome and Firefox

    This article outlines some of the performance optimizations done for the Chakra engine and the Octane and Jet Stream benchmark results for Edge, Chrome and Firefox.

  • Web Frameworks Benchmark 2015

    We published in 2014 the results of TechEmpower’s benchmark of various web frameworks, a term including web platforms and micro-frameworks. A year later, they have published a new set of results outlining important changes in the performance of top 10 web frameworks.

  • Hadoop Summit 2014 Day Two - On the Path to Enterprise Grade Hadoop

    Hadoop Summit Day Two report covers the important trends and changes from last year's summit. It also covers the important announcements of the day in relation to this year's trending topics. This report shares an analysis of the Hadoop market by leading analysts, competing benchmarks by vendors and platform specific innovations and announcements.

  • Jackson Founder, Tatu Saloranta, responds to JSON Benchmarks

    Last week, InfoQ reported that Groovy 2.3 has a much faster JSON parser than previous versions. While creating the article, we sent an email to Tatu Saloranta, founder of the Jackson JSON processor. We wanted to see what he thought about Rick Hightower reporting that Groovy and Boon provide the fastest JSON parser for the JVM.

  • AnyPresence Soups up Enterprise MBaaS Platform- Part 1 of 2

    Mobile Backend as a Service provider AnyPresence continues to hone their chops. Launching the fifth update to their self-titled platform geared for the enterprise. Co-founder Rich Mendis provides some insights for InfoQ readers…

  • NoSQL Benchmark Compares Aerospike, Cassandra, Couchbase and MongoDB

    A recent set of benchmarks compares Aerospike, Cassandra, Couchbase and MongoDB to see how they fare when it comes to insert throughput, maximum throughput, latency and behavior during a failover.