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Author Topic: Microsoft MASSIVELY improves JavaScript performance in IE8  (Read 3578 times)

Lashiec

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Microsoft MASSIVELY improves JavaScript performance in IE8
« on: October 23, 2008, 06:26:44 PM »
Look who is coming back into the web browser game. Proving that competition is the best recipe towards improving one's product, Microsoft has tweaked IE's JavaScript engine in unexpected ways, just like Derick Eisenhardt is showing in his blog with the famous SunSpider benchmark.

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While it's still a bit far from the competition, at least IE developers are doing something to address all the criticism directed to the aging Trident engine. Of course, benchmarks are one thing, and real world usage is another, and frankly with today webpages and webapps IE7 does not feel as slow as the numbers might make it look, but it's better prepared for future JS-heavy developments.

via Asa Dotzler: Firefox and more

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Re: Microsoft MASSIVELY improves JavaScript performance in IE8
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2008, 06:39:56 PM »
Welcome, indeed. The better software gets, the better it all gets.

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Re: Microsoft MASSIVELY improves JavaScript performance in IE8
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2008, 06:04:07 AM »
Sorry to be skeptical, but massive is a subjective term when there are no benchmarks. Is that "massive" by microsoft standards or massive by everyone else's standards? Because they really let a lot of us users down with their last "massively" improved OS - the now infamous Vista.

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Re: Microsoft MASSIVELY improves JavaScript performance in IE8
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2008, 08:09:43 AM »
icekin:
Quote from: article posted above
Internet Explorer 7 scores an abysmal 90522ms. That makes it almost 58 times slower than Minefield.

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IE8-beta2 scored at 9542ms. But, for reference, in the same virtual environment Firefox "Minefield" was still able to pull off 1873ms.

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Re: Microsoft MASSIVELY improves JavaScript performance in IE8
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2008, 10:37:09 PM »
Good thing I didn't get my hopes up...

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Re: Microsoft MASSIVELY improves JavaScript performance in IE8
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2008, 03:17:06 PM »
Good thing I didn't get my hopes up...
Well really this is even better news.; more punishment for IE users!!! :P

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