Friday, September 19, 2008

Yet another boost to JavaScript execution performance - Squirrelfish Extreme


In the past month we've had Mozilla's Tracemonkey and Google Chrome's V8. Today the WebKit team joined the fight with Squirrelfish Extreme, and this fish packs quite a punch.

According to the benchmarks done by Charles Ying, Squirrelfish Extreme is currently the fastest JavaScript engine out there - 54% faster than Tracemonkey and 36% faster than V8 in the SunSpider benchmark.

Not a single word about fast JavaScript engines was mentioned on IEBlog. It seems IE8 is going to hold back the world of web applications for another few years, unfortunately.

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