JavaScript performance boost coming to Firefox

August 22, 2008

JavaScript performance boost coming to Firefox Did you think that JavaScript performance was slow in Firefox?  If you did then you will be happy, if not downright elated to know that Mozilla plans a “massive performance boost” for Firefox 3.1.

Before everyone gets too excited there is no official release date for Firefox 3.1 but bets are good that it will arrive before the end of the year.  I say that because Microsoft plans to ship Internet Explorer 8 before the end of the year and Mozilla won’t be caught with its pants down.  But it may not make an appearance before next year.

The new optimization should make existing JavaScript based applications 20 to 40 times, in some cases.  Gmail will be faster.  Gmail and… well, Gmail will be faster.

No one really thinks that any version of IE will be faster than Firefox, ever.  Maybe Microsoft does but if it does then it is just lying to itself.  But Firefox does have some competition in Opera and Safari.  Okay, maybe just Safari.

Apple will be implementing something called Squirrelfish in Safari 4 which has the same purpose the new Mozilla engine will.  Which one is superior, why, Firefox of course.

From a usability and addon perspective there is simply no beating Firefox, ever, for all time.  Mark my words, this will hold true until at least the Sun goes supernova.

If you’re interested in a bit more proof then head on over to ArsTechnica where your head will be filled with upcoming Firefox propaganda features.

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4 Responses to “JavaScript performance boost coming to Firefox”

  1. Rohit Jain:

    Bingo!
    Firefox Rocks!

  2. Amit Shah:

    Such competition really helps to users & developers.

    Gr8 news

  3. JM Kim:

    Firefox is much better that IE.
    I’m using Firefox3.0.1 now.
    If I have to pick one drawback of Firefox, process of FF doesn’t stop after I closed FF window.
    Can anyone tell me what to do?

  4. JM Kim:

    Firefox is much better that IE.
    I’m using Firefox3.0.1 now.
    If I have to pick one drawback of Firefox, process of FF doesn’t stop after I’ve closed FF window.
    Can anyone tell me what to do?

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