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Google's JavaScript Benchmark Suite is Updated

By HTMLGoodies Staff

Google this week updated its V8 JavaScript benchmark suite to include upgrades in the testing functionality, and other updates and enhancements. Kasper Lund, software engineer at Google, said that the "V8 benchmark suite contains a number of pure JavaScript benchmarks that capture the areas in which a JavaScript engine has to perform well."

The benchmarks have been useful for improving the V8 JavaScript engine, and they "found that making them run faster leads to better performance for many of the web applications we enjoy using every day," stated Lund.

Not to be outdone, the Mozilla foundation has also released a new JavaScript benchmark called the Kraken, which Mozilla believes is better suited for real-world applications than other, similar benchmarks that were previously used.

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