/daily_news/article.php/417784/Chrome-Web-Browser-Gets-an-Updated-JavaScript-Engine.htm Chrome Web Browser Gets an Updated JavaScript Engine

Chrome Web Browser Gets an Updated JavaScript Engine

By HTMLGoodies Staff

The latest tests with the Google Chrome web browser show that it features a faster JavaScript engine, which is increasingly important for running today's complex web-based apps. A faster JavaScript engine results in faster-loading pages, more powerful apps and increased pressure on the other browser makers.

The JavaScript engine, named V8, is currently being upgraded to version 3, code-named Crankshaft. Chrankshaft features an adaptive compilation technique that translates JavaScript into native instructions for a processor. That enables it to focus more energy on improving bits of code which are used often.

Google programmers Kevin Millikin and Florian Schneider spoke about it in a company blog post yesterday, stating that "Crankshaft uses adaptive compilation to improve both start-up time and peak performance. The idea is to heavily optimize code that is frequently executed and not waste time optimizing code that is not."

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