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Mozilla Offers WebAssembly New Parallelism Boost

By HTMLGoodies Staff

Mozilla continues to improve compilation in both the WebAssembly portable bytecode format and asm.js JavaScript subset by leveraging parallelization in their Firefox browser. By using parallelism, an engineer at Mozilla worked on reducing startup times in asm.js programs in the browser. "As our JavaScript engine, SpiderMonkey, uses the same compilation pipeline for both asm.js and WebAssembly, this also benefitted WebAssembly compilation," said the engineer, Benjamin Bouvier. Continue reading this story here.



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