Am I the first?
"compared with the 2008 incarnation of Microsoft Internet Explorer, it's one hundred times faster." "Something that took a minute to execute two years ago takes a second to execute today,"
So that would be sixty times faster...
...would anyone write a script on a webpage that would take 1 minute to execute in the first place?
Re: Am I the first?
'100 times faster than pre-Chrome Internet Explorer'
Yeah, comparing it to Internet Explorer 7 - what a perfect comparison!
Massively distributed computing
After all, you're not actually using that 2.8GHz MacBook Pro with 4 gig of RAM for anything important are you?
So while you're visiting my website, I'm increasing my SETI@home score.
Have you been to Orange's web site at all?
I know it's probably not a JS problem, just a really sucky app server backend.
Re: Re: Am I the first?
Apparently the new Ferrari looks stonkingly quick when compared to the Ford Anglia too.....
No mention of IE9?
You mean a browser that is in beta and things can change between now and release?
A valid comparison - This release of Chrome's engine isn't in a production release either.
I'm not a fan of rough 'this is 100x better' rough estimates - show us some proper stats.
It's brilliant - I'm going to downgrade all my machines to IE7, so that when the new Chrome comes along I can appreciate the speed increase all the more.
In fact, hell, I'm going back to IE6. Or has anyone run a comparison to Netscape Navigator 4.0?
Was there grease applied to the Crankshaft ? Do pages come on your screen faster as a result?
Grease is too viscous.
They used SUNdar flower oil.
The thing that took sixty seconds to run two years ago and now completes in one second --- it took only a second for the past decade in Java or .NET. And it's always run in a second in C.
Microsoft has the right idea with Silverlight --- client-side stuff is better programmed in a real language.
That may be true
But if it is, why would you use a toy language like Silverlight built by a company who do not like, want or support platforms not their own? It's the antithesis of the web's portability.
That is just hotspot by another name
I can imagine the Snoracl legal team reaction to this one:
I love the smell of lawsuits early in the morning, It smells ... it smells like victory!
The Java crowd has patented this left right and center long ago.
Real language blah blah blah ....
... the problem is that silverlight doesn't really work on my real operating system.
You know, the one that doesn't reduce my netbook to a dreamlike sopor of crawling through tar.
it would sound
And that would mean that a cross platform application is much easier to accomplish.
Of course Microsoft is never for anything that gives a customer a choice.
client-side stuff is better programmed in a real language.
So I suggest we do away with browsers entirely and have a compiled application for every website - great idea.
... hang on - isn't that just an app store?
btw - .NET isn't a language - it's a framework compatible with many languages... in some ways it's a bit like ye olde Common Gateway Interface. Viewed from a certain angle you could say it's a bastard lovechild spawned by Microsoft when they discovered the WWW (OK, that was the god-awfulness of ASP first).
- please, can we ban Microsoft advocates from posting on articles relating to the web? They obviously don't understand it.
Micro who? Oh, those people with the dwindling customer base. You have fun writing code for that proprietary plugin with the illusion that you're presenting information for mass consumption.
I didn't realize there were still people in this world who misdefine the word computer to mean windows-compatible-device. The point of the web is to reach EVERYBODY. You should stick to writing your .NET apps; they will reach the same user base with better performance.
I thought Flash was wasted developer time, but Silverlight blows it completely out of the water in that regard.
@ Bob 18
"Microsoft has the right idea with Silverlight --- client-side stuff is better programmed in a real language."
It kind of sucks to be a dev who wrote a bunch of Sliverlight stuff, only to have MS announce it is EOL.
Whilst everyone else is giving negative comments, I'd like to say that I think this shows why monopolies are a bad thing. Competition is giving us faster, better browsers, and giving us users choice.
Fanbois may say "but X copies Y", but that's what happens in a healthy competitive market. X does copy Y, and then adds a little bit to it too.
Also, we're getting all of this for free !
Long may it last !
Decimal time, here we go again!
Is this another attempt to move the world over to decimal time? It's been tried a few times in the past but never managed to get enough momentum. Now there is Google behind it perhaps it will happen.
"it's one hundred times faster. "Something that took a minute to execute two years ago takes a second to execute today," Pinchai said."
(or is it an otherwise boring slip of the tongue)
so... can Mozilla rip this for Firefox?
I love open source...
..as that way, more people benefit. Not being a narrow-minded advocate weenie, I welcome all sorts of overlords, and enpinchening of cool hacks from any browser into whichever browser is my current weapon of choice..
I doubt it...
...given the level of incompetency exhibited by the geniuses in the Mozilla "team". Bugzilla for ex, has issues dating back to 2001... whether it's just that they can't be fixed or nobody can be arsed, is anyone's guess.
I'm so excited.
Silverlight a toy language?
Yeah, .net is just a fad. Nobody uses C#.
only those forced to purchase IE
Only those forced to purchase IE.
All consumers rather have a choice to NOT purchase it. And that is true regardless of what the technology might happen to be.
Only salesman think a forced sale is good.
If it ain't C++ it's a toy language innit? *meh*
TBH I've never met anyone who uses C#; C++ yes, Java yes - but oh yeah, we work on servers not MS client desktops.
I use C#, or C++++ as I prefer to say.
Hence the AC!
get out more....
I believe they say it's what you do with it that counts...
Personally I prefer to call it D-flat.
Re: Have you been to Orange's web site at all?
Nothing can help the Orange website. It frequently doesn't work -- enter details, submit, wait... wait... wait... and *then* it says it's not working and to try later --and even when it does work it's slow. And it's been exactly like this since... I dunno... 2005 or earlier maybe? I think the only reason Orange exist is because of good branding/advertising. Also their mobile network is acceptably reliable. Everything else Orange is kind of sucky though.
Well into diminishing returns now, surely?
9.0.597.10 Developer release 301.6ms
10.0.603.3 Canary release 262.7ms
4 tenths of a second over the entire run?
300 - 260 = 40ms
That would be 40 thousandths or 4 hundredths.
Of course your point is even more valid. The difference is minimal and it's only impressive compared to old versions of IE.
4 tenths of a second over the entire run?
Yes; that's 100x faster.
Isn't hotspot compilation what Tracemonkey does as well?
And while I'm here, what's with the author's constant use of "quoted phrases" to describe what's going on? Isn't that how "teenagers" write their "geography reports" when they don't want to "take responsibility" for what they're writing?
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