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2:18 pm on May 22, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Google Chrome Now Faster With Latest Version [googleblog.blogspot.com]
we are updating to a new version of Google Chrome that is faster than ever. JavaScript-heavy web pages will now run about 30% faster.

Additionally, we've added some useful features like form autofill, full screen mode, and the ability to remove thumbnails from the New Tab page.
2:40 pm on May 22, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Faster at what, when, loading what pages? I happen to like Chrome, I do find it very responsive. But there are so many variables at play that statistics need to be viewed very skeptically.
For a glimpse at the complexity surrounding browser performance, there's a good read on the IE blog:

IE8 Performance [blogs.msdn.com]

And devoid of puffery, too.

3:24 pm on May 22, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Nice. When will the Linux-Version be available?
5:26 pm on May 22, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I'm using some massive javascript UI libraries for grids, trees and such and they seem faster and more responsive in the latest Chrome, very nice.
6:24 pm on May 22, 2009 (gmt 0)

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IE8 Performance - And devoid of puffery, too.

They are measuring jscript performance - the proprietary MS flavor of ECMAscript. It's easier to speed up execution of your own proprietary language, I'd say.

6:39 pm on May 22, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I think the amount of JavaScript code in the web might exceed HTML the way things are going, so a faster JavaScript is always a good thing. I quite like Chrome mainly because of its low footprint, now they just need to fix some of those page rendering issues then it might become my browser of choice.

[edited by: Seb7 at 6:52 pm (utc) on May 22, 2009]

8:28 pm on May 22, 2009 (gmt 0)

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It's easier to speed up execution of your own proprietary language, I'd say.

Not really as Javascript is interpreted and if you have a JIT (just in time) compiler like Google is using with optimizers you have full control over the actual run-time speed of the code.

The actual speed of the language is really determined by how efficient your compiler is as almost everything in modern languages compiles down to a few lines of code that call a library function.

Whoever has the most efficient library wins.

8:29 pm on May 22, 2009 (gmt 0)

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But yet still can handle the drop down calendar in Adwords.
8:35 pm on May 22, 2009 (gmt 0)

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In all honesty browser speed is rather low on my list of priorities (and running with javascript turned off by default [thanks to NoScript] javascript speed is even less important).

What do I like:
- some addons for webmasters like web developer toolbar, yslow, firebug
- some security and privacy measures like NoScript and CookieSafe

Unless I find that in another browser in a better fashion I'll stick to FF3 as my weapon of choice. [Even if the current mac version suffers from a memory leak like no version before it has, making FF3 quite slow if you don't restart it every so often]

12:19 am on May 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

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But yet still can handle the drop down calendar in Adwords.

Those little drop down calendars are trivial amounts of code compared to AJAX grid controls managing and sorting thousands of cells, the faster the code the better the experience of the end user.

Basically, it's the difference of building apps in javascript or the desktop OS, if javascript is fast enough you can build full blown apps in the browser.

[edited by: incrediBILL at 12:19 am (utc) on May 23, 2009]

12:24 am on May 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

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@incrediBILL they do work but they only work once. If you want to try another date you have to refresh the page. My point is you would think that it would at least work with their own properties.

It is faster. All I do all day long is work with web apps. WE use Acquisio a lot and they told us to use chrome to make it go faster. Acquisio is still slow but at least it is faster in chrome I guess.

10:54 am on May 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

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its Great news Google Chrome Now Faster With Latest Version
6:56 pm on May 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Does a downloadable and locally stored "turbo-charger" like Gears fit in the performance analysis anywhere? Or is it just a time-saver, so you don't have to wait on javascript libraries to load?
10:06 pm on May 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Unless I find that in another browser in a better fashion I'll stick to FF3 as my weapon of choice. [Even if the current mac version suffers from a memory leak like no version before it has, making FF3 quite slow if you don't restart it every so often]

I dropped FF on my PC because of that chronic memory leak issue - has it been fixed yet for the PC?

The latest Chrome is not bugless, and also the upgrade wiped all my logins and passwords in its memory - I'm sure they didn't intend that to happen - quite annoying Mr Google!

8:55 am on May 24, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Got this email from a user the other day:

Your login page doesn't work with Chrome, but it works with Safari, Firefox, Netscape and Internet Explorer.

case closed

 

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