TraceMonkey Coming to a Firefox Near You

Firefox LogoI’m so excited!  Mozilla is hard at work on a new version of your favourite browser and mine, Firefox (3.1), which will incorporate TraceMonkey, a Just-In-Time compiler for JavaScript.  What’s the upshot?  According to Brendan Eich, the father of JavaScript, and Mozilla’s Chief Technology Officer, an 83% speed boost in JavaScript execution speed; making possible new areas of application design in the browser, which previously were relegated to the desktop or server.

FF3.1 is slated to arrive at the end of 2008.  Just in time to stuff your hard drive’s stocking.

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