V8 Engine!

by Eric H
For this week’s blog, i found a article that talks about what Google is doing to their Chrome browser to gain better performance with JavaScript. Google’s been including their V8 engine (an open source JavaScript engine developed by Google) with pervious release of Chrome browsers, and recently Goolge came out with a new version of V8 engine which uses a new counters-based algorithm to decide which functions to optimize. The new V8 engine compiles Javascript in two stages: first it machine code an then optimizing it (Gavin, 2012).  And this new version of V8 engine will be included in the soon to be released Chrome 19 (currently Chrome 18), Google is claiming that Chrome 19 will have a 25 percent increase in speed (Gavin, 2012).

I find this article to be very interesting and at the same time relates to our class lectures on JavaScript. When web designer are making web sites, the though of how the final product will be in the performance category is always a concern, but then coding and designing the web site correctly are not the only way to makes the website perform well; different browser might also help with how a website perform. I believe most of us have tried Google’s Chrome browser, some even have Chrome as their main browser, so i think most of us will benefit from this change that Google is making to the new Chrome browser.


Gavin, C. (2012, May 3). The register. Retrieved from http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/05/03/chromium_v8_counters/

3 thoughts on “V8 Engine!”

  1. This is a great article and I agree with you that performance is always a concern for designers. I personally use Chrome as my default browser and the thought of it being 25% faster is great. I look forward to the new release of Chrome 19.

  2. i also use google chrome as my main browser and it is fast as it is. I can’t even image it being 25% faster. I also am looking forward to the release of the new chrome browser now. Good article, thank you.

  3. Chrome is a great web browser they are always changing and are ready for basically anything. Google is a company that does not want to get behind anytime soon so they keep pushing out new things that are great for their company. Google creating something that is going to work well with javascript is something that is really good and needs to continue to grow but if they can make the browser even faster that would make everything that much better.

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