JavaScript

Latest ARM Instruction Set Includes Specific Optimizations for JavaScript: Daring Fireball

It looks like the latest revisions to ARM's instruction set includes specific optimizations for JavaScript. That's according to a new blog post from Daring Fireball's John Gruber, who notes that the newest version of the family of reduced instruction set computing architectures for computer processors screams on the newest A12 Bionic systems-on-a-chip (SoC). "More precisely: ARMv8.3 adds...

Apple Working on its Own JavaScript Accelerator

According to a report by InfoWorld, Apple is working on improving JavaScript performance for its Safari browser by developing its own JavaScript accelerator. Apple has also included accelerator upgrades in recent builds of WebKit, the company’s open source browser engine which serves as the basis for Safari. The source details that the new upgrades to WebKit's "Nitro" JavaScript engine are known...