JSFoo 2011

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Understanding JavaScript engines of various web browsers

Submitted by Parashuram (@axemclion1) via Krishna Chaitanya T (@novogeek) on Jun 20, 2011

Section: Default Technical level: Advanced Session type: Lecture Status: Submitted


The objective of the session is to understand how JavaScript engines of web browsers work. The idea is to help developers dwell deep, understand and write code which performs better.


A "vendor neutral" comparison of Chakra,V8,Nitro, SpiderMonkey (and all other monkeys), with an insight into how they deal with DOM objects, native objects, performance pitfalls etc.


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