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Javascript is Catching Up to Native OS Performance

Javascript code closing in on native operating system standards in terms of performance. Exciting uh?!

Javascript code closing in on native operating system standards in terms of performance. Exciting uh?!

If you are using mobile devices, this piece of news should be downright exciting to you. Sure, the headline is very geeky. The headline of the story is not very sexy. However, it does contain news regarding a very important development.

Smartphone and tablet users should rejoice. Why? Javascript is now closing in in the performance capabilities of native OS applications. Say what? Let me break it down to you. The software that you use in your smartphones are called apps. These apps have to be written in such a way that they don’t have to take much space. Also, they have to be written in such a way that they don’t take much processing power. Why? your smartphones processor obviously isn’t as strong and as robust as the processor running on your desktop computer. As a result, the code being used on your mobile apps have to make do with such limited resources. They have to be quicker. They have to be stronger and they have to be efficient. For the longest time, mobile apps using javascript trailed the performance of full-blown software on your desktop. There’s no comparison. You can only play simple games on your mobile app or you can do as simple operations, but when it comes to really beefy performance like playing the elder scrolls: Sky Rim, you have to go with a desktop or a game console.

Well, those days are quickly passing by. Because according to Mozilla, the javascript capabilities are closing in on native performance. What does this mean for you the typical rank and file mobile gadget user? Expect faster games. Expect deeper and more interactive games and applications. In other words, expect more from your mobile apps. This is like really powerful news and if you really want to look cool to your friends, you might want to click the share button and spread the great news.

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