Google modernizes Octane JavaScript speed test

A Microsoft anime video promoting Internet Explorer gave a nod to two JavaScript speed tests, Mozilla's Kraken and Google's Octane.

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Google has updated its Octane speed test for measuring JavaScript performance, expanding its scope and rounding out the benchmark with computing tasks from rival browser makers Mozilla and Microsoft.

With the expanded scope, Google tries to measure not just execution performance but also delays that can mean trip up Web pages and Web apps, Microsoft’s Typescript compiler and the zlib compression software from Mozilla’s Emscripten project. The latter is particularly interesting since it’s affiliated with Mozilla’s asm.js project to dramatically improve JavaScript performance by optimizing browsers for a particular subset of the language.

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