Google: Under-the-hood change helps Web apps on Chrome

Previously, Google paused to optimize its compiled version of JavaScript code. Now it performs the optimization in the background.

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Google has taught Chrome how to walk and chew gum at the same time.

The newest Chrome beta version, 33, includes a feature called concurrent compilation that means the browser takes a smoother, faster trip to an optimized version of the Web page code it’s running.

“Concurrent code compilation is another step towards reducing latency in Chrome,” said Chrome programmer Yang Guo in a blog post Thursday.

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