Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Google Chrome - A New Plattform for Browser Applications

Wow, Google is introducing its own browser:

Google Chrome

I have read the comic Google provided as explanation, and am impressed.

I worked on large browser applications which consisted of many ten thousand lines of JavaScript code. And my conclusions were similar:
  • Present JavaScript interpreters were not made for huge JavaScript apps, running over several days
  • The implicit threading via timer call backs reminded of cooperative multi tasking, not of OS threads
  • JavaScript should use Just in Time compilation
The Google Chrome browser addresses these topics and more.

Only drawbacka I see ao far are:
  • Windows only
  • what impact will it have on Firefox development and on the JavaScript widget toolkits like dojo?

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