Velocity Conference…what’s new on Firefox

Chris Blizzard from Mozilla presented on what’s new with Firefox.

  • Been a major release from every browser vendor in the last 12 months.
  • Full native hardware acceleration -D2D & OpeGL, WebGL, 3D Video on hardware
  • Huge improvements in JS performance, including new types for fast access (byte arrays)
  • I/O off-main-loop to reduce JANK (when browser pauses)
  • GC improvements and compartments
  • huge layout and reflow improvements
  • HTTP connection improvements
  • Rendering PDFs in JavaScript (very cool)

Note on Pipelining: http://bitsup.blogspot.com/2010/11/performance-of-pipelining-in-http.html

 

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