JScript and IE8 Beta

As a follow up my previous post JScript Performance in IE8 Beta, here is another set of reviews that I found about the JScript engine shipped in IE8 beta.

· “…SunSpider JavaScript test on Internet Explorer 8. Previously it failed miserably coming in a very distant last place… That’s more than five times better than Internet Explorer 7 in our previous tests!...” - https://cybernetnews.com/2008/03/06/internet-explorer-8-first-impressions/

· “ …Fired up IE8 at last and I am really happy to see the speed of the application as it opens so fast in comparison to FF 3…” - https://www.thinkdigit.com/forum/showthread.php?p=768498

· “…I downloaded and installed it on my Mac last night … tried running the SunSpider JavaScript Benchmark tests on it and it completed the test in an extremely respectable 9.9 secs. For comparison, Firefox 3.0b3 took 16.9 seconds to complete the same test…” - https://www.tomrafteryit.net/internet-explorer-8-beta-released/

· “ …Just an update, on our slowest test system (old), running Vista 32bit, 1gb RAM, IE7 was running around 35000. Installing IE8 and rerunning the test the number is consistently under 10000… I know MS was reoptimizing all the Javascript for IE8, but this is pretty impressive, as IE8 is beating the latest build of FireFox 3 on the same system…” - https://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/001023.html

· “…It feels fast… I have no data to back this up, but everything feels snappier. Not just script performance but page rendering as well…” - https://john-sheehan.com/blog/index.php/internet-explorer-8-beta-1-first-impressions/

· “…IE8 beta1 was only released today, so we haven't been able to test it as thoroughly as the other browsers. However, it's clear that JavaScript performance has improved…” - https://bdn.backbase.com/blog/sjoerd/performance-is-everything

· “…IE8 performance is much better than IE7.... and ‘closer to the other browsers’ (Firefox, Safari)…” - https://twitter.com/rayval


Stay tuned ....