UC Irvine Prof and student speed up Firefox by 40x

Firefox 40x speedup with new technology from UC Irvine:

"The new version of Firefox incorporates a new JavaScript compiler based on Franz and Gal's method that is up to 40 times faster than the previous version. Since Firefox is mostly written in JavaScript, the new compiler enables the browser's code to be optimized while it is running and more than doubles the speed of the browser."

(Wow - I didn't know Firefox was mostly written in Javascript. I don't know if that's great or scary.)

Okay, the 40x speedup is just for part of the browser, and the apparent visible speedup is something over 2x. Still, that's pretty sweet!

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