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May 8, 2008

Safari rocks!

Filed under: JavaScript & Rich Client — Tags: , , — 18:56

I forgot to mention why I had to install Privoxy (see my last post): Because I started using Safari, which doesn’t care about my privacy and security in the same way as Firefox does. Sadly, Firefox crashes every couple of minutes since the last update. Another reason for using Safari is it’s JavaScript performance:

uery, YUI and Dojo JS selector performance

The results show the final time in ms for the tests on http://www.domassistant.com/slickspeed/.

I’ve also done the same test on my Linux notebook (which is of course a bit slower than the 64bit Windows XP workstation) with Opera, Epiphany and Firefox:

JavaScript performance of Firefox, Opera and Epiphany

Still, the Webkit engine is the fastest! So go and try for yourself.

In today’s environment, the most common methodology is code and fix. Applying more discipline than chaos will almost certainly help. Martin Fowler

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