Thursday, October 25, 2012

Lars Bak: speed matters: Hotspot, JavaScript V8, Dart and beyond

Excellent presentation:

Pushing The Limits of Web Browsers … or Why Speed Matters: @InfoQ

"Lars Bak presents several language virtual machines (Self, Strongtalk, Hotspot), why they matter and how they influenced V8 and Dart. His talk is centered on performance."

Since 2006 when Google started working on V8 JavaScript Engine,
speed of JavaScript has improved 100 times!

Before V8, he also worked on Java HotSpot VM, the one that made Java viable language,
and that is still in wide use today

After V8, he is working on new web language Dart,
with intent to make it 10x faster than current JavaScript.

Anders Hejlsberg and Lars Bak: TypeScript, JavaScript, and Dart

Lars Bak and Steve Lucco: Chakra, V8, JavaScript, Open Source

Expert to Expert - Erik Meijer and Lars Bak: Inside V8 - A Javascript Virtual Machine

Windows 8 released

Microsoft Talks Up Windows 8 | Gadget Lab |

Windows 8 OS and Windows RT tablets, including Microsoft Surface RT, are finally released!