Tuesday, May 4th, 2010
Some good news in the land of browsers. Firstly, the Chrome team has released a new beta that features impressive performance numbers to go along with HTML5 features that have all been baking in the developer channel.
First we have the performance. It is cool that they only compare with themselves:
Seeing V8 get faster is exciting for me personally. Not only does it mean Chrome gets faster, but I also get the advantage of a faster webOS and a faster node.js!
Then we get the HTML5 features that aren’t hidden behind runtime flags:
And in the global market share game, at least according to net applications, IE is below 60%:
This is great news, and I hope that we continue to see that pie spreeeead out nicely. A nice balance of IE, Firefox, Chrome, and others would be very nice to see indeed. The browsers are doing solid work right now. My Firefox nightly is starting to scream, and still is second to none in the “get it to do exactly what I want” category. It continues to be a fun 2010 :)
Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:41 pm