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Without Gears, it took about 23 seconds to unpack the tags.
Versus just over 1 second for the same operation with Gears.
What is that quote about? Passpack is a long time Gears user, but they have put out a new update that uses Gears in a better way. They use WorkerPools, and it really matters.
Today we’re releasing our first baby-step using the Gears WorkerPool to speed up the encryption/decryption processes.
For now, we’ve optimized the “unpacking tags” process, and the results are impressive. Further optimizations will definitely follow.
How Much Faster Is It?
In an entirely unscientific experiment, we timed logging into a Passpack account with 112 tags and about 400 entries.
Web Workers (WorkerPool) are coming to user agents near you!
Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:53 am