Which Third-Party Web Browser Executes JavaScript Most Efficiently?

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This project’s goal was to discover which third-party web browser executes JavaScript code most efficiently. Companies and organizations that develop today’s web browsers are constantly making claims that they have the quickest browser. This project determined whether any of these statements have any truth in them.

All of the tests were performed on the same computer. This computer was running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. It had a 2.1 gigahertz dual core processor and 4 gigabytes of random access memory. Every test was run with nothing else being done.

Tests were run on Mozilla Firefox 3.5.4, Google Chrome 3.0.192, Opera 10.01, and Safari for Windows 4.0.3. Out of these browsers Google Chrome got the best results with the most average runs per second. Other than Internet Explorer which failed to complete any of its trials, Opera’s tests showed the worst results by a fairly large amount.

Because of these results, it is recommended that people should use Google Chrome to get the quickest experience.


Research Question

In comparison to Internet Explorer, which third-party browser, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, or Safari for Windows, performs the best in the dromaeo JavaScript performance tests?


Literature Review

Although the internet was invented in 1973 by Vinton Cerf, a computer scientist belonging to the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA)(Internet History, 2007), the hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) and the web browser as we know it was not popular until 1992. In 1992, two researchers at the University of Illinois created the first popular web browser, dubbed “Mosaic” (Mosaic – The First Global Web Browser)...

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...ers who run more than just their web browser while using their computer.


Works Cited

1.Internet History – Invention of the Internet, May 30, 2007


2.Mosaic -- The First Global Web Browser


3.About JavaScript, January 8, 2009


4.JavaScript:TraceMonkey, October 17, 2009


5.V8 JavaScript Engine


6.Dromaeo – MozillaWiki, June 29, 2009


7.Browser Speed Comparisons


8.Web Browser Javascript Benchmark, July 10, 2009



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