V8: neither all that nor a bag of chips
11 September 2008 · Estimated reading time: 3 minutes
When I read the comic, I got a mighty tingling sensation at the prospect that Google Chrome was going to change everything.
Now, like some others, I’ve come to the conclusion that V8 (despite the hype) is only evolutionary—not revolutionary—and has probably already been surpassed by at least one other major browser.
Run the tests for yourself.
The elephant in the room, yet again, is why—with all of their vast engineering weight behind it—does Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (the browser still saddling web developers everywhere) so truly suck? Maybe all of this innovation will shame them into getting with the program. Yeah, right. Call me cynical, but that makes me want to break out in song.