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Google Octane Measures Performance Of JavaScript-Based Web Apps

Question asked by Ankita Katdare in #Java on Aug 21, 2012
Ankita Katdare
Ankita Katdare · Aug 21, 2012
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Complex-coded apps based on Javascript are evolving the web-experience like never before. Keeping up with the pace of these changing times, Google has released 'Octane' , a JavaScript benchmark suite customized to suit the tablet and mobile screens, that will measure and keep a check on your web browser's performance when you run high-demand web applications. With the progressive thought in mind that says "You can’t improve what you can’t measure.", Google engineers realized that many existing JavaScript benchmarks run artificial tests are there to for specific features of a Javascript app. Among the new tests that are incorporated we have - Box2DWeb, Mandreel, Pdf.js, GBEmulator and CodeLoad.


With Box2DWeb, the tests on web games and simulations are conducted over a JavaScript port of a popular 2D physics engine, while with Mandreel you put a JavaScript port of the 3D Bullet Engine to the test such that the original C++ source code is translated to JavaScript by Onan Games’ Mandreel compiler. The Pdf.js measures how fast the browser decodes a sample PDF document and GB Emulator comes from 3D demo running game console's open source emulator. And lastly, CodeLoad measures the bootstrap performance of the JavaScript libraries and starts executing code in them. Interested developers and enthusiasts can download the source code of Octane from here.

Via: Google Chromium Posted in: #Java

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