Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur
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Firefox 3.5

A note for the web geeks out there: there is a new major rev of Firefox out.

Ars Technica has a brief rundown of the major enhancements – the headline one is that video is natively supported, but IMO the more interesting note is that Javascript is now much faster, so you can write more sophisticated client-side apps.

Even more interesting for the long run is the new support for native worker threads in Javascript – this has the potential to allow you to write far more powerful apps in a web page. (Yes, multithreading introduces a lot of new dangers, but they appear to have the threads wrapped in a tight message-passing architecture that should mitigate most of the usual threading risks.)
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