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TraceMonkey and Javascript Engines Compared

One of the most impressive features in Google’s open source Chrome web browser is V8, a high-performance JavaScript virtual machine that was developed by a team of specialists in Denmark. Although Chrome’s performance beats the current stable version of Firefox, benchmarks show that Mozilla’s next-generation JavaScript engine actually outperforms V8.

Mozilla is using tracing optimization techniques and Adobe’s open source nanojit to increase the execution speed of SpiderMonkey, the JavaScript runtime engine in the Firefox web browser. The new engine, which is called TraceMonkey, delivers unprecedented JavaScript performance. The new optimizations have already landed in the latest Firefox nightly builds (but still have to be manually enabled) and will likely be included in Firefox 3.1.

Bellow as you can see are the SunSpider Javascript Results in FF, Chrome and IE7, IE8.
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Direct Email Login

This is what happens when you accidentally try to login to your web mail account

Enter your email address like this

You Get this security message

And Finally you are being redirected to your mail provider. If Cookies are enabled then the user and password fields will autocomplete with default user saved in your browser.

Upload in Firefox 3

Recently i tried to use a swfupload pluggin, using php. I couldnt meke it work in Firefox 3. But in all other browsers worked like a charm. I couldnt stand the idea that this was the only time that firefox was the sticky browser. So I decided to test it in another computer with firefox 3.0.2 also installed. In my laptop all browsers were working ok, including firefox3. So what was the problem ?????

Once more, nod32 + wampserver. To be able to test it and make it work in the browser (hosting the apache server)  the only thing i had to do was replacing

//localhost:8080/
with
//[my computer IP]:8080/

+ = real pain in the @ss!

Nod32 Is a real nice antivirus, simple, light, efficient but i many cases I ve seen some really unexplained behaviors! See also Nod32 WampServer Fix

Keep that in mind!!