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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Jangaroo Applications Work on Google Chrome

Just a few days ago, Google released the first beta of their Chrome browser. Since the browser is based on WebKit, and Jangaroo has been tested on Safari, you could think Jangaroo should also work on Chrome. But WebKit is only the HTML rendering engine: Google created a completely different JavaScript engine called V8, including performance optimizations (among others, compilation to native code) and multi-tasking! So it was rather an open question whether there are any problems with Jangaroo applications or not.
We have good news for you: The largest Jangaroo application so far, Jangaron, runs without any problems and really fast and smoothly! Congratulations, Google, you did a great job!

P.S.: I wrote this post using Chrome...