I wrote an article in November 2009 titled Faster isNaN() and a followup to it titled Even Faster isNaN() and continue to get comments on both, so today I’m doing a followup to bring together both articles and the many comments on them into one definitive article. (UPDATE: added Windows performance results)
I am often burned by MXMLC: the AS3 compiler. When I am, I find this infuriating and look for the reason why this happened. Today I’ll tip you off about this problem and delve into what it means if you happen to trigger it.
Version 10.5 of Opera was released today. Opera 10.0 last performance test made some small strides over 9.64, but it was still the slowest current version of the browser out of the whole test. Also, Google Chrome was updated on January 25th and Mozilla released Firefox 3.6 on January 21st. Today’s article shows an updated performance comparison to check up on the progress being made by Opera, Google, and Mozilla.
I’m back from a month off for winter break! Today I’ll start off with a very short article to ease back into things. Today I’ll cover a “gotcha” that got me recently and resulted in a bug report that was pretty tough to solve. Read on to see what it was.