Automated Construction of JavaScript Benchmarks

JavaScript is a highly dynamic language for web-based applications. Many innovative implementation techniques for improving its speed and responsiveness have been developed in recent years. Industry benchmarks such as WebKit SunSpider are often cited as a measure of the efficiency of these techniques. However, recent studies have shown that these benchmarks fail to accurately represent the dynamic nature of modern JavaScript applications, and thus may be poor predictors of real-world performance. Worse, they may lead to the development of optimizations which are unhelpful for real applications.

Provided by: Association for Computing Machinery Topic: Software Date Added: Oct 2011 Format: PDF

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