AJAX Applications have a bright future thanks to Mozilla's "TAMARIN"

November 21, 2006

If anyone has been paying attention to Mozilla you would have noticed alot of focus going towards the new Tamarin Project. Tamarin will integrate with Mozilla's JS engine "SpiderMonkey" to allow javascript to execute much much faster than the current implementation. Tamarin is basically a virtual machine that will run inside SpiderMonkey. This will be a huge boost to all firefox extension developers as well since Mozilla based apps are built upon javascript. For those who have to create desktop style ajax applications on crappy hardware (266mhz) this is huge news. It could possibly be able to rival closed source precompiled engine solutions and open up the embedded world to open source technologies.

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  1. Maarten Manders says:
    November 22, 2006 @ 07:02 — Reply

    I don't think performance is an issue for Ajax applications. It is, however for all those scriptaculous*, moo*, and other JS effects that are not at all required to build Ajax applications.

  2. Jim says:
    November 22, 2006 @ 08:12 — Reply

    AJAX Apps depend on javascript. Tamarin will not affect how long it takes to get data back from the server but it will certainly help speed up what you do with that data. Or how fast you can create the data to send to the server side. It will also surely speed up the drag/drop code it takes to drop a div on another div, get the info from that drop and make a server call. AJAX apps are HEAVY JS. This will make desktop like ajax apps more viable.

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