How much performance can you get out of Javascript?


JavaScript started as a slow, interpreted language, but in more than two decades things have changed completely and now we have even game engines running in the browser. What is its maximum theoretical performance, and how can you write code that exploits its full potential? We'll see everything a developer must know to write regular Javascript code that literally rivals C++ code, and learn what WebAssembly adds to this.

Language: English

Level: Advanced

Massimiliano Mantione

CTO - Hyperfair

Software engineer, mostly interested in programming languages and compilers. Started as a Javascript hater but this changed after working in the V8 team in Google for about one year and half. Now, among other things, I am working on a virtual reality system for business events on the web, Hyperfair, transitioning it to WebGL and mobile platforms.

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