Google Chrome Turns 1, Celebrates With Great JavaScript Performance

google-chrome-thumbGoogle Chrome, a recent entry to the Windows web browser market, celebrates its first birthday today.  Chrome has offered many improvements throughout the last year of its development, namely an incredible 150% increase in JavaScript performance since its initial release.

This performance increase is definitely noticeable in the performance of Google Chrome Experiments, which is a showcase of innovative and interesting uses of JavaScript.  Most impressive, I’ve found that many of these Experiments cause Firefox to freeze while running very well in Chrome.

google-chrome-performance1google-chrome-performance2Many features have been added over the last few months, including themes, form autofill, side-by-side view, and the ability to customize and remove items from the New Tab page.  The Chrome team is still working on releases for both Mac and Linux (and a developer version for Mac and Linux is currently available if you’re feeling daring).  Most exciting to me: Extension support for Chrome is “well underway”!

Google Chrome is a free download for Windows.  [Google Chrome Blog]