WebAssembly, JavaScript links get faster in Firefox

WebAssembly, JavaScript links get faster in Firefox

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WebAssembly, JavaScript links get faster in Firefox

WebAssembly, JavaScript links get faster in Firefox

Okt 20, 2018Mozillas latest beta version of the Firefox browser, Firefox Nightly, makes calls between the WebAssembly binary format and JavaScript faster, so it is easier to combine the two languages. WebAssembly can serve as a companion to JavaScript in web development, taking on performance-intensive tasks. But thus far, combining the two has been hindered by slow function calls between the two languages, Mozilla says. [ Go deeper: How to get started with WebAssembly. Whats next for WebAssembly. 8 projects that give WebAssembly a lift So, Whats next for WebAssembly, exactly? | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorlds App Dev Report newsletter. ]The Firefox Nightly beta makes these calls run faster than non-in-lined JavaScript-to-JavaScript function calls. Calls have been optimized from JavaScript to WebAssembly and vice versa. Mozilla also has improved the speed of calls from WebAssembly to built-ins, which are functions given by the browser such as Math. random. To read this article in full, please click here.

How TiDB combines OLTP and OLAP in a distributed database

How TiDB combines OLTP and OLAP in a distributed database

Okt 20, 2018Kevin Xu is general manager of global strategy and operations at PingCAP. TiDB is an open-source, cloud-native, MySQL-compatible distributed database that handles hybrid transactional and analytical processing (HTAP) workloads. It is a member of the NewSQL class of relational databases that are designed to be deployed at massive scale. For those of you wondering, the Ti stands for Titanium. PingCAP started building TiDB just three and a half years ago, but already the product has gathered upwards of 15,000 GitHub stars, 200 contributors, 7200 commits, 2000 forks, and 300 production users. Recently TiDB also collected InfoWorlds 2018 Bossie Award as one of the best open source software projects in the data storage and analytics space. To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story).

2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo review: Turbocharged meets electric charge - Roadshow

2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo review: Turbocharged meets electric charge     - Roadshow

Okt 20, 2018Porsche adds electric efficiency, better technology and more capacity to the Panamera without compromising what makes this car great.

7 cool things you can do with Google Lens

7 cool things you can do with Google Lens

Okt 20, 2018Now available for both Android and iOS, Google's AR-powered photo-recognition tool can perform some neat tricks.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro is outrageously innovative

Huawei Mate 20 Pro is outrageously innovative

Okt 20, 2018If the Samsung Galaxy S9 and iPhone X had a phone baby, this is it.

Apple Watch Series 4 review: Bigger, faster, even more health-conscious

Apple Watch Series 4 review: Bigger, faster, even more health-conscious

Okt 20, 2018The newest Apple Watch refines its familiar formula, but there's still more it could be doing.

How to get Android P beta right now

How to get Android P beta right now

Okt 20, 2018Can't wait another second for Google's nameless OS? Grab the beta here.

How to sign up for Android 9 Pie's Digital Wellbeing beta

How to sign up for Android 9 Pie\'s Digital Wellbeing beta

Okt 20, 2018Google wants to name and shame the apps that keep you addicted to your phone.

2019 Lincoln Navigator review: Bigger and better - Roadshow

2019 Lincoln Navigator review: Bigger and better     - Roadshow

Okt 20, 2018If space and luxury are what you need, its tough to do better than the Lincoln Navigator.

No time to be nervous: cosmonaut shrugs off emergency landing

No time to be nervous: cosmonaut shrugs off emergency landing

Okt 20, 2018Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin shrugged off on Tuesday his emergency landing last week, saying there had been no time to worry as his capsule plunged back to earth.

Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Windows 2-in-1 lets you work anywhere, anytime

Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Windows 2-in-1 lets you work anywhere, anytime

Okt 20, 2018Powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 850, the always-connected tablet PC gets up to 20 hours of battery life.

Multicloud does not eliminate vendor lockin

Multicloud does not eliminate vendor lockin

Okt 20, 2018Not to name names, but Ive been reading in several publications that one of the main reasons to go to multicloud is to avoid vendor lockin. While I can see the logic behind this assumptionthat having more cloud providers means you can be more independentthe reality is much different. For example, if you have an application in the cloud, and youre using a multicloud architecture, youll have two or three choices where to place that application workload and associated data: Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and/or Google Cloud Platform. To read this article in full, please click here.