Unlocking the JavaScript Opportunity with Internet Explorer 9

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Modern day websites such as Office Web Applications use thousands of lines of JavaScript to deliver functionality similar to traditional desktop applications. Internet Explorer 9 introduces a new JavaScript engine, codenamed Chakra, which fundamentally changes the performance characteristics of JavaScript inside Internet Explorer 9. We'll dive into what's new in Chakra, including the new compiler that compiles JavaScript source code into high-quality native machine code, a new interpreter for executing script on traditional web pages, and improvements to the JavaScript runtime and libraries like ECMAScript 5 support.

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