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Google Updates Its Octane JavaScript Benchmark, Adds Asm.js And TypeScript Tests

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http://techcrunch.com – Google debuted version 2.0 of its Octane benchmark suite today, a set of 17 tests that measure how fast a browser can execute JavaScript code. The first version of this benchmark launched just over a year ago. In this new version, the team put an emphasis on tests that measure latency, but Google also added tests for a number of new JavaScript technologies. Octane 2.0 now measures how well the browser handles code written or compiled in the Mozilla-backed asm.js JavaScript subset, for example. In addition, Google added a new test based on Microsoft's TypeScript compiler to measure raw executio (IT news)