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37 JavaScript benchmarks

JavaScript benchmarks have achieved greater visibility in the Ajax era, but they have a long and proud history. I did a little digging and came up with this round-up of profiling suites past, present and future. Many of them mix pure JS tests with DOM tests. Those that focus more on a specific type of operation are broken out into a separate list after the jump, as are browser-specific benchmarks and a bunch of cobweb-covered older suites.

Recent Benchmarks

Issue-specific benchmarks

Older benchmarks

Browser-specific benchmarks

Given last year’s flap between Apple and Opera over Safari’s benchmark claims and all the work Mozilla is putting into optimizing Firefox 3, it seems certain that performance will remain an important battle line amongst the big browser vendors. Despite the plethora of test suites above, I’m sure there are more to come.

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