Faster is Better
17 June 2008
Of course the other big news today is that Firefox 3 is finally out (after recovering from the mother of all slashdottings). This release is really great, partly because it's got some great fixes submitted by Mathieu Fenniak but mostly because it brings Firefox into the same league as Safari and Opera in terms of speed. Below is a graph showing how long the latest release of each browser takes to execute the unit tests for Diff, Match, Patch. Overlaid on the graph are their current market shares. Interesting inverse-correlation. I guess if you are the market leader, you aren't forced to be good.
Some electronic bugs seen at last weekend's RoboGames in San Francisco: