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Swirski, Leszek

Optimizing the Unoptimizable: A Whirlwind Tour of JavaScript

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A whirlwind tour through the history and state-of-the-art of JavaScript execution and optimization, with a focus on the V8 engine used by Chrome and Node.js, and how a 10-day prototype became one of the most important programming languages in the world.

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  author =	{Leszek Swirski},
  title =	{{Optimizing the Unoptimizable: A Whirlwind Tour of JavaScript}},
  booktitle =	{2017 Imperial College Computing Student Workshop (ICCSW 2017)},
  pages =	{2:1--2:1},
  series =	{OpenAccess Series in Informatics (OASIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-059-0},
  ISSN =	{2190-6807},
  year =	{2018},
  volume =	{60},
  editor =	{Fergus Leahy and Juliana Franco},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-84448},
  doi =		{10.4230/OASIcs.ICCSW.2017.2},
  annote =	{Keywords: Javascript, NodeJS}

Keywords: Javascript, NodeJS
Collection: 2017 Imperial College Computing Student Workshop (ICCSW 2017)
Issue Date: 2018
Date of publication: 21.02.2018

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