While the browser wars may have died down over recent years Mozilla have recently released version 57 of their Firefox browser and it’s so good they gave their new browser weapon a name, Quantum. While Quantum may still look the same old Firefox, under the skin this is a faster and far more high tech Firefox that is ready to take on Chrome once again.
Mozilla have given the underlying code a complete overhaul for Quantum, but this type of change doesn’t produce a massive speed bump, an evolutionary change generally. The overhaul has improved the multi-threading support, memory usage, display quality and security but the extra speed of Quantum is actually down to a new trick. As ZDNet are reporting this clever idea was developed by Mozilla engineer Honza Bambas and is called ’Tailing’ which prioritizes traffic so that scripts from tracking domains (such as Google) are loaded after the page itself. The tracking scripts are still loaded but after the stuff that we all care about, the content itself.
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Mozilla, the seminal web technology company continues to advance its efforts to bring advanced 3D games to a browser near you.
Mozilla’s technology has been put to very good use by Trendy Entertainment who have now unveiled Monster Madness Online; the first full game based on HTML5 and asm.js. All put together just right to produce a 3D zombie shooter that runs entirely within your browser on almost every device available. No installation hassles or compatibility issues.
Have zombies eaten your neighbours, again? Are monsters wrecking havoc on your little slice of heaven? If so join a Monster Madness squad for some zombie blasting action. Set for release in May 2014 the alpha test release is available now for all to enjoy, for free (click here).
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The future of game and application development is being previewed by Mozilla and Epic. Released to the public this week the Citadel demo encapsulates all of the latest technologies that are making high speed web games and apps possible. While web gaming and apps have achieved a moderate level of notoriety they remain only a curiosity to many.
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This new version of UE3 came to life during the Game Developers Conference, part proof of concept part technology demonstration this is a major milestone for browser technology, while also being an interesting journey.
Due for release in June as part of Firefox 22 OdinMonkey and asm.js optimized code may just accelerate Java to near native assembly speeds, while maintaining compatibility and portability, the holy trinity of code.