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Firefox OdinMonkey and Native Assembly JavaScript, High-speed Java Monkey Business in the Battle of the Browsers…

The Browser Wars reignite this week with the announcement of OdinMonkey for Firefox, a new plug-in that brings high speed native assembly code to JavaScript.

JavaScript, the language behind the internet is going native. In the world of programming there is nothing faster native assembly language, the language that the chips themselves speak. Now Java is leaning to speak assembly thanks to Firefox.

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.

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