Google, Apple release new Speedometer 3.0 browser benchmark | Technology

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Speedometer has long been Google’s preferred benchmark, previously noting how it’s the “most reflective of the real world” when comparing JavaScript performance. Speedometer 3.0 is now available.

Speedometer 3.0 is the result of a collaboration (joint multi-stakeholder governance model) between the Blink/V8, Gecko/SpiderMonkey, and WebKit/JavaScriptCore browser engines, with Microsoft also involved. Version 1.0 in 2014 was created by the WebKit team, while 2.0 saw a partnership between Apple and Google in 2018.

The goal is to “create a shared understanding of web performance so that improvements can be made to enhance the user experience.” This latest version improves how “Speedometer captures and calculates scores, show more detailed results and introduce an even wider variety of workloads.”

A few tests and workloads can’t simulate the entire web, but while building Speedometer 3 we have established some criteria for selecting ones that are critical to user’s experience. We are now closer to a representative benchmark than ever before.

In terms of included frameworks, Speedometer 3.0 takes into account: React, Vue, Angular, Preact, Lit, Backbone, and Svelte.

Meanwhile, there’s an updated set of simulated workloads: to-do app, complex web page, news site (single-page-application), charts apps & dashboards, and code editors.

  • “TodoMVC is a to-do application that allows a user to keep track of tasks. The user can enter a new task, update an existing one, mark a task as completed, or delete it.”
  • “We chose a news site to represent a SPA, since it allows us to capture the main areas of interest in a…

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