Microsoft’s secret weapon in browser wars: Mozilla’s supercharged Asm.js

Microsoft has included a surprise feature in its new Edge web browser for Windows 10, in the form of support for the ultra-optimizable Asm.js JavaScript dialect.  First developed by Mozilla and championed by the nonprofit’s former CTO Brendon Eich, Asm.js is a strict subset of JavaScript that aims to be the “assembly language of the web.”

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