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Web Geek’s Guide to Google™ Chrome by Yvette Davis, Jerri Ledford

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CHAPTER 8Developing Sites for Chrome

In This Chapter

Is This Part of the WebKit?

I Should’ve Had a V8

Shifting Gears: How Google Gears Works with Chrome

Many web browsers are available today. Many of them are even open source. A few of them are good, solid browsers with a lot of features and quick rendering times. They all support JavaScript, Flash, and most other features found on the Web. So, what makes Google Chrome different from the rest?

The difference is in the individual parts of Chrome, which include WebKit, V8, and Gears. WebKit is a first-class rendering engine that lends itself nicely to accepting gadgets and making life easy for developers. V8 compiles, interprets, and runs JavaScript in record time. It’s the fastest JavaScript ...

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