2017
DOI: 10.24251/hicss.2017.751
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Cosmin Radoi, Stephan Herhut, Jaswanth Sreeram, Danny Dig

Abstract: AbstractIn recent years, web applications have become pervasive. Their backbone is JavaScript, the only programming language supported by all major web browsers. Most browsers run on desktop or mobile devices with parallel hardware. However, JavaScript is by design sequential, and current web applications make little use of hardware parallelism. Are web applications ready to exploit parallel hardware?To answer this question we take a two-step approach. First, we survey 174 web developers regarding the potenti…

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