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Javascript garbage collection scheduling

Javascript garbage collection scheduling

October 17, 2016 9:00 AM0 comments

Google’s Chrome web browser strives to deliver a smooth user experience. An animation will update the screen at 60FPS (frames per second), giving Chrome approximately 16.6 milliseconds to perform the update. Within these 16.6ms, all input events have to be processed, all animations have to be performed, and finally the frame has to be rendered. A missed deadline will result in dropped frames. These are visible to the user and degrade the user experience. Such sporadic animation artifacts are referred to here as jank.

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