The browser needs to get faster. The first browser was created almost 30 years ago. Since then, the browser has moved from its past as a simple document viewer toward a future as a fully featured application platform. But these applications are testing the limits of current browsers, especially on devices like smartphones. To support them, browsers need to adapt to modern hardware; they need to go parallel.
Lin Clark explains how the browser works today and what browser vendors need to do over the next few years to ensure their browsers (and the web itself) meet upcoming demands.
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