- Why are v8 engines so popular?
A program such as C++ or Java needs to be compiled before it is run.
Imperitive programming has a tendency to be messy by default because its focused on trying to tell the computer how to do everything, rather than describing what needs to be done.
The two browsers I find to maintain top performance are Mozilla Firefox with its Spider Monkey engine and Google Chrome with its V8 engine. Apple Safari is also one of the fastest browsers with its Nitro engine, new in 4.0.
Why are v8 engines so popular?
Historically, the V8 engine gained popularity over older engine architectures because it was lighter and more compact for the amount of power it generated. It maintains popularity because of its excellent horsepower and torque characteristics.