One engineering objective of Internet Explorer 9 is to build the world’s fastest browser. Browser performance matters to everyone. Consumers, enterprises, developers, and the technology industry share a desire for a faster and more capable Web platform.
To build the world’s fastest browser we focused on the real world Web performance metrics that matter to customers. Web performance is a complex and nuanced problem and while some in the industry have become distracted with artificial performance benchmarks, which only measure one aspect of the browser, we have remained focused on the real world scenarios that matter to customers.
We believe being the world’s fastest browser means being best in breed at all five of these objectives across the real world scenarios that matter to customers.
Internet Explorer 9 Beta was a great step toward achieving these goals. What’s coming next will provide an equally significant step forward. Over the next few weeks we’re going to talk more about each of these five objectives, discuss how we measure progress against these objectives, and share our internal engineering analysis. First, though, we’re heading to San Francisco.
—Jason Weber, Lead Program Manager, Internet Explorer Performance