In campaign to promote computer programming, the president tells kids: "Don't just consume, create." Later, at a White House-hosted event, he even learns to write a few lines of code himself.
Mozilla's co-founder and former CEO Brendan Eich has been at the center of Internet development for almost 20 years.
The new benchmark is designed to catch a new class of browser performance problems -- and perhaps to curry favor with rival browser makers.
Gal, recruited six years ago by former CTO and short-lived CEO Brendan Eich, brings continuity to the nonprofit organization's top techie job.
The programming language for Web sites and Web apps is less complex and therefore easier to develop, Chrome programmers argue at Google I/O.
Dave Methvin, a leader of the influential jQuery programming tool, says WebKit is plagued with old bugs. He's not optimistic Opera will help improve the browser situation.