In this article from Mariko Kosaka she walks you though insides of the Chrome browser from high-level architecture to the specifics of the rendering pipeline. If you ever wondered how the browser turns your code into a functional website, or you are unsure why a specific technique is suggested for performance improvements, then the article and next 3 ones in this series is for you.
In order to understand the environment that the browser is running, we need to understand a few computer parts and what they do.
The article focuses on explaining:
- CPU – Central Processing Unit
- GPU – Graphics Processing Unit
- Executing program on Process and Thread
- Browser Architecture
- Which process controls what?
- The benefit of multi-process architecture in Chrome
The important thing to note here is that these different architectures are implementation details. There is no standard specification on how one might build a web browser. One browser’s approach may be completely different from another.
Wonderful schemas and charts are included for better understanding of the topic. Enjoyable post![Read More]