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Challenges Performing Background Compilation in V8

by Abel Avram on  Feb 15, 2014

This article includes details on the recently background compilation introduced in V8, Chrome’s JavaScript engine.

Google Wants to Speed Up the Internet with QUIC

by Abel Avram on  Feb 12, 2014

QUIC (Quick UDP Internet Connections, pronounced 'quick') is a multiplexing transport protocol running over UDP with the main goal to have 0-RTT connectivity overhead.

Deploying Chrome Apps on Android&iOS with Cordova 3.3.0

by Abel Avram on  Jan 29, 2014

Developer can now deploy Chrome apps on Android and iOS with Apache Cordova 3.3.0.

AnyPresence Soups up Enterprise MBaaS Platform- Part 1 of 2

by Martin Monroe on  Oct 30, 2013

Mobile Backend as a Service provider AnyPresence continues to hone their chops. Launching the fifth update to their self-titled platform geared for the enterprise. Co-founder Rich Mendis provides some insights for InfoQ readers…

Chrome to Drop Support for NPAPI Plugins Including Java, Silverlight, and Unity

by Jonathan Allen on  Sep 24, 2013

Stating that “NPAPI’s 90s-era architecture has become a leading cause of hangs, crashes, security incidents, and code complexity”, Google intends to remove the Netscape Plug-in API. This is the plug-in technology used host application runtimes such as Silverlight, Java, and Unity. They are beginning the process in January by disabling all plugins not a small whitelist.

One Less Browser Engine: Opera Switches to WebKit

by Abel Avram on  Feb 13, 2013

Opera will release new versions of their browser for mobile and desktop based on WebKit. They are also going to integrate Chromium.

Google Announces PageSpeed Insights 2.0

by Abel Avram on  Jun 13, 2012

Google has released PageSpeed Insights 2.0 with an interface redesign, extensions for Chrome and Firefox, automatic page optimizations with an online service or via SDK, an API, support for mobile devices and more analysis rules.

Yahoo! Axis! Of! Incompetence!

by Alex Blewltt on  May 24, 2012

Yahoo! have released a search plugin Axis which allows clients to search for web content with graphical previews rendered on the server. Unfortunately, they also leaked their private Chrome signing key with the Chrome extension. Read on for more.

Jetty gets Speedy

by Alex Blewitt on  Mar 20, 2012 1

The Jetty project recently announced that Jetty now has SPDY support. InfoQ caught up with Greg Wilkins and Simone Bordet to find out more about the protocol, and what advantages it may bring.

Mozilla Mulls H.264 Support

by Alex Blewitt on  Mar 16, 2012 4

Historically, Mozilla has rejected the use of non-open codecs (such as H.264), a subject that has been covered before on InfoQ. The main reason is ideological; H.264 is covered by patents and licensed by the MPEG-LA. Could this stance be softening, with the proposal to allow platform-provided codecs for video support?

Google Dart Roundup: Dartium Binaries Available, I/O Libraries, Book and Docs

by Werner Schuster on  Feb 15, 2012 5

The first binaries of Dartium, Chrome with a built-in Dart VM, are now available for download. Dartium has the beginnings of debugging support in Dev Tools. Meanwhile, a lot of documentation resources have become available both from Google and outside.

Preview the Next JavaScript in Google Chrome

by Jonathan Allen on  Feb 13, 2012 1

Google Chrome and V8 now support some of the features planned for the next version of JavaScript, known as ECMAScript 3.1 “Harmony”. To try out these features you can use dev channel release of Chrome with the “Experimental JavaScript features” flag turned on.

Joel Webber on Porting Angry Birds to HTML5

by Abel Avram on  Jan 10, 2012 4

Joel Webber, co-creator of the Google Web Toolkit, held the session Angry Birds on HTML5 at GOTO Aarhus 2011, recorded and published by InfoQ. We interviewed Webber to find out more details on porting the popular game Angry Birds to Google Chrome and HTML 5.

Web Intents: Google's Mechanism for Inter WebApp Linking

by Jeevak Kasarkod on  Aug 06, 2011

Are you spending hours writing custom code to integrate with various third party service providers from your web application? Google's Chrome team is working on a master API for moving the onus from the developer to the user through analogous late run-time binding mechanisms used by the Intents system on the Android OS.

Debugging Mobile Web Apps: Weinre and JSConsole Now, Remote WebKit Eventually

by Werner Schuster on  Jul 31, 2011

Debuggers in mobile web browsers are anemic at best. InfoQ takes a look at existing workarounds and tools like Weinre and JSConsole, as well as the upcoming changes in mobile browsers that will bring full debugging support. Also: the two mobile browsers that already live in the future and ship remote debugging support.

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