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Google, Opera Fork WebKit. Samsung Joins Firefox to Push Servo

by Abel Avram on  Apr 04, 2013

There are two major browser developments recently announced, both targeting parallel architectures: Google and Opera with Blink, a WebKit fork, while Samsung joins Mozilla to push Servo forward.

Security Enhancements in Android 4.2.2

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Feb 18, 2013

Android 4.2.2 includes security enhancements such as application verification, Always-on VPN, certificate pinning, installd hardening including few other security fixes.

HP Has Open Sourced webOS’ browser, Isis

by Abel Avram on  Feb 15, 2012 3

HP has open sourced Isis, a QtWebKit-based browser, and has outlined the guiding principles for Open webOS’ governance model.

Google proposes Dart bindings and Multi-VM support to WebKit

by Dio Synodinos on  Dec 06, 2011 22

Google’s Vijay Menon proposed on the WebKit developers mailing list the creation of a branch that would add support for multiple runtimes and ready made bindings for the Dart language. Other languages that could be supported are Python, Java, Ruby, Lua and more.

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.

WebKit Team Announces SquirrelFish, a Bytecode Based JavaScript Interpreter

by Nick Laiacona on  Jun 09, 2008

The WebKit development team announced last week the development of a new interpreter for the WebKit JavaScript engine code-named SquirrelFish. According to official WebKit blog: "SquirrelFish is 1.6 times faster than WebKit's previous interpreter."

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