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Internet Explorer 11 Adds New F12 Tools, Improved Touch, WebGL, WebCrypto and Hardware 3D Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Nov 07, 2013

Internet Explorer 11 included with Windows 8.1 includes new F12 tools, support for WebGL and Hardware 3D in addition to touch improvements.

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.

FP Complete Launches Browser Based Haskell IDE

by Mirko Stocker on  Sep 10, 2013

FP Complete has launched Haskell Center, their new Haskell IDE and application server. The IDE is browser based, and together with their application server, should make it much easier to create and run web based Haskell programs.

Telefónica Launches First Consumer FirefoxOS Device

by Zef Hemel on  Jul 03, 2013

Telefónica has launched the ZTE Open, the first consumer-oriented mobile phone running Mozilla's fully web-based FirefoxOS. The ZTE Open sells as a €69 prepaid phone that comes with €30 and is aimed at the low-end market. Telefónica will launch more FirefoxOS phones in other markets over the coming weeks. Other operators will launch FirefoxOS-based phones later this year.

IE 11 to Feature WebGL, New Development Tools and SPDY

by Zef Hemel on  Jun 26, 2013

There is good news for web developers: Windows 8.1 will ship with Internet Explorer 11, which will feature WebGL, much improved developer's tools and support for Google's SPDY protocol.

Dart Has Entered Beta with Faster VM, Editor and dart2js

by Abel Avram on  Jun 20, 2013

20 months after the initial announcement of Dart, the language and its associated VM have entered beta with milestone M5. There are many small improvements in the current release, the most important ones being related to the Editor, VM, and dart2js.

lua.vm.js – Running Lua VM in a JavaScript VM

by Abel Avram on  May 31, 2013 2

Mozilla is showing off the strength of asm.js by running the entire Lua VM in a JavaScript VM, with the ability to call JS code.

Debate: Do We Need a Universal Web Bytecode?

by Abel Avram on  May 22, 2013 11

Is a universal web bytecode worth the trouble creating it? Is LLVM the solution? Which is better at running native code in the browser: Mozilla asm.js or Google PNaCl? This article contains opinions expressed on the web on these issues.

Sauce Labs Appium Now Can Test Android and Firefox OS Apps

by Abel Avram on  May 14, 2013

Sauce Labs has extended Appium to support automated testing for Android and Firefox OS applications. Support for iOS was introduced earlier this year.

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.

Internet Explorer 10 Broadens Flash Support

by Jeff Martin on  Mar 14, 2013 1

Microsoft has announced increased Flash support on IE10 running on Windows 8 and Windows RT. This content will now be enabled to run by default and solidifies Flash's position on the Windows platform.

Latest News on webOS, Tizen, Bada and Firefox OS

by Abel Avram on  Feb 25, 2013

LG buys webOS. Samsung kills Bada and strengthens Tizen. Firefox OS attracts more carriers and first devices seen at MWC 2013.

Modern.ie Helps Developers Test Code for Browsers

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Feb 21, 2013 1

Microsoft has released modern.ie which enables you to test websites on various versions of IE with a series of tools including tips to build modern sites while supporting old versions of Internet Explorer.

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.

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.

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