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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.

Recommendations for Touch Friendly Sites

by Jonathan Allen on  Apr 25, 2012

Though it really should have been done back in 2009 (the year Windows 7 was touting its touch screen support), Microsoft’s IE team has finally released their recommendations for building touch-friendly web sites.

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.

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.

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.

Mozilla Prepares a Separate Firefox Release for the Enterprise

by Abel Avram on  Jan 11, 2012 5

Mozilla will create a separate Firefox release for enterprises, but it will come with less security and stability fixes. Organizations interested in such a version are invited to participate in alpha and beta testing.

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.

An Update on Google Native Client

by Abel Avram on  Dec 15, 2011

Beside C/C++, Google Native Client has added support for runtimes such as Mono, and a richer set of Pepper interfaces: accelerated 3D, full-screen, File IO, debugging, and others. New languages -Lua, TCL, OCaml- are being ported, and several major producers have ported their game engines or their games to NaCl.

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.

Mozilla Considers Blacklisting Java

by Alex Blewitt on  Oct 03, 2011

The Mozilla Foundation has publicly considered disabling Java from running in the browser environment, thanks to recent research that indicates Java is the top of the three vectors for security exploits in the browser.

Google Native Client Makes Its Debut in Chrome 14

by Abel Avram on  Aug 12, 2011

Google Native Client has been included in Chrome 14 Beta, on its way to become a technology supported in production.

Should the Web be Encrypted?

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Aug 07, 2011

Last week, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), in collaboration with the Tor Project, has launched an official 1.0 version of HTTPS Everywhere, a tool for the Firefox web browser that helps secure web browsing by encrypting connections to more than 1,000 websites.

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