Jatinder Mann, an Internet Explorer PM at Microsoft, held the session 50 performance tricks to make your HTML5 apps and sites faster at BUILD 2012, providing many tips for creating faster web applications.
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! 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.
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.
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.
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?
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 Isis, a QtWebKit-based browser, and has outlined the guiding principles for Open webOS’ governance model.
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, 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.
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’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.
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 has been included in Chrome 14 Beta, on its way to become a technology supported in production.