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W3C Releases HTML 5.2 As Official Recommendation

by Kevin Ball Follow 3 Followers on  Dec 31, 2017

The W3C released the HTML 5.2 update to the HTML specification as an official recommendation on December 14, 2017. This update adds new features like the dialog element, obsoletes old ones like the HTML plugins system, and integrates work from other W3C committees such as support for the Payments Request API and the Presentation API.

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Microsoft Edge Extension Toolkit Aims to Bring Chrome Extensions to Edge

by Sergio De Simone Follow 14 Followers on  Aug 13, 2016

A new tool for Windows 10 from Microsoft, the Edge Extension Toolkit, aims to make it easier to convert Chrome extensions to Microsoft Edge extensions.

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Microsoft Open Sources Chakra and Wants to Run Node.js on It

by Abel Avram Follow 9 Followers on  Jan 14, 2016 1

True to their promise to open up the Edge’s JavaScript VM, Microsoft has made available the source code of Chakra under the permissive MIT license. Released under the name ChakraCore, the code is basically the same VM Microsoft uses for Edge and the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) minus the bindings to Edge and UWP and some COM diagnostic APIs.

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Microsoft Soon to End Support for IE 8, 9 and 10

by Abel Avram Follow 9 Followers on  Jan 06, 2016

Microsoft is to stop supporting IE 8, 9 and 10, inviting users to switch to IE 11 or Edge.

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Microsoft: Edge Performs Better than Chrome and Firefox

by Abel Avram Follow 9 Followers on  May 21, 2015

This article outlines some of the performance optimizations done for the Chakra engine and the Octane and Jet Stream benchmark results for Edge, Chrome and Firefox.

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A Developer’s View on Microsoft Edge

by Abel Avram Follow 9 Followers on  May 08, 2015 7

Microsoft Edge started as a IE fork but later departed considerably from it in an attempt to break with the past and legacy Internet technologies, removing 200K LoC but adding other 300K. Microsoft says they want “better interoperability with other modern browsers, improved performance, security & reliability, and reduced code complexity.”

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