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Google Introduces Smart Lock for Passwords

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Jun 02, 2015

Google has announced at I/O 2015 the Google Identity Platform, a collection of tools and APIs for managing identities and dealing with authentication and authorization across Android, iOS and web applications.

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GCM 3.0 Sends Messages to Android, iOS and Chrome

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Jun 01, 2015

With GCM 3.0, Google has attempted to simplify the registration process and to make their cloud notification system work similarly on Android, iOS and Chrome. There is a new topic group and a messaging diagnostic tool.

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Microsoft: Edge Performs Better than Chrome and Firefox

by Abel Avram Follow 4 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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Chrome 42 Disables NPAPI and Related Plug-ins: Java, Unity, Silverlight

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Apr 15, 2015 5

As outlined in the NPAPI Deprecation Guide, Chrome 42, which was due this month and was recently released to the stable channel, has disabled support for the Netscape Plug-in API. The reason is that NPAPI “has become a leading cause of hangs, crashes, security incidents, and code complexity” and the intent was first announced in 2013.

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Google Is Going to Make Pointer Events the Main Event Type in Chrome after All

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Apr 01, 2015

Google is going to make Pointer Events the main event type in Chrome, joining ranks with Microsoft, Firefox and leaving out Apple.

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Google Proposes StrongMode and SoundScript, Boosting V8 Performance

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Mar 11, 2015

Google's Chrome team has proposed two extensions to JavaScript in a move to boost the performance of their V8 JavaScript Engine. StrongMode will limit the JavaScript language to only allow parts with guaranteed performance. SoundScript will add user-facing types to JavaScript, not at compile-time, but at run-time in the browser.

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Facebook Stetho: Debugging Any Android App with Chrome DevTools

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 23, 2015

Facebook has open sourced Stetho, an Android debugging bridge enabling developers to debug their apps using Chrome DevTools.

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Both IE and Chrome Are to Support asm.js

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 19, 2015

The modern.IE Platform Status indicates that now asm.js is in Development. According to Microsoft, the Chakra engine in Windows 10 will support asm.js, and Microsoft has been collaborating with Mozilla to implement it faster. Chrome is going to support it via TurboFan, a new optimizing compiler for V8.

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Android Developers Now Can Test WebView before It Is Released

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 17, 2015

Google has made Android WebView available as a standalone application for developers willing to test it.

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The Current Status of Browser-based Virtual Reality in HTML5

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Jan 22, 2015

The SFHTML5 group recently had a meeting discussing HTML5 technologies for creating virtual reality experiences – WebGL, WebVR, Three.js, GLAM –, and the current development status for implementing support for them in Firefox and Chrome. The idea is to bring the entire web into the VR experience.

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Service Workers Promise to Make Web Apps Feel Native

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Dec 03, 2014

The service worker browser feature holds promise for developers looking to make their web apps feel more like native apps. Running in the background and without user interaction, service workers enable advanced scenarios such as offline functionality, cache, background sync, geofencing, and push notifications.

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Chrome 39 Brings Beacon API and ES6 Generators

by James Chesters Follow 1 Followers on  Nov 25, 2014

Google's Chrome team has released the stable version of Chrome 39: with updates including the Web Application Manifest specification, Beacon API, and support for ES6 generators.

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Lovefield: An SQL-like Query Engine by Google

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Nov 18, 2014

Lovefield is a JavaScript library providing an SQL-like query engine to web developers who want the benefits of a relational database.

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Chrome 38 Supports Art Direction through the picture Element

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 16, 2014

Google has added support for the element in the recently released Chrome 38, enabling developers to specify multiple image sources based on various media queries.

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Microsoft WinJS 3.0 Now Supports Multiple Platforms

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Sep 18, 2014

Microsoft has enhanced WinJS by adding support for multiple platforms and several major browsers, has modularized it and made it work with other JavaScript libraries.

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