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Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla Urge Site Operators to Replace SHA–1 Certificates

by on  Nov 20, 2016

Following their SHA–1 deprecation plans announced last year, Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla detailed recently their timelines to remove support for SHA–1 certificates from their flagship browsers. Researchers at security firm Venafi found however, that 35% of analyzed websites are still using SHA–1 certificates.

Firefox Focus, a Private Web Browser for iOS

by on  Nov 18, 2016

Firefox Focus is a new web browser for iOS that blocks many ad and content trackers by default. Along with its minimal, single tab UI, the browser offers privacy and speed.

Blisk, A New Browser for Developers

by on  Nov 08, 2016

Blisk is a Chromium-based browser that brings together the performance of Chrome and the developer support found in Firefox Developer Edition.

Next.js Offers Simple Universal JavaScript Framework Based on React

by on  Oct 31, 2016

Next.js is a universal JavaScript framework based on React. It has a simple setup and uses extensions to the React component model to provide server-based component rendering with the ability to continue rendering on the client.

Dart News: Angular 2 Dart and Flutter

by on  Oct 28, 2016 2

Angular 2 Dart and Flutter were the most important news mentioned at the recent Dart Developer Summit 2016.

Chrome 54 Kills YouTube Flash Embeds

by on  Oct 17, 2016

Google has launched Chrome 54, further side lining Flash in the browser by using HTML5 for YouTube embed. The stable release rewrites YouTube Flash embeds, so that when a Flash embed for YouTube is detected, the browser will automatically use HTML5 instead. Google said that the change had been made "to reduce the overall usage of Flash in Chrome."

W3C Web Payments HTTP Specification Working Drafts Released

by on  Sep 29, 2016

The goal for the W3C Web payments working group is standardization of the flow, APIs and messages for online payments. These standardizations are meant to be payment method agnostic. On September 15, working drafts for the HTTP API and messages specifications were released for public comment.

Regular Maintenance for Bootstrap v3 Ends

by on  Sep 08, 2016

The maintainers of the popular Bootstrap framework have announced that they are ending maintenance for Bootstrap v3, the current version. It's been over a year since the first alpha of version 4 was released and the project is still not in beta. To speed along development, Mark Otto (creator of Bootstrap) has decided to end all regular maintenance for version 3.

Mozilla's Observatory Website Security Analysis Tool Available

by on  Aug 31, 2016

Mozilla has launched their website security analysis tool. Dubbed Observatory, the tool helps to spread information on best security practices to developers and sys admins in need of guidance.

SuperPack, a New Serialization Format with a Smaller Payload

by on  Aug 27, 2016 5

Shape Security has open sourced a new schemaless binary serialization format called SuperPack.

Microsoft Edge Extension Toolkit Aims to Bring Chrome Extensions to Edge

by 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.

Microsoft Edge Get Extensions, Better JavaScript in Windows 10 Anniversary Update

by on  Aug 04, 2016

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update includes the latest version of Microsoft's Edge web browser. The newest version supports extensions and Windows Hello, and includes a number of HTML5 and JavaScript features.

ChakraCore Now Works on Linux and Mac OS

by on  Jul 28, 2016

Microsoft has demonstrated ChakraCore running on Linux and Mac OS X, and Node.js/ChakraCore on Linux.

Microsoft Has Open Sourced the VS Code Language Server Protocol

by on  Jul 09, 2016

Microsoft has open sourced the protocol used by VS Code’s editor to communicate with the various language servers supported.

Mozilla's Servo Browser Now Available Nightly

by on  Jul 07, 2016

The Servo browser, built from scratch by Mozilla Research, has matured to the point where nightly builds are available for download. The group hopes to broaden the browser's reach so that they can quickly improve its web compatibility and performance.

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