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Microsoft Edge Now Supports W3C WebDriver Recommendation

by Dylan Schiemann Follow 7 Followers on  Jun 26, 2018

Microsoft Edge now supports the recently ratified W3C WebDriver recommendation, making it easier to automate unit and functional tests with Edge. WebDriver is also now an Edge Feature on Demand, providing automatic WebDriver updates for each release of Edge.

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Microsoft Introduces Edge DevTools Protocol

by Kevin Ball Follow 3 Followers on  May 25, 2018

With the April 30 release of Edge version 17, Microsoft has announced the availability of the Microsoft Edge DevTools Protocol, a set of JSON and JSON-RPC APIs that enable clients to interact with Microsoft Edge tabs. Following the model of the Chrome DevTools Protocol, the Edge DevTools Protocol enables independent developers to build tools that interact with Edge using standard web technologies.

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Service Workers Now Supported across All Major Browsers

by Kevin Ball Follow 3 Followers on  May 07, 2018

With the Windows 10 April 2018 Update released on April 30th, and the Safari 11.1 release on March 29, Edge and Safari join Firefox and Chrome in enabling Service Workers by default. Developers can now develop Progressive Web Apps providing offline functionality and expect them to function across all browsers except Internet Explorer and Opera Mini.

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WebAssembly Now Supported across All Browsers

by Kevin Ball Follow 3 Followers on  Dec 01, 2017 1

With releases on September 19 for Safari and October 31 for Edge, Apple and Microsoft join Google and Mozilla in providing support for WebAssembly in production browsers. All four companies’ browsers can now run code compiled to the wasm binary format.

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Google Retires Octane JavaScript Benchmark

by David Iffland Follow 4 Followers on  Apr 26, 2017

Google has retired their Octane JavaScript benchmark tool, citing over-optimization of micro-benchmarks to the detriment of real-world performance. Other browser vendors agree that the benchmark by itself is of little value. In the future, performance improvements may come from focusing on what the user is actually experiencing.

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Microsoft Edge Updates Support for WebVR, Makes Flash Click-to-Run

by James Chesters Follow 1 Followers on  Jan 17, 2017

Microsoft has started 2017 by rolling out Windows 10 build 15002 to end users, giving developers a new UWP architecture for Microsoft Edge’s multi-process model and click-to-run Flash content.

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Google’s Brotli Compression Algorithm Lands to Windows Edge

by Sergio De Simone Follow 14 Followers on  Dec 25, 2016

Microsoft has announced that its Edge browser has started using Brotli, the compression algorithm that Google open-sourced last year.

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

by Sergio De Simone Follow 14 Followers on  Nov 20, 2016 1

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.

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

by David Iffland Follow 4 Followers 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.

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Microsoft Boasts Power Efficiency of Edge

by David Iffland Follow 4 Followers on  Jun 21, 2016

Microsoft boasts that users of its Edge web browser see improved battery performance over other browsers. In addition, the new Windows 10 Anniversary Edition will bring even greater battery efficiency improvements in the browser.

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WebKit, V8, and Edge Improve JavaScript Implementations

by David Iffland Follow 4 Followers on  May 19, 2016

WebKit, V8, and Microsoft Edge have each gotten a little closer to supporting the full ES2015 (ES6) spec and beyond. WebKit was the first browser engine to reach 100% on the Kangax Compatibility Table while V8 and Edge each added more features to their implementations.

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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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ChakraCore Opens Up Microsoft Edge’s JavaScript Engine

by Sergio De Simone Follow 14 Followers on  Dec 09, 2015

Microsoft’s JavaScript engine core components will be open-sourced next month, Microsoft announced at JSConf US. ChakraCore will provide a fully-fledged, self-contained JavaScript virtual machine, Microsoft say, that includes everything that is required to parse, interpret, compile and execute JavaScript code without dependencies on Microsoft Edge internals.

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Microsoft Bumps Edge Rendering Engine to EdgeHTML 13

by David Iffland Follow 4 Followers on  Nov 25, 2015

The roll out of the first major update to Windows 10 includes the latest rendering engine for Microsoft's Edge browser. EdgeHTML 13 includes a number of HTML5 and CSS features and is a good sign that Microsoft can continually update their newest browser.

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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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