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W3C Publishes DRM as a Recommendation

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Sep 22, 2017

After a divided vote, the World Wide Web Consortium has adopted Encrypted Media Extensions as a full recommendation, formalizing closed-source Digital Rights Management into the specification. In response, the EFF has resigned from the W3C.

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Google's Puppeteer Joins Crowd of Headless Chrome Tools

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Aug 18, 2017

Google's new tool, Puppeteer, is a custom-built Node API used to control headless Chrome. It joins a number of existing community tools that solve the very painful problem of working with the Chrome DevTools Protocol. The addition of Google's tool will hopefully result in more options and capabilities for web developers.

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Adobe Will No Longer Support Flash after 2020

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Jul 26, 2017 1

Adobe has announced the termination of Flash by the end of 2020. Browser vendors have published timelines outlining the steps to phase out the technology in their respective browsers.

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Babylon.js 3.0 Released, Supports WebGL 2

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Jul 20, 2017

Babylon.js, Microsoft's native JavaScript-based 3D game engine, has reached version 3. The new version supports WebGL 2 and includes a rewritten component for handling physical based rendering (PBR). In addition, developers can use the playground, an in-browser editor, and Spector, a WebGL debugger.

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Google Is to Remove Support for PNaCl

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  May 31, 2017

After de-staffing the PNaCL/NaCl team last year and adding default support for WebAssembly in Chrome in March of this year, Google has officially announced the retirement of PNaCl in favor of WebAssembly.

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Updates to Google Chrome DevTools

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  May 24, 2017

The upcoming version of Chrome DevTools has a number of new features that can help developers build faster web pages and have an easier time debugging complex asynchronous code. At Google I/O 2017, Paul Irish presented a State of the Union showcasing a number of these new features.

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Google Retires Octane JavaScript Benchmark

by David Iffland Follow 3 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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Phantom.js Maintainer Steps down, Leaving Project's Future in Doubt

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Apr 17, 2017

The maintainer of the headless browser testing framework, Phantom.js, has decided to step down due to the release of a headless version of Chromium. It's unclear if the project's founder will be able to find enough help to continue.

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Browser Vendors Start Shipping WebAssembly by Default

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Mar 10, 2017

The browser vendors working on WebAssembly have reached a "consensus" on an initial implementation set, allowing browsers to ship it on by default. While this is an important milestone, the initial implementation won't immediately result in significant uptake by developers as important features such as DOM integration and garbage collection are not yet part of the spec.

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Oracle Reminds Java Developers That Soon They Won’t Have a Browser to Run Applets

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 07, 2017

Oracle has recently published a new post in the series “Moving to a Plugin-Free Web,” advising developers to find replacement solutions if they still have Java applets running in production. Firefox is going to stop supporting them soon.

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Chrome and Firefox Start Warning of Insecure Sites

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Jan 25, 2017

Starting with Chrome 56 and Firefox 51, browsers will start warning users if they browse a non-HTTPS site that contains a password or credit card input field.

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Opera Introduces Neon, an Experimental Concept Browser

by Charles Humble Follow 166 Followers on  Jan 13, 2017

Opera, the Norwegian browser maker acquired last year by a Chinese investment consortium, has introduced a new experimental browser called Opera Neon.

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Polymer 2.0 Introduces Breaking Changes But the Migration Has Been Smoothed

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Dec 23, 2016

Polymer 2.0 replaces Custom Elements API v0 with v1, deprecates Polymer.dom, uses Shadow DOM instead, but the migration path is not so steep as these changes suggest because they have introduced a compatibility layer that enables code created with Polymer 1.7+ to run under 2.0

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

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 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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Firefox Focus, a Private Web Browser for iOS

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers 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.

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