Opera goes to BlinkOn 3

December 16th, 2014

Recently, the Opera Web Technology team attended BlinkOn 3, the twice-yearly conference for Blink contributors. (Videos are available on YouTube.) As you may know, Opera is a prolific committer to Blink, and has the only non-Google API owner and Chromium Security Group members. Here are a few notes and observations from our team. Mobile first?…

Classes in JavaScript: Exploring the Implementation in Chakra

December 15th, 2014

The Windows 10 Technical Preview November build and RemoteIE includes many changes and additions to Internet Explorer from the next edition of the JavaScript standard, ECMA-262 6th Edition (ES6). ECMAScript 6 will be a substantial advance for JavaScript language, and currently the technical preview is the most compliant implementation. This post explores where ECMAScript is… Maintenance: Dec 15th 17:00 PST (01:00 UTC, 1 day after)

December 14th, 2014 will be affected by maintenance Monday, December 15th 17:00 PST, 01:00 UTC (1 day after). New database servers are being deployed for This hardware refresh should greatly improve database query performance on The deployment should require less than 15 minutes of downtime on if no major issues are encountered. Please follow…

WordPress 4.1 Release Candidate

December 11th, 2014

The release candidate for WordPress 4.1 is now available. We’ve made a lot of refinements over the last few weeks. RC means we think we’re done, but with millions of users and thousands of plugins and themes, it’s possible we’ve missed something. We hope to ship WordPress 4.1 on Tuesday, December 16, but we need your…

A special thank you to the Joomla! Update Working Group

December 10th, 2014

Image Credit: Chiara Aliotta We launched the final release of Joomla 2.5 today. We’ve watched the most incredible community come together for this release. The marketing team worked closely with the Update Working Group and Leadership to create artwork, infographics, videos and raise awareness of Joomla 2.5 end of support.

This is the last release of Joomla 2.5 now what?

December 10th, 2014

Image credit: Helvecio The Joomla developers are proud to bring you the absolute latest and greatest CMS software. Joomla 2.5 is reaching its end of support on December 31st 2014. End of support means that the release shall not be actively developed and maintained from now on. Your website will still function as normal.

QUnit 1.16 Release and Roadmap

December 10th, 2014

We’ve just released QUnit 1.16, an important milestone for the project. This release introduces several new APIs that will become the default in QUnit 2.0. To help migrate to these APIs, you can start using them today in 1.16. Our 2.x upgrade guide provides all the details you need to change your existing test suite…

Announcing the redesigned F12 developer tools interface

December 9th, 2014

With two major updates over the spring and summer, we have continued to improve the developer experiences available in IE’s F12 developer tools and today we are excited to provide details around our latest update. This update addresses concerns that many users had with the vertical navigation model we introduced in IE11, and provides a…

December 2014 Internet Explorer security updates & disabling SSL 3.0 fallback

December 9th, 2014

Disabling SSL 3.0 fallback We previously published Security Advisory 3009008 advising that Microsoft will disable SSL 3.0 by default in Internet Explorer and across all Microsoft online services over the coming months. To continue to help protect customers, we are taking the interim step to provide the option to disable SSL 3.0 fallback in Internet…

Status roadmap update: srcset, <main> element, and date inputs in development

December 8th, 2014

Today we’re updating our platform roadmap with a few more features that we’ve started working on: Responsive Images: image srcset To take advantage of high resolution screens, it’s desirable to provide higher resolution image resources. While today’s devices come with all sorts of different resolution screens, it’s important to be able to provide the right…