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Opera 32 released

September 15th, 2015

Opera 32 (based on Chromium 45) for Mac, Windows, and Linux is out! To find out what’s new for users, see our Desktop blog. Here’s what it means for web developers. ES6 arrow functions Arrow functions enable a more succinct way of defining functions. const numbers = [1, 2, 3]; // Let’s use the so-called…

Announcing VP9 support coming to Microsoft Edge

September 8th, 2015

Today, we’re excited to announce that WebM/VP9 support is now in development in Microsoft Edge. VP9 is an open source codec that offers efficient compression to stream HD content at lower bitrates, and is well suited to UHD streaming. Initial support for VP9 will be available in Windows Insider Preview builds soon. This is part of…

Opera Mini 11 for Android’s new compression mode

September 8th, 2015

Today, we released Opera Mini 11 for Android. It has two modes. By default, it starts in Extreme-compression mode. This is the traditional Opera Mini compression that can reduce a site down to 10% of its original size, using the Opera Presto rendering engine on a proxy server. As always, this means a trade-off between…

Houdini Task Force meeting report

September 4th, 2015

Houdini is a joint W3C Technical Architecture Group and CSS Working Group initiative to specify hooks into existing CSS. Its primary aim isn’t to give us “new CSS” but to add API hooks into the browsers’ built-in CSS capability so developers can hook into it, use the native implementation where we want (rather than duplicate…

Ending support for the RC4 cipher in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11

September 1st, 2015

Today, Microsoft is announcing the end-of-support of the RC4 cipher in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11. Starting in early 2016, the RC4 cipher will be disabled by-default and will not be used during TLS fallback negotiations. There is consensus across the industry that RC4 is no longer cryptographically secure. Our announcement aligns with today’s…

jQuery Foundation and Dojo Foundation to Merge

September 1st, 2015

United Foundation to Advance the Open Web by Serving Developers The jQuery Foundation and Dojo Foundation today announce plans to combine forces to form the largest, most diverse and most comprehensive Foundation committed to building the Open Web by serving developers, their projects and their communities. “This merger elevates Web accessibility, openness and developer education,…