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Vue 3

September 18th, 2020

It’s out! Congrats to the Vue team for getting it done, I know it was a massive effort and a long time coming. All new docs, as well. I like it’s still a priority that Vue can be used with just a <script> tag with no build process at all. But it’s ready for build…

Angular Thoughts on Docs

September 18th, 2020

Photo by Patrick Tomasso on Unsplash If you have visited the docs at angular.io lately, you might have noticed some changes in our content layout and structure. As the lead technical writer for Angular, I thought I’d take a moment to cover some of the main goals we have for making the Angular documentation experience the…

Enforcing performance budgets with webpack

September 18th, 2020

As you probably know, a single monolithic JavaScript bundle — once a best practice — is no longer the way to go for modern web applications. Research has shown that larger bundles increase memory usage and CPU costs, especially on mid-range and low-end mobile devices. webpack has a lot of features to help you achieve…

Easier access to Search, Chrome and Gmail in iOS 14

September 18th, 2020

iOS 14 has launched, and with it comes new features that make it easier to access some of the Google apps you use most often. Starting today, you can add a Google Search Widget to your Home Screen to let you find information even faster. You can also set Chrome as your default browser app on your…

Optimizing CSS for faster page loads

September 17th, 2020

A straightforward post with some perf data from Tomas Pustelnik. It’s a good reminder that CSS is a crucial part of thinking web performance, and for a huge reason: Any time [the browser] encounters any external resource (CSS, JS, images, etc.) it will assign it a download priority and initiate its download. Priorities are important…

Making data useful for public health

September 17th, 2020

Researchers around the world have used modeling techniques to find patterns in data and map the spread of COVID-19, in order to combat the disease. Modeling a complex global event is challenging, particularly when there are many variables—human behavior, evolving science and policy, and socio-economic issues—as well as unknowns about the virus itself. Teams across…

Changing Emoji Skin Tones Programmatically

September 17th, 2020

So, you know how many emoji have different skin tones? Emoji skin tones are extremely popular, especially over text and on social media. The raised black fist emoji (✊🏿) was voted “The Most 2020 Emoji” by Emojipedia’s World Emoji Awards. Each tone is a modifier and many emoji are made up of modifiers and base…

How we’re helping military spouses find job success

September 17th, 2020

Having grown up with a Marine veteran father, and then marrying a commissioned Air Force officer, I know firsthand the challenges that spouses and families face when it comes to military life. One month before my wedding, I learned that my partner would be relocating for his role in the military. Though my career was…

Travel to Croatia with Google Arts & Culture

September 17th, 2020

Croatia, the country of a thousand islands, is well known for its spectacular beaches and national parks, and as one of the sunniest places in Europe. But it also has a rich cultural history, with one of the highest counts of items on UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Google Arts & Culture partnered with…

Supporting a greener future in Europe

September 16th, 2020

This week, Google announced that we’ve eliminated our entire carbon legacy since the company was founded, as well as our most ambitious sustainability goal yet—we aim to operate on 24/7 carbon-free energy in all our data centers and campuses worldwide by 2030. That means that every email you send through Gmail, every question you ask…