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Serverless Functions: The Secret to Ultra-Productive Front-End Teams

May 31st, 2021

Modern apps place high demands on front-end developers. Web apps require complex functionality, and the lion’s share of that work is falling to front-end devs: building modern, accessible user interfaces creating interactive elements and complex animations managing complex application state meta-programming: build scripts, transpilers, bundlers, linters, etc. reading from REST, GraphQL, and other APIs middle-tier…

Dynamic Favicons for WordPress

May 28th, 2021

Typically, a single favicon is used across a whole domain. But there are times you wanna step it up with different favicons depending on context. A website might change the favicon to match the content being viewed. Or a site might allow users to personalize their theme colors, and those preferences are reflected in the…

To $ or Not to $: Displaying Terminal Code Snippets

May 27th, 2021

It’s very popular to put a $ on lines that are intended to be a command in code documentation that involves the terminal (i.e. the command line). Like this: $ brew install somepackage The point of that is that it mimics the prompt that you (may) see on your command line. Here’s mine: So the…

Chrome is up to 23 percent faster in M91 and saves over 17 years of CPU time daily

May 27th, 2021

Since the launch of Chrome in 2008, speed has been one of the 4 core principles that shape the work we do to deliver a highly performant browser. The V8 JavaScript compiler is a critical part of delivering maximum speed for the JavaScript that’s shipped on practically every web page. In our next post in…

New Feature Request Process

May 27th, 2021

Among the most significant advantages of working on a popular open codebase is the constant feedback stream in all forms, including GitHub issues and pull requests. Over the past 6 months, our team did a lot of work triaging over 4.5k issues across our 3 main repositories and merging hundreds of pull requests. Going through…

Get discovered and build your brand on Google

May 27th, 2021

There are now over one billion shopping sessions happening across Google every day. More consumers are shopping online than ever before, and they’re meeting a brand-new generation of digital-first retailers, each with their own unique products, stories, and values to share. At Google, we’re working on more ways to bridge the connection between retailers and…

WordPress at 18

May 26th, 2021

Today marks the 18th anniversary of WordPress’ launch, a day that I fondly refer to as WordPress’ birthday, which means WordPress is 6,575 days old. To celebrate another turn around the sun, the community has had parties, we have shared data, and we have told our story. Since our last birthday we developed our 40th…

Working Group Note: RTC Accessibility User Requirements (RAUR)

May 26th, 2021

The Accessible Platform Architectures (APA) Working Group has published RTC Accessibility User Requirements (RAUR) as a Working Group Note. Real-time communication (RTC) provides real-time peer-to-peer audio, video, and data exchange directly between supported user agents. This enables instantaneous applications for video and audio calls, text chat, file exchange, screen sharing, and gaming. RAUR describes various…

TAG Bulletin: Q2 2021

May 26th, 2021

This bulletin includes coordinated influence operation campaigns terminated on our platforms in Q2 2021. It was last updated on May 26, 2021. April We terminated 3 YouTube channels as part of our investigation into coordinated influence operations linked to El Salvador. This campaign uploaded content in Spanish focusing on a mayoral race in the Santa…

Google Career Certificates launch in the UK

May 25th, 2021

Today, we’re launching U.K.-wide Google Career Certificates in partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). With people in the U.K. gaining the opportunity to explore new freedoms each week, we know that many people, through both necessity and personal drive, are looking for ways to grow skill sets to prepare for the jobs…