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Progressive Web Apps Are the Future

November 19th, 2015

The two-day Chrome Dev Summit at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View is a wrap! Vadim and I had a great time attending the summit, and this year, I even had the pleasure to share the stage with Alex Russell (thank you!) to speak about Progressive Web Apps, and specifically web manifests, which we’ve recently shipped…

Protecting Microsoft Edge against binary injection

November 17th, 2015

In May, we announced that Microsoft Edge was saying goodbye to binary extensibility models such as ActiveX and Browser Helper Objects. This change made browsing in Windows faster, more secure, and more stable than ever, while paving the way for better interoperability with other browsers and modern extension models. Those improvements are at risk, however,…

Introducing EdgeHTML 13, our first platform update for Microsoft Edge

November 16th, 2015

Last week, the first major update for Windows 10 began rolling out to over 110 million devices, including improvements in all aspects of the platform and experience. This update brings Microsoft Edge’s rendering engine to EdgeHTML 13, which Windows Insiders have been previewing for the last few months. When we first introduced Microsoft Edge as “Project…

Supercharging JavaScript performance with asm.js

November 10th, 2015

In June we introduced preview support for asm.js, which is now supported by default in Microsoft Edge starting with Microsoft EdgeHTML 13.10532. With this change, Hosted Web Applications and the WebView in any Universal Windows Application can now benefit from asm-optimized code as well. Asm.js is a strict subset of JavaScript that can be used…

SHA-1 Deprecation Update

November 4th, 2015

In a previous update on TechNet, we announced that Windows will block SHA-1 signed TLS certificates starting on January 1, 2017. In light of recent advances in attacks on the SHA-1 algorithm, we are now considering an accelerated timeline to deprecate SHA-1 signed TLS certificates as early as June 2016. Mozilla recently announced a similar…

Using Encrypted Media Extensions for interoperable protected media

October 27th, 2015

Media Source Extensions and Encrypted Media Extensions provide websites with new options for streaming premium audio and video.  These specifications provide a framework for building media websites that can work across multiple browsers on a broad range of devices, including phones, consumer electronics, and PCs.  We first talked about these APIs in our 2013 post, Professional Quality…

Opera 33 released

October 27th, 2015

Opera 33 (based on Chromium 46) for Mac, Windows, and Linux and Android is out! To find out what’s new for users, see our Desktop and Mobile blogs. Here’s what it means for web developers. <link rel=preconnect> The Resource Hints standard defines <link rel=”preconnect” href=”…”> as a hint that the browser should predictively open a…

Building sites and web apps for every device (guest series for npm)

October 16th, 2015

We have talked often about our focus on building a browser that is interoperable with the modern web, and we’re excited to see great results as Windows 10 rolls out – now used on over 110 million devices. An interoperable web also depends on developers, so npm recently invited us to talk about some of…

Release the Beacons!

October 8th, 2015

Norway is the nation that gave the world the paperclip and the cheese slicer, so it’s easy to see that R&D is a national tradition here (it stands for “research and development”, not “reindeer and dogsleds”, although those are nice too). Today, Opera R&D released a labs build of Opera for Android (APK, 30 MB)…

Using extended srcset and the picture element to tailor your image to every device and layout

October 7th, 2015

Starting in Windows Insider Preview build 10547, Microsoft Edge supports srcset, sizes, and picture―the suite of technologies that make up responsive images. With these, you can tailor your image size and art direction to adapt to diverse devices and layouts. Prior to these features, you needed to provide a full responsive images solution via JavaScript,…

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