Chrome


Chrome is a Web browser developed by Google that uses the WebKit layout engine and application framework


Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Mobile Proxies: A New Era Dawns

Category: Chrome, Mobile

This week, Chrome For Android M26 was announced. It has the literally-awesome ability to record video via `getUserMedia()`, but enough about making Skype irrelevant. What’s even more interesting is the new data compression feature. Which, to be clear, is experimental, has to be switched on, doesn’t apply to secure (SSL) sites, and it’s only running Read the rest…

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Friday, June 10th, 2011

Code injection, error throwing

Category: Chrome, Testing

In a blog, Opera Software Developer Relations team member Tiffany B. Brown looks at code injection, error throwing and handling and mobile debugging. She notes Opera Dragonfly and its remote debug features provide a way to debug mobile sites from their desktop. Brown mentions WebKit’s recently added remote debugging capabilities, folded into Google Chrome developer Read the rest…

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Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Chrome Frame is out of Beta!

Category: Chrome, Google, IE

Big news: Chrome Frame is now stable and out of beta! Today, we’re very happy to take the Beta tag off of Google Chrome Frame and promote it to the Stable channel. This stable channel release provides our most polished version of Google Chrome Frame to date, allowing users to access modern web technologies like Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 2:47 pm
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Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Chrome supporting EventSource for server push, and richer Worker API

Category: Chrome

Rick Waldron has been delving into Chrome and Chromium to find some nice updates. First, he uncovers new support for the EventSource API that allows for simple server push of DOM events as shown in this simple client and server pairing: javascript < view plain text > document.addEventListener(‘DOMContentLoaded’, function () {     var eventSrc Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:19 am
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Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Chrome Web Store? I want an Open Web Store

Category: Chrome, Google

The Chrome Web Store was shown off at the Google I/O keynote (streaming live) today along with the other great news of open codecs, great new tools, and more. I found myself torn about this one. For one, it seems tied into Chrome itself. The problem that Sundar stated (developers needing a good channel; users Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:04 pm
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Thursday, December 10th, 2009

A busy Chrome week: Extensions, Web Sockets, and more

Category: Chrome, Google

It has been a busy work for Chrome, with some interesting features hitting the various “channels”. Web Sockets First up, we have Web Socket support being turned on by default on the developer channel. If you want to be a really cool JS h4x0r you should write a server app using node.js. If you want Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:07 am
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Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Detecting Chrome Frame; All of the details

Category: Chrome

Tamura Jones has published a detailed look at detecting for Chrome Frame (.xhtml huh, wow! :). He nicely aggregates a lot of the info that has been seen on Chrome Frame into one place, and his series covers: Basics of Chrome Frame: what is it? Supporting Chrome Frame: <meta http-equiv=”X-UA-Compatible” content=”chrome=1″> and the like Detecting Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:39 am
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Thursday, July 16th, 2009

A new way to do layout; CSS Scripting Layout

Category: Chrome, CSS

CSS is great for styling, but can be agonizing for laying out applications. There have been attempts to do JavaScript powered layout, but what about adding more semantics to CSS itself? Darrel Karisch has posted on just that, with his CSS Scripting Layout: This document describes a new set of CSS properties and object specifications Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:46 pm
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Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

Google Chrome OS: Web developers rule! :)

Category: Chrome

Google is getting into the operating system business (again) with Google Chrome OS. Palm put WebKit at the heart of a device with webOS, the Crunchpad talked about it for the netbook, and there have long been desktop-boot-to-browser devices out there. Google Chrome OS goes deeper: Google Chrome OS is an open source, lightweight operating Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:14 am
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Monday, April 20th, 2009

How JSON Schema is turning out for the Chrome extension APIs

Category: Chrome, JSON

When Aaron talked about the Chrome extension API he mentioned how he would see if JSON Schema could help them have a JSON heavy API and allow them to easily validate. He has quickly reported back and is happy with the results. Something like this: javascript < view plain text > chromium.tabs.createTab = function(tab, callback) Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:19 am
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Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Chrome Extension API; How we wish we have named parameters

Category: Chrome, JavaScript

javascript < view plain text > chromium.tabs.createTab({  "url": "http://www.google.com/",  "selected": true,  "tabIndex": 3 }); This is how you will probably create a new tab using the Chrome extensions API when it comes out. Aaron Boodman talked about the choice and how they are looking to make the APIs look more like this: I’m using the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:13 am
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Thursday, March 19th, 2009

Chrome Extensions and NPAPI

Category: Chrome

There are more details up on the Chrome wiki for how to build a Chrome extension thanks to illustrious Aaron Boodman. You create a JSON manifest in your extension directory, tell Chrome about it via –enable-extensions –load-extension=”c:\myextension” (only required while extensions are in dev mode) and then you can navigate to chrome-extension://00123456789ABCDEF0123456789ABCDEF0123456/hello_world.html assuming the manifest Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:23 am
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Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Chrome Extension Process Model Design Doc

Category: Chrome, JavaScript

The chaps in Chrome land that know a thing or two about writing extensions are getting their design docs on and we see a new draft of how extensions mesh with the process model of Chrome: Chromium extensions will follow a multi-process architecture to share the same kind of stability and security that regular web Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:32 am
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Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

irregexp: New fast Regexp engine in Chrome

Category: Chrome, Performance

We are seeing great work with faster JavaScript, but what about faster DOM? Or faster CSS? Or faster libraries? Or faster Regexp? Well, members of the Chrome team have announced irregexp, a faster Regexp engine for Chrome. They go into detail on what they had, what they did, and why they did it. It is Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:19 pm
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Monday, December 1st, 2008

Chromium Extensions Design Doc

Category: Chrome

Aaron Boodman posted about the new design document that discusses what the extension system should look like in Chromium and thus Google Chrome: Chromium can’t be everything to all people. People use web browsers in a variety of environments and for a wide variety of jobs. Personal tastes and needs vary widely from one user Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:28 am
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Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Chrom(e|ium) Details: I/O, Responsiveness, UI, and Graphics

Category: Chrome, Google

The Google folks have been doing a really good at consistently blogged about the decisions that were made as they created Chrome: Graphics in Google Chrome Google Chrome uses a library called Skia, which is also the graphics engine behind Google’s Android mobile OS. The two projects share code that implements WebKit’s porting API in Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:14 am
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