Google To Developers: Start Targeting Google Chrome Only

By | September 12, 2011 | 6 Comments

Google To Developers: Start Targeting Google Chrome OnlyIt looks like the web ain’t all rainbows and sunshine as the latest document; “Future of JavaScript”, obtained from Google’s internal “JavaScript Summit” had some interesting things to say.

First of all, Google now encourages developers to start targeting Chrome only web browser when possible and is eager to implement at least some of the ECMAScript Harmony as soon as possible.

According to the same document, in case developers start focusing on all the web browsers, they will have to wait multiple years to get a direct Harmony support.

Here is an excerpt from the document:
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Disable Opera Tips

By | September 12, 2011 | 5 Comments

Disable Opera TipsIf you’ve been using Opera for a while and don’t really want to see tips about something you already know, here is how to disable them:

- Go to:
[Windows 7, Vista ]
C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Opera\Opera

[Windows XP]
C:\Documents and Settings\\Application Data\Opera\Opera

- Open tips.ini
- Change “Enabled=1” to “Enabled=0”
- Restart Opera
- Done

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Firefox 6 vs. Google Chrome 13 vs. Opera 11.50 vs. Safari 5.1

By | September 9, 2011 | 35 Comments

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) vs. Firefox 6 vs. Google Chrome 13 vs. Opera 11.50 vs. Safari 5.1Web browser benchmarks on Windows and Mac OS X.

With the recent Firefox and Google Chrome releases, TomsHardware has decided to test all the competitors in both Windows and Mac OS X operating systems.

There’s no time to waste, so let’s dive into the results.
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Download Firefox 6.0.2

By | September 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

Download Firefox 6.0.2A week after releasing the first security update for Firefox 6 and Firefox 3.6 branches, Mozilla has another update for you, which pretty much deals with the very same issue: certificates trust.

Both Firefox 6.0.2 and 3.6.22 security updates remove the trust exceptions for certificates issued by Staat der Nederlanden (read more about it here) and can be downloaded from the following page.

Firefox 9: The Duke Of JavaScript Performance

By | September 7, 2011 | 35 Comments

Firefox 9: The Duke Of JavaScript PerformanceExciting times ahead.

Good news for all the Firefox users and bad for its competitors, the upcoming Firefox 9 release will offer a significant JavaScript performance increase.

According to various reports, the latest Firefox 9 nightly builds score up to 32% more in JS benchmarks when compared to Firefox 6 and it’s not even finished yet.
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David Storey: A Look Back And Forward At Opera

By | September 7, 2011 | 28 Comments

David Storey: A Look Back And Forward At OperaWith the recent departure from Opera Software, David took some time to share his personal thoughts regarding the situation in the company and its products.

Some of the key aspects in the article are:

- Stop adding new features and polish Opera desktop instead.
- Make the bug tracker public.
- Build Opera Widgets into a real platform or drop it.
- Scrap Opera Unite in its present form.
- Invest more in the developer tools.
- Focus on consumer products instead of selling custom solutions to partners, which requires custom work for both Core and platform code. According to David, this is what Opera is doing right now.

Any thoughts? Click here for a full article.

[Thanks, KORraN]

Opera Dragonfly 1.1 Released, Core Developer Leaves Opera

By | September 7, 2011 | 22 Comments

Opera Dragonfly 1.1 Released

It seems that Dragonfly is not yet dead. 4 months after releasing the initial stable build of Opera Dragonfly, it has now been updated to the version 1.1.

In the official post, David Storey wrote, “around 3 and a half months ago we launched version 1.0″, which is not actually true as Opera Dragonfly 1.0 was releases on May 4th and that was 4 months ago. While that’s nitpicking, it looks like even its developers are ashamed of the release cycle train wreck that Opera Dragonfly had.

Furthermore, David Storey, a guy who is responsible for the Opera Dragonfly development, has announced that he will be leaving the company, right after 1.1 release.

For all the new features and changes, see the original post.

[Thanks, MarkG, Mikah]

Mozilla Criticized For A Plethora Of Bugs, Release Cycles

By | September 6, 2011 | 5 Comments

Mozilla Criticized For A Plethora Of Bugs, Poor Management

Tyler Downer, a “community lead” at Mozilla Corp., criticized the company for a lack of effective methods to address all the bug notifications that users submit.

According to his post, Firefox users have submitted more than 6,000 issues that are getting harder and harder to track due to poor management, as developers can no longer tell, which bugs are critical and which ones are not.
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Google Chrome Celebrates 3rd Birthday

By | September 5, 2011 | 17 Comments

Google Chrome Celebrates 3rd BirthdayMore than three years ago, on September 1st of 2008, Google has released the very first version of its web browser, which had a pretty significant impact in the industry.

Then, few years later, Google has introduced the Chromebook, a new breed of computing for a quick Internet access.

What kind of beast will it bring next? Let’s wait and see.

Cheers to the progress and happy birthday to Google Chrome,

Weekly Browsers Recap, September 5th

By | September 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, September 5th

[Thanks, RamaSubbu SK, Sebastian, Shane Bundy]