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Web Updates (2017)

Promise.prototype.finally

Promise.prototype.finally allows registering a callback to be invoked when a promise is settled.

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Exceeding the buffering quota

There are several ways to deal with QuotaExceededError.

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Tags: media mediasourceextensions

Deprecations and removals in Chrome 63

A round up of the deprecations and removals in Chrome 63 to help you plan. In this version, new behavior on interface properties, removal of a webkit function, and a change to RTCRtcpMuxPolicy.

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New in Chrome 62

Chrome 62 improves the network information API with network quality indicators, support for OpenType Variable Fonts has landed and you can now capture and process media streams from HTMLMediaElements with the Media Capture from DOM elements API.

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Lighthouse 2.5 Updates

Five new audits, the chrome-launcher standalone Node module, and a new throttling guide.

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What's New In DevTools (Chrome 63)

Multi-client remote debugging, push notifications with custom data, and Workspaces 2.0.

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Animating a Blur

A few tricks are necessary to animate a blur efficiently.

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The Intl.PluralRules API

The Intl.PluralRules API enables performant internationalized pluralizations.

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Tags: javascript

WebVR changes in Chrome 62

Learn about what is changing in the WebVR API

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Abortable fetch

Aborting fetches using a new web primitive – The abort controller

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An event for CSS position:sticky

Using position: sticky and IntersectionObserver together to determine when elements become sticky. Apply scroll effects without scroll events!

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Sensors For The Web!

Sensors are used in many native applications to enable advanced features. Wouldn't it be nice to bridge the gap between native and the web? You can do it with Generic Sensor API, which is available for Origin Trials in Chrome 62.

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Deprecations and Removals in Chrome 62

A round up of the deprecations and removals in Chrome 62 to help you plan. In this version, more restrictions on insecure origins and a change to the shadow-piercing descendant combinator.

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Autoplay Policy Changes

Learn best practices for good user experiences with the new autoplay policies in Chrome, coming January 2018.

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Picture In Picture (PiP)

Let's discuss a Web API that would allow websites to create a floating video window over the desktop

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Audio/Video Updates in Chrome 62

Offline playback with persistent licenses and Widevine L1 on Android, video track optimizations, automatic video fullscreen when device is rotated, customizable seekable range on live MS streams, FLAC in MP4 with MSE are here!

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Introducing the Web Share API

Sharing is caring. Web Share is now available in Chrome 61 for Android, and allows websites to invoke the native sharing capabilities of the host platform.

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New in Chrome 61

Chrome 61 now supports JavaScript modules natively, unifying the way modular JavaScript can be written. You can now use navigator dot share to trigger the native Android share dialog. And the WebUSB API has landed, allowing web apps to access user permitted USB devices. And, there's plenty more.

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Introducing visualViewport

The visual viewport API gives you details on how the user zooms and scrolls around your page.

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What's New In DevTools (Chrome 62)

Top-level await operators in the Console, new screenshot workflows, CSS Grid highlighting, and more.

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Deprecations and Removals in Chrome 61

A round up of the deprecations and removals in Chrome 61 to help you plan. In this version, more restrictions on insecure origins and a change to the shadow-piercing descendant combinator.

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Estimating Available Storage Space

navigator.storage.estimate() gives you insight into your web app's storage constraints.

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Audio/Video Updates in Chrome 61

Background video track optimizations and automatic video fullscreen when device is rotated are here!

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New in Chrome 60

With Chrome 60, you can now measure time to first paint and time to first contentful paint with the Paint Timings API. You can control how fonts are rendered with the font-display CSS property. WebAssembly has landed and there's plenty more!

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Tags: chrome60 new-in-chrome performance paint webfonts webassembly

What's New In DevTools (Chrome 61)

New features and changes coming to DevTools in Chrome 61.

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Upcoming Regular Expression Features

An overview of the exciting new features coming to JavaScript regular expressions, including named captures, the dotAll flag, Unicode property escapes, and lookbehind assertions.

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Tags: javascript regex

Supercharged Live Stream Blog: Code Splitting

“Code splitting” and “route-based chunking” are some of the new buzzwords in web development. But what do they mean and how can you implement them?

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Aligned Input Events

Providing a smooth user experience is important for the web. Over the past few releases of Chrome we have driven down input latency across these devices.

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Tags: chrome58 chrome60 events performance ux

DOMException: The play() request was interrupted

What is really happening with "DOMException: The play() request was interrupted"?

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Tags: media devtools

Automated testing with Headless Chrome

How to setup Karma, Mocha+Chai, and Travis to run automated tests on Headless Chrome.

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Latest Updates to the Credential Management API

Latest updates coming to the Credential Management API in Chrome 60. Also includes an update landed in Chrome 57.

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Deprecations and Removals in Chrome 60

A round up of the deprecations and removals in Chrome 60 to help you plan. In this version, security improvements, further webkit deprecations, and more.

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Introduction to the Budget API

The Budget API allows developers to perform background actions without notifying users, enabling use cases like silent push.

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Object rest and spread properties

This update discusses object rest and spread properties, a new JavaScript feature.

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Leveraging the Performance Metrics that Most Affect User Experience

Leveraging the Performance Metrics that Most Affect User Experience.

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New in Chrome 59

With Chrome 59, you can run Chrome in an automated environment without a user interface or peripherals; notifications on macOS are shown directly by the native macOS notification system; you can now capture full resolution photos with the image capture API, and there’s plenty more!

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What's New In DevTools (Chrome 60)

New features and changes coming to DevTools in Chrome 60.

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Deprecations and Removals in Chrome 59

A round up of the deprecations and removals in Chrome 59 to help you plan.

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Detect if your Native app is installed from your web site

Is your native app already installed? getInstalledRelatedApps is your friend.

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Getting Started with Headless Chrome

Headless Chrome (shipping in Chrome 59) is a way to run the Chrome browser in a headless environment. It brings all modern web platform features provided by Chromium and the Blink rendering engine to the command line.

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Moving to the Native Notification System on macOS

As of Chrome 59, notifications will be displayed native notifications on macOS.

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New in Chrome 58

With Chrome 58, Progressive Web Apps are more immersive with display: fullscreen. IndexedDB 2.0 is now supported and sandboxed iFrames get more options. Pete LePage has all the details and how you can use these new developer features in Chrome 58.

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What's New In DevTools (Chrome 59)

New features and changes coming to DevTools in Chrome 59.

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Chromium policy on JavaScript dialogs

Synchronous, app-modal JavaScript dialogs are commonly (and unfortunately) used to harm users. Because of this, the Chromium team highly recommends that you not use JavaScript dialogs.

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CSS Deep-Dive: matrix3d() For a Frame-Perfect Custom Scrollbar

Custom transform matrices allow you to build frame-perfect custom scrollbars.

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Tags: performance

Building performant expand & collapse animations

When making expand and collapse effects you can use scale transforms to keep your UI performant.

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Audio/Video Updates in Chrome 58

Media controls customization, Autoplay for Progressive Web Apps added to the home screen, pause the autoplaying of muted video when invisible, and color-gamut media query are there!

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Tags: news chrome58 media

We'll Cross the (Media) Streams, Ray

Today, when using Media Source Extensions (MSE) in Chrome, it's not possible to switch between encrypted and clear streams. Starting in Chrome 58, all this changes.

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Deprecations and Removals in Chrome 58

A round up of the deprecations and removals in Chrome 58 to help you plan.

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Background Tabs in Chrome 57

Background tabs can have a dramatic negative effect on battery life. Chrome 57 brings new power saving changes to background tab behavior by throttling timers if a page is using too much CPU.

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New in Chrome 57

With Chrome 57, you can now use display: grid for grid based layouts, use the media session API to customize the lock screen and notifications with information about the media being played, and more. Pete LePage has all the details and how you can use these new developer features in Chrome 57!

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Tags: chrome57 new-in-chrome css progressive-web-apps media grids

What's New In DevTools (Chrome 58)

New features and changes coming to DevTools in Chrome 58.

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Speed up Service Worker with Navigation Preloads

Navigation preload lets you overcome service worker startup time by making requests in parallel.

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Lighthouse January 2017 update

What's new in Lighthouse 1.5. New audits, extension updates, Performance Experiment, online Viewer features, and UI tweaks.

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Tags: lighthouse tools performance progressive-web-apps

Customize Media Notifications and Handle Playlists

Finally! We can customize web media notifications (title, artist, album name, artwork) and respond to media related events such as seeking or track changing with the new Media Session API.

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Tags: news chrome57 media notifications play

The New and Improved Add to Home screen

Progressive Web Apps are becoming more integrated with your device. Learn how.

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API Deprecations and Removals in Chrome 57

A round up of the deprecations and removals in Chrome to help you plan.

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Changes in the Payment Request API

In Chrome, there are updates to the Payment Request API following the spec changes. Learn what they are and make changes to your own implementation.

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Tags: payment chrome56 chrome57 chrome61 chrome62

CSS Grid – Table layout is back. Be there and be square.

CSS Grid Layout makes creating two dimensional grid based layouts easy. It's been in development for over 5 years, but is now available in Chrome and coming to other browsers soon. Let's take a peek at what's new and how you can use it on your sites!

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New In Chrome 56

With Chrome 56, web apps can now communicate with nearby Bluetooth Low Energy devices using the Web Bluetooth API. CSS position: sticky; is back - making it easy to create elements that scroll normally until sticking to the top of the viewport. And HTML5 by Default is enabled for all users.

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Tags: chrome55 new-in-chrome css layout html5 flash webbluetooth webvr

Web Components v1 - the next generation

Web Components are gaining cross-browser support, the community is growing in leaps and bounds, and there’s a brand-new Web Component catalog to find exactly the component you need.

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Making touch scrolling fast by default

Scrolling responsiveness is critical to the user's engagement with a website on mobile, yet touch event listeners often cause serious scrolling performance problems. Learn how we are helping users and developers to be fast by default.

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