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Web Updates (2019)

Deprecations and removals in Chrome 80

A round up of the deprecations and removals in Chrome 80 to help you plan.

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WebVR 1.1 removed from Chrome

WebVR 1.1 has been removed from Chrome.

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The Chromium Chronicle: ClusterFuzz

You may find you are asked to fix high-priority security bugs discovered by ClusterFuzz. What is it? Should you take those bugs seriously? How can you help?

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New in Chrome 79

Chrome 79 is rolling out now! Installed Progressive Web Apps on Android get support for maskable icons. You can now create immersive experiences with the WebXR Device API. Origin trials start for the Wake Lock API, and the rendersubtree attribute. And all of the videos from Chrome Dev Summit 2019 are now online. Let’s dive in and see what’s new for developers in Chrome 79!

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Improved WebAssembly debugging in Chrome DevTools

Step over code, set breakpoints, and resolve stack traces in your source languages from within DevTools.

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What's New In DevTools (Chrome 80)

Support for let and class redeclarations in the Console, improved WebAssembly debugging, and more.

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The Chromium Chronicle: GWP-ASan: Detect bugs in the wild

GWP-ASan is a heap-only memory error detector designed to be used in the wild. It detects use-after-frees, buffer overflows/underflows, and double frees. Unlike ASan, it does not detect errors on the stack or in globals.

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Deprecations and removals in Chrome 79

A round up of the deprecations and removals in Chrome 79 to help you plan.

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The Chromium Chronicle: Preprocessing Source

Compiling a single Chromium source file by hand can help developers experiment with compiler optimization options, understand subtle macro details, or minimize a compiler bug. This month, we take a look at how to preprocess source.

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New in Chrome 78

Chrome 78 is rolling out now! You can now provide “types” for CSS variables. You get fresher service workers because byte-for-byte checks are now performed for scripts imported by importScripts(). And I’ve got details for two new origin trials that provide some neat new functionality including the Native File System and the SMS Receiver. Plus the Chrome DevSummit is happening November 11-12, 2019. Let’s dive in and see what’s new for developers in Chrome 78!

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What's New In DevTools (Chrome 79)

Debug why cookies were blocked, simulate "prefers-color-scheme: dark", code coverage updates, and more.

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The Chromium Chronicle: Monorail’s Grid View!

Chrome’s issue tracker, Monorail, offers a grid view that allows you to visualize your issues in a Kanban style board. This episode explains how to use the grid mode.

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Deprecations and removals in Chrome 78

A round up of the deprecations and removals in Chrome 78 to help you plan.

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Fresher service workers, by default

HTTP requests that check for updates to the service worker script will no longer be fulfilled by the HTTP cache by default. This works around a common developer pain point, in which setting an inadvertent Cache-Control header on your service worker script could lead to delayed updates. Also, updates to imported scripts can trigger the service worker update flow.

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New in Chrome 77

Chrome 77 is rolling out now! There’s a better way to track the performance of your site with Largest Contentful Paint. Forms get some new capabilities. Native lazy loading is here. The Chrome DevSummit is happening November 11-12 2019. And plenty more. Let’s dive in and see what’s new for developers in Chrome 77!

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What's New In DevTools (Chrome 78)

Lighthouse 5.2 in the Audits panel, and Largest Contentful Paint in the Performance panel.

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Get started with GPU Compute on the Web

This article is about me playing with the experimental WebGPU API and sharing my journey with web developers interested in performing data-parallel computations using the GPU.

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The Chromium Chronicle: Coding Outside the Sandbox

All code has bugs. The Chrome Browser process has no sandbox, meaning those bugs could give malcious code full access to the whole device. This episode explains the dos and don'ts of coding without a sandbox.

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Deprecations and removals in Chrome 77

A round up of the deprecations and removals in Chrome 77 to help you plan.

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New in Chrome 76

Chrome 76 is rolling out now! It adds support for the prefers-color-scheme media query, bringing dark mode to websites. An install button in the omnibox to make installation of Progressive Web Apps on desktop easier. A way to prevent the mini-infobar from appearing on mobile. Increases the frequency with which WebAPKs are updated. And plenty more. Let’s dive in and see what’s new for developers in Chrome 76!

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The Chromium Chronicle: Test your Web Platform Features with WPT

Web Platform tests (WPT) are the preferred way to test web-exposed features, as they are shared with other browsers via Github. This month, we take a look at WPT best practices.

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What's New In DevTools (Chrome 77)

Copy element styles, visualize layout shifting, and more.

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Audio/Video Updates in Chrome 75

A round up of the audio/video updates in Chrome 75: predicting whether playback will be smooth and power efficient for encrypted media and support of the video element's "playsInline" attribute hint.

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Web Components update: more time to upgrade to v1 APIs

Web Components v0 users have more time to upgrade to v1; but be sure and test.

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The Chromium Chronicle: Code Coverage in Gerrit

Tests are critical because they find bugs and regressions, enforce better designs and make code easier to maintain. This month, we take a look at how to conduct thorough tests with Gerrit

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Deprecations and removals in Chrome 76

A round up of the deprecations and removals in Chrome 76 to help you plan.

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Updating WebAPKs More Frequently

When a Progressive Web App is installed on Android, Chrome automatically requests and installs a WebAPK of your app. Starting in Chrome 76, Chrome will check for updates more frequently, ensuring icons, titles, colors, and other key properties to rolled out to your users faster.

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Address Bar Install for Progressive Web Apps on the Desktop

In Chrome 76, we're making it easier for users to install Progressive Web Apps on the desktop by adding an install button to the address bar. If a site meets the Progressive Web App installability criteria, Chrome will automatically show an install icon in the address bar, making it easy for users to install your PWA.

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LayoutNG

LayoutNG is a new layout engine for Chromium that has been designed for the needs of modern scalable web applications. It improves performance isolation, better supports scripts other than Latin, and fixes many float, margin, and web compatibility issues.

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New in Chrome 75

Chrome 75 is rolling out now. There’s a new way to reduce latency on canvas elements. Web apps can now share files to other installed apps using the system level share sheet. All of talks from Google I/O are on our YouTube channel. And plenty more. Let’s dive in and see what’s new for developers in Chrome 75!

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How do I notify users that my PWA is installable?

If your PWA has use cases where it’s helpful for a user to install your app, for example if you have users who use your app more than once a week, you should be promoting the installation of your PWA within the web UI of your app. We have new recommendations on how you can promote the installation of your app.

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What's New In DevTools (Chrome 76)

Autocomplete with CSS values, a new UI for network settings, and more.

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The Chromium Chronicle: Fighting Test Flakiness

Flaky tests are a common problem in Chrome. They impact the productivity of other developers, and get disabled over time. This month, we take a look at how to fight test flakiness.

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In Chrome 76 you can hide the Add to Home screen mini-infobar

We're giving you more control over the PWA Add to Home Screen mini-infobar. Starting in Chrome 76, you can prevent the mini-infobar from appearing by calling preventDefault() on the beforeinstallprompt event.

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Augmented reality with model-viewer

In February, we introduced the model-viewer web component which let you declaratively add a 3D model to a web page. Now we're announcing support for AR on Android with the addition of the ar attribute.

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Paint Holding - reducing the flash of white on same-origin navigations

A quick overview of paint holding. A Chromium feature for reducing the flash of white on same-origin navigations

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Deprecations and removals in Chrome 75

A round up of the deprecations and removals in Chrome 75 to help you plan.

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Low-latency rendering with the desynchronized hint

Stylus-based drawing applications built for the web suffer from latency issues because a web page has to synchronize graphics updates with the DOM. The desynchronized hint for contexts bypasses the DOM to eliminate the latency.

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New in Chrome 74

Just in time for Google I/O, Chrome 74 is landing now! It adds support for private class fields; allows you to detect when the user has requested a reduced motion experience; adds support for CSS transition events, and plenty more. Let’s dive in and see what’s new for developers in Chrome 74!

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What's New In DevTools (Chrome 75)

Meaningful autocomplete preset values, clear site data from the Command Menu, and more.

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The Chromium Chronicle: Task Scheduling Best Practices

The Chrome team is proud to introduce the Chromium Chronicle, a monthly series geared specifically to Chromium developers - the developers who build the browser. This month, we take a look at task scheduling best practices.

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Deprecations and removals in Chrome 74

A round up of the deprecations and removals in Chrome 74 to help you plan.

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New in Chrome 73

Chrome 73 makes creating portable content easier with signed HTTP exchanges. Dynamically changing styles becomes way easier with constructable style sheets. And adds support for Progressive Web Apps on Mac, bringing support for PWAs to all desktop and mobile platforms, making it easy to create installable apps, delivered through the web. Let’s dive in and see what’s new for developers in Chrome 73!

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KV Storage: the Web's First Built-in Module

An introduction to the new KV Storage API, built-in modules, and import maps.

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What's New In DevTools (Chrome 74)

Highlight nodes affected by a CSS property, Lighthouse v4, WebSocket binary message viewer, and more.

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Web Dev Ecosystem team - February wrap up

February wrap up which we look back what's been happening in Web Developer Ecosystem team.

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Exploring a back/forward cache for Chrome

On the Chrome team, we are exploring a new back/forward cache to cache pages in-memory (preserving JavaScript & DOM state) when the user navigates away.

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Trust is Good, Observation is Better—Intersection Observer v2

Intersection Observer v2 adds the capability to not only observe intersections per se, but to also detect if the intersecting element was visible at the time of intersection.

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Get Ready for Priority Hints

Priority Hints are coming to an Origin Trial near you! Try them out!

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Replacing a hot path in your app's JavaScript with WebAssembly

One key benefit that WebAssembly offers is predictable performance across browsers. But how do you turn hot path written in JavaScript into WebAssembly?

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Constructable Stylesheets: seamless reusable styles

Shipping in Chrome 73, Constructable Stylesheets provide a seamless way to create and distribute styles to documents or shadow roots without worrying about FOUC.

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Deprecations and removals in Chrome 73

A round up of the deprecations and removals in Chrome 73 to help you plan.

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Making wheel scrolling fast by default

Scrolling responsiveness is critical to the user's engagement with a website on mobile, yet wheel 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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Better match results with String.prototype.matchAll()

Chrome 73 introduces the String.prototype.matchAll() method. It behaves similarly to match(), but offers a simple way to iterate over matches, especially when you need access to capture groups.

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The model-viewer web component

Adding 3D models to a website can be tricky for a variety of reasons including the hosting issues and the high bar of 3D programming. That's why we're introducing the <model-viewer> web component to let you use 3D models declaratively.

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Rendering on the Web

Where should we implement logic and rendering in our applications? Should we use Server Side Rendering? What about Rehydration? Let's find some answers!

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Audio/Video Updates in Chrome 73

A round up of the audio/video updates in Chrome 73: Hardware media keys support, HDCP policy check, Picture-in-Picture origin trials, and more.

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Lightning-fast templates & Web Components: lit-html & LitElement

lit-html and LitElement are two new libraries for building fast, interoperable components. lit-html provides lightning-fast templating. LitElement is a lightweight base class for building Web Components with lit-html templates.

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RTCQuicTransport Coming to an Origin Trial Near You (Chrome 73)

The RTCQuicTransport is a new web platform API that allows exchanging arbitrary data with remote peers using the QUIC protocol.

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Prototyping Stack Packs for Lighthouse

Instead of only surfacing generalized advice, Stack Packs will extend Lighthouse to include additional messages for specific tools.

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New in Chrome 72

In Chrome 72, creating public class fields in JavaScript is now much cleaner, you can see if a page has been activated with the new User Activation API, localizing lists becomes way easier, and there’s plenty more. Let’s dive in and see what’s new for developers in Chrome 72!

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What's New In DevTools (Chrome 73)

Logpoints, detailed tooltips in Inspect Mode, and much more.

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Emscripten and npm

How do you integrate WebAssembly into this setup? In this article we are going to work this out with C/C++ and Emscripten as an example.

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Making user activation consistent across APIs

In version 72, Chrome ships User Activation v2 which makes user activation availability complete for all activation-gated APIs, resolving many user activation inconsistencies.

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