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

Deprecations and removals in Chrome 76

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

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

What's New In DevTools (Chrome 76)

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

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.

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.

More Updates

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. Read more

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 Read more

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. Read more

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