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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.

Badging for App Icons

The Badging API allows installed web apps to set an application-wide badge, shown in an operating-system-specific place associated with the application, such as the shelf or home screen. Badging makes it easy to subtly notify the user that there is some new activity that might require their attention, or it can be used to indicate a small amount of information, such as an unread count.

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.

Deprecations and removals in Chrome 78

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

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.

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!

What's New In DevTools (Chrome 78)

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

Trusted Web Activities Quick Start Guide

A guide to get started building a basic, bare-bones Trusted Web Activity.

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.

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.

More Updates

The Native File System API: Simplifying access to local files

The new Native File System API enables developers to build powerful web apps that interact with files on the user's local device, like IDEs, photo and video editors, text editors, and more. After a user grants a web app access, this API allows web apps to read or save changes directly to files and folders on the user's device. Read more

Experimenting with Periodic Background Sync

Periodic background sync is available as an origin trial starting in Chrome 77. Learn more about what the feature offers, as well as how to start experimenting with it today. Read more

Deprecations and removals in Chrome 77

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

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