2012 Jul 16, 1:59
Former FireFox developer on the switch to their continuous update cycle.
Oh no, Chrome is doing such-and-such; we’d better do something equivalent or we’ll fall behind! We thought we needed a rapid update process like Chrome. We were jealous of their rapid update
capability, which let them deploy improvements to users continuously. We had to “catch up” with Chrome’s updating capability.
Dealing with servicing on IE for years had led me to some of the same thoughts when I heard FireFox was switching to continuous updates.
2012 Jun 11, 6:39
Summary of one of the Chrome security exploits from pwn2own. Basically XSS into the chrome URI scheme which gives access to special APIs.
2012 Jun 7, 3:34
Early Chrome for Win8 Metro!
2012 Apr 26, 3:09
Overview of Google’s fuzzing security practices for Chrome.
2012 Mar 2, 1:02
The goal of this experiment was to combine the flipping tables
emoticons with the Threw It On The Ground video using shiny new HTML5-ish features and the end result is the table flipper flipping the Threw It On the Ground video.
The table flipper emoticon is CSS before content that changes on hover. Additionally on hover a CSS transform is applied to flip the video upside down several times and move it to the right and
there's a CSS transition to animate the flipping. The only issue I ran into is that (at least on Windows) Flash doesn't like to have CSS transform rotations applied to it. So to get the most out
of the flip experiment you must opt-in to HTML5 video on YouTube. And of course you must use a browser that supports the various things I just
mentioned, like the latest Chrome (or not yet released IE10).
2011 Nov 14, 12:34
I wrote my HTML against IE9 and continually validated with Chrome as I went. Afterward I tried it in FireFox and found out that FireFox has textContent whereas IE9 & Chrome have innerText
2010 May 24, 6:29
Installable web apps makes total sense given the Google Chrome OS: "An installable web app is a normal web site with a bit of extra metadata. You build and deploy this app exactly as you would build
and deploy any web app, using any server-side or client-side technologies you like. The only thing that is different about an installable web app is how the app is packaged."
2010 Apr 29, 11:51
Stats from the State of Web Development 2010 web survey including: "Few respondents use any form of Internet Explorer for their day to day web use, but IE8 is the number one browser developers test
their sites in. Google Chrome has jumped dramatically as the browser of choice for developers, to rank 3rd, at 17% just behind Safari at 20%."
2010 Apr 11, 3:53
Has graphs of browser usage by version over time to show upgrade speed for Chrome, IE, and Firefox. Chrome has a lovely graph.
2010 Mar 12, 7:56
A tool to run Google's ECMA conformance test suite on your browser.
2010 Mar 5, 12:33
ClickOnce is a .NET app deployment technology that lets you easily install apps with minimal user interaction even from the web. This is what Google Chrome uses to install so easily.
2010 Feb 27, 10:06
A web browser add-on security research paper that describes the Google Chrome security model. "We propose a new browser extension system that improves security by using least privilege, privilege
and strong isolation. Our system limits the misdeeds an attacker can perform through an extension vulnerability.
Our design has been adopted as the Google Chrome extension system."
2010 Feb 26, 2:42
Adam Barth has tons of papers on web browser security.
2010 Jan 27, 9:56
Some of the new security features in Chrome: XSS filter, HTTPS only, HTML5 origin header, and HTML5 postMessage function.
2009 Dec 4, 10:29
The Chrome blog documents what you do to your anchor tag to get it to open in a new process.
2009 Dec 1, 5:55
XInclude 1.0, XML Events 1.0, XML Schema, SMIL 3.0, REX 1.0, XBL 2.0 (!), SVG, XUL (cross-browser !), HTML5, XForms, ..., superb demos (SVG-based @shepazu in IE, wow...), dual MIT/GPL licensing
2009 Nov 20, 7:20
I think I'm stuck on the first part of the Ars review "so it has taken the netbook, which was already a crippled notebook, and crippled it even further by removing a ton of flexibility and
functionality". Still conceptually I like the idea and hope they figure out all their use cases.
2009 Nov 12, 6:28
Google to replace HTTP with SPDY?
2009 Sep 24, 3:58
"Put more constructively, if GCF mentioned application/xhtml+xml AND intercepted it, my site would “just work”. But that wouldn’t be an “opt in”, a concept that Ian Hickson once described as yet
another quirks mode switch."
2009 Sep 17, 11:12