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Everybody hates Firefox updates - Evil Brain Jono's Natural Log

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.

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A Tale Of Two Pwnies (Part 2)

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.

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Try Chrome in Metro mode

2012 Jun 7, 3:34

Early Chrome for Win8 Metro!

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Working with files in JavaScript, Part 5: Blobs

2012 Jun 5, 4:13

How to create Blobs directly and via BlobBuilder.

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Code: Flickr Developer Blog » Parsing Exif client-side using JavaScript

2012 Jun 1, 2:51

Flickr parses the exif out of images using Web Workers, and Blob (File API)!

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Working with files in JavaScript, Part 4: Object URLs

2012 Jun 1, 2:50

On the topic of blobs and createObjectURL.  Woo blobs!

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The Lazy Man's URL Parsing (joezimjs.com)

2012 May 7, 12:41

Web apps really make obvious the lack of URI APIs in the DOM or JavaScript.  This blog post goes over using DOM API side effects to resolve relative URIs and parse URIs.  An additonal benefit of this mechanism is that you avoid security issues caused by mismatched behavior between the browser’s URI parsing and your app’s URI parsing.

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Google Chrome - Fuzzing for Security

2012 Apr 26, 3:09

Overview of Google’s fuzzing security practices for Chrome.

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Understanding Enhanced Protected Mode

2012 Mar 23, 1:18

Eric Lawrence describes the new security features of IE10.

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Efficient Script Yielding

2012 Feb 3, 12:14

The setImmediate DOM method is like window.setTimeout(callback, 0) but better.

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"If there’s a way for a site to take dependency on a browser quirk, and break if that quirk is..."

2012 Feb 1, 5:10
“If there’s a way for a site to take dependency on a browser quirk, and break if that quirk is removed, it will happen.”

- -Eric Lawrence, Web Browser Legend
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FireFox doesn't have innerText

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

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