DuckDuckGo vs. Google: An in-depth search engine comparison
Posted on May 8, 2022, Level beginner Resource Length long
Which search engine is better at finding the information you want, fast? We compare the features of DuckDuckGo and Google. By Sam Hollingsworth.
Why I don't miss React: a story about using the platform
Posted on May 7, 2022, Level intermediate Resource Length medium
My initial focus was to introduce Web Components as the new fundamental building block of all new DevTools features and UI. With the recently launched Recorder panel along with others, there are now large parts of DevTools that are almost exclusively web components. By Jack Franklin.
How to create your own Google Chrome extension
Posted on February 15, 2022, Level intermediate Resource Length medium
If you are a Google Chrome user, you've probably used some extensions in the browser. Have you ever wondered how to build one yourself? In this article, I will show you how you can create a Chrome extension from scratch. By Sampurna Chapagain.
The file system access API with Origin Private File System
Posted on February 14, 2022, Level beginner Resource Length medium
It is very common for an application to interact with local files. For exampe, a general workflow is opening a file, making some changes, and saving the file. By Sihui Liu.
Privacy fines: GDPR sanctions in 2021 exceeded $1 billion
Posted on January 20, 2022, Level beginner Resource Length medium
Privacy regulators in Europe last year imposed known fines totaling more than 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) under the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, bolstered in part by two record-breaking sanctions, according to the law firm DLA Piper. But sanctions approach varies widely across 31 countries complying with privacy law. By Mathew J. Schwartz.
Posted on September 17, 2021, Level beginner Resource Length medium
This post is a part of a series on the Chromium rendering engine. The team is responsible for the web facing APIs for video playback like MSE and WebCodecs, and the platform specific internals involved in demuxing, decoding, and rendering audio and video. By Dale Curtis.
Safari isn't protecting the web, it's killing it
Posted on July 30, 2021, Level beginner Resource Length long
I have seen some interesting rebuttals, most commonly: Safari is actually protecting the web, by resisting adding unnecessary and experimental features that create security/privacy/bloat problems. That is worth further discussion, because it's widespread, and wrong. By Tim Perry.
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Posted on November 3, 2020, Level intermediate Resource Length long
It is vital that the performance on the client's browser is as good as possible. The reason for this is very simple: when you are being told a story, or watching a movie, even a single frameskip immediately takes you out of your experience. By Marcel Duin.
The guide to accessible web components
Posted on September 22, 2020, Level intermediate Resource Length long
Web Components are a newly supported standard. They're a great match for Design Systems because they're futureproof and work with any framework. Building proper UI Web Components can be quite a task though, especially if you want them to be accessible. By Erik Kroes.
How do routers work, really?
Posted on September 21, 2020, Level intermediate Resource Length long
This is the inside view of how exactly a router operates. You only need to know this if you are poking inside a router implementation. If that is the case, my condolences. By Kamila Součková.
WebAssembly and Blazor: A decades old problem solved
Posted on July 24, 2020, Level beginner Resource Length medium
In mid-April 2019, Microsoft gently nudged a young framework from the "anything is possible" experimental phase to a "we're committed to making this happen" preview. The framework, named Blazor because it runs in the browser and leverages a templating system or "view engine" called Razor, enables the scenario .NET developers almost gave up on. By Jeremy Likness, Cloud Advocate for Azure @Microsoft.