Opera 21 Next includes an option to show the full address

Opera desktop team - Fri, 2014-03-28 14:57

Opera 21 moves from the Developer stream to the Next stream.

Most of the changes are under the hood. Opera 21 supports Aura, a hardware-accelerated rendering of the browser. This enables less-taxing user-interface animations and a sleeker, more responsive feel to the whole UI. It also gives us a solid foundation on which to make future UI changes.

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Introducing the getBoxQuads API

Hacks Mozilla.org - Thu, 2014-03-27 09:47

Web developers often need to determine where an element has been placed in the page, or more generally, where it is relative to another element. Existing APIs for doing this have significant limitations. Read more

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Little overview of WebKit’s CSS JIT Compiler

Surfing Safari - Wed, 2014-03-26 15:41

When it comes to performance, JavaScript generally gets the headlines. But if you look carefully, web pages are not all JavaScript, the performance of all the other parts also has a dramatic impact on the user experience. Observing only JavaScript gives a single point of view over the complex mosaic that is web performance.

Making CSS faster and more scalable is an area of research in the WebKit project. The DOM and CSS do not always scale very well and it is sadly still common to see missed frames during complex animations.

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Building a persistent Notes app for Firefox OS

Hacks Mozilla.org - Wed, 2014-03-26 13:39

In this tutorial we will be building a notes app (like Evernote) from scratch and deploy it to Firefox OS! See a live demo.

A persistent notes app needs a place to store all the notes for a user (so no one else can read it). For this we will use my own backend solution called Sproute. Sproute is a hosted web framework for quickly building dynamic webapps.

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Box model highlighter, Web Console improvements, Firefox OS HUD + more – Firefox Developer Tools Episode 30

Hacks Mozilla.org - Tue, 2014-03-25 16:04

Firefox 30 was just uplifted to the Aurora release channel, so let’s take a look at the most important DevTools changes in this release.


One of our most requested features has been to highlight box model regions of elements on the page. We are happy to report that this feature has landed in Firefox 30. One of the great things is that the colors of the box model highlighter match the box model diagram found in the right pane of the inspector more clearly than before.

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Opera Developer 21.0.1432.24

Opera desktop team - Tue, 2014-03-25 11:59

Are you ready for testing the first Opera Developer release of Spring 2014?

We have a couple of crashes and bugs fixed for you today. The release also includes Chromium update version 34.0.1847.76.

You can check full list of fixes in the changelog.

Give it a try and give us a poke by commenting or reporting bugs  :)

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Chrome Experiments, now featuring Chromecast

Chrome - Mon, 2014-03-24 17:04
The launch of the Google Cast SDK and Chromecast means anyone can develop applications that take advantage of the biggest screen in the house—the TV.
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It’s a wrap! “App Basics for FirefoxOS” is out and ready to get you started

Hacks Mozilla.org - Mon, 2014-03-24 09:17

A week ago we announced a series of video tutorials around creating HTML5 apps for Firefox OS. Now we released all the videos and you can watch the series in one go.

Photo by Olliver Hallmann

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Better integration for open web apps on Android

Hacks Mozilla.org - Thu, 2014-03-20 17:55

Up until now, developing web apps on mobile has been a little tricky.

After spending the time developing your app, getting your users to install it is difficult, especially when the concept of “installing a web app” is not very well defined.

The most popular method is synonymous with adding a shortcut to the homescreen. This is problematic on a number of fronts, not least because the management of web apps – especially around launching, switching between and uninstalling web apps – differs significantly from that of native apps.

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Opera 20.0.1387.82 update

Opera desktop team - Thu, 2014-03-20 08:51

We are rolling out another update for the stable channel of the Opera browser. Inside you can find updated Chromium to version 33.0.1750.154. We also managed to squeeze in one crash fix, so it’s even more stable now.

Have fun browsing!

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RCA to launch Opera-powered Smart TVs in the United States

Opera press releases - Thu, 2014-03-20 07:55
RCA, the renowned TV brand, is revamping its Smart TV portfolio. Today, Opera announces its partnership with ON Corporation, one of RCA's brand licensees, to help bring popular online content, hundreds of TV apps and full internet browsing to cater the increasing OTT demand from a growing number of couch surfers in the United States. These TVs will hit the market later this year through Opera's partnership with ON corporation, whereby Opera will provide its HTML5 technology in the form of the Opera Devices Software Development Kit (SDK) and Opera TV Store application platform later this year. Read more
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jsDelivr – The advanced open source public CDN

Hacks Mozilla.org - Wed, 2014-03-19 14:24

This is a guest post by Dmitriy Akulov and his project jsDelivr. – Editor’s note.

As a developer you are probably aware of Google Hosted Libraries. Google offers an easy and fast way to include 12 of the most popular js libraries in your websites.

But what if you are a webmaster and you want take advantage of a fast CDN with other less popular projects too? Or if you are a developer and you want to make your project easier to access and use by other users.

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Chromecast: now casting in 11 more countries

Chrome - Wed, 2014-03-19 00:00
Superheroes, cliff divers, fearless reporters or pop icons—whatever you like to watch, Chromecast makes it easy to bring it from a phone, tablet or laptop to the biggest screen in your house: the TV. Read more
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Introducing the Canvas Debugger in Firefox Developer Tools

Hacks Mozilla.org - Tue, 2014-03-18 18:02

The Canvas Debugger is a new tool we’ll be demoing at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. It’s a tool for debugging animation frames rendered on a Canvas element. Whether you’re creating a visualization, animation or debugging a game, this tool will help you understand and optimize your animation loop. It will let you debug either a WebGL or 2D Canvas context.

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Think global, app local

Opera press releases - Tue, 2014-03-18 09:55
Vestel, the largest TV manufacturer in Europe, has extended its content offering with the Opera TV Store, joining the growing list of customers launching Opera Software's TV application platform. The move seeks to increase the volume of local app content rapidly across all Vestel's Smart TV brands. Read more
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Opera TV Snap hits the prime time

Opera press releases - Tue, 2014-03-18 07:55
The Opera TV Snap technology is expanding today to even more online video platforms, as Opera Software becomes first in the industry to launch a portal that takes content owners from TV app creation to deployment - for free. Now, even more publishers of online video content can join in the fastest way to reach new audiences on millions of Smart TV devices. Read more
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Flambe Provides Support For Firefox OS

Hacks Mozilla.org - Mon, 2014-03-17 15:18

Flambe is a performant cross-platform open source game engine based on the Haxe programming language. Games are compiled to HTML5 or Flash and can be optimized for desktop or mobile browsers. The HTML5 Renderer uses WebGL, but provides fallback to the Canvas tag and functions nicely even on low-end phones. Read more

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Opera Devices SDK in pole position for TV Connect

Opera press releases - Mon, 2014-03-17 07:55
The Opera Devices SDK (Software Development Kit) is shifting up a gear as it extends its HbbTV capabilities to the Blink engine and adds official certification for implementing YouTube on TV. In time for the TV Connect exhibition starting tomorrow in London, these updates make it much easier for operators and device manufacturers to give viewers an enhanced TV experience. Read more
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App basics for Firefox OS – a screencast series to get you started

Hacks Mozilla.org - Thu, 2014-03-13 09:14

Over the next few days we’ll release a series of screencasts explaining how to start your first Open Web App and develop for Firefox OS.

Firefox OS - Intro and hello

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Opera 20.0.1387.77 update

Opera desktop team - Thu, 2014-03-13 09:00

It’s been a while since I posted here, heh?

Spring is coming at an impressive pace in Europe: last year we still had snow in April, but this year we probably would be able to start the swimming season in less than three weeks.

But enough of swimming plans. Here’s something more important we’re keeping pace with – our release cycle. Today we’re updating Opera Stable stream.

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