As the nights grow longer and the days become colder and crisper, it’s a frenzy of activity in Poland and Norway. Our developers have been labouring on a new release of Opera for Mac and Windows, while bidding farewell to their house-elves who are going for their annual secondment to the North Pole for present-wrapping duties.
Today, we’re very proud to release Opera 18. Note that even the numerals look like an elf skiing to Svalbard next to a snowman.
But what will you discover, wrapped in this beautiful package?Read more
About a month ago, we kicked off our Patch Reward Program. The goal is very simple: to recognize and reward proactive security improvements to third-party open-source projects that are vital to the health of the entire Internet.Read more
Knowing what is going on with git and many environments can be hard. In
particular, it can be hard to easily know where the server environments are on
the git history, and how the rest of the world relates to that. I’ve set up a
couple interlocking gears of tooling that help me know whats going on.
The Battlefield 4 plug-in crash have been resolved. Now on to the next great battle:Opera Sync
Experimental synchronization support can be enabled in flags: opera://flags/#sync. After enabling the flag, you can find Synchronize in the main menu.
You can login with your social network of choice or your Opera Account.Read more
Autofill coming to iOS
For iPhone and iPad users, Chrome for iOS will soon include Autofill to help you quickly fill out forms on-the-go just as you can on desktop and Android. When you sign into Chrome on your iPhone and iPad, you can quickly complete online forms using your synced Autofill info from other devices you’ve signed into. Read more
SSL/TLS combines a number of choices about cryptographic primitives, including the choice of cipher, into a collection that it calls a “cipher suite.” A list of cipher suites is maintained by the Internet Assigned Names and Numbers Authority.
When your codebase is 2GB, grep doesn’t cut it anymore. It’s slow, and, in such a large corpus, many attempts to find a symbol get drowned out by false positives. Even modern IDEs begin to choke under the load. This is the domain of DXR, Mozilla’s tool for doing structured queries, free-text searches, and even trigram-accelerated regex matching on large projects like Firefox.Read more
When presenting Firefox OS to people, security is a big topic. Can an operating system built on web technologies be secure? What has Mozilla built in to avoid drive-by downloads and malware? In this two part video series Christian Heilmann (@codepo8), principal evangelist of Mozilla, talks to Michael Coates (@_mwc), chair of @OWASP Board about all things security in Firefox OS.Read more
Browser functionality has expanded rapidly, way beyond merely “browsing” a document. Recently, Web browsers finally gained audio processing abilities with the Web Audio API. It is powerful to the point of building serious music applications.Read more