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Deprecations and removals in Chrome 78

A round up of the deprecations and removals in Chrome 78 to help you plan.

Fresher service workers, by default

HTTP requests that check for updates to the service worker script will no longer be fulfilled by the HTTP cache by default. This works around a common developer pain point, in which setting an inadvertent Cache-Control: header on your service worker script could lead to delayed updates. Also, updates to imported scripts can trigger the service worker update flow.

New in Chrome 77

Chrome 77 is rolling out now! There’s a better way to track the performance of your site with Largest Contentful Paint. Forms get some new capabilities. Native lazy loading is here. The Chrome DevSummit is happening November 11-12 2019. And plenty more. Let’s dive in and see what’s new for developers in Chrome 77!

What's New In DevTools (Chrome 78)

Lighthouse 5.2 in the Audits panel, and Largest Contentful Paint in the Performance panel.

Get started with GPU Compute on the Web

This article is about me playing with the experimental WebGPU API and sharing my journey with web developers interested in performing data-parallel computations using the GPU.

Trusted Web Activities Quick Start Guide

A guide to get started building a basic, bare-bones Trusted Web Activity.

The Chromium Chronicle: Coding Outside the Sandbox

All code has bugs. The Chrome Browser process has no sandbox, meaning those bugs could give malcious code full access to the whole device. This episode explains the dos and don'ts of coding without a sandbox.

The Native File System API: Simplifying access to local files

The new Native File System API enables developers to build powerful web apps that interact with files on the user's local device, like IDEs, photo and video editors, text editors, and more. After a user grants a web app access, this API allows web apps to read or save changes directly to files and folders on the user's device.

Experimenting with Periodic Background Sync

Periodic background sync is available as an origin trial starting in Chrome 77. Learn more about what the feature offers, as well as how to start experimenting with it today.

Deprecations and removals in Chrome 77

A round up of the deprecations and removals in Chrome 77 to help you plan.

More Updates

A Contact Picker for the Web

Access to the user’s contacts has been a feature of native apps since (almost) the dawn of time. The Contact Picker API is a new, on-demand picker that allows users to select an entry or entries from their contact list and share limited details of the selected contact(s) with a website. It allows users to share only what they want, when they want, and makes it easier for users to reach and connect with their friends and family. Read more

New in Chrome 76

Chrome 76 is rolling out now! It adds support for the prefers-color-scheme media query, bringing dark mode to websites. An install button in the omnibox to make installation of Progressive Web Apps on desktop easier. A way to prevent the mini-infobar from appearing on mobile. Increases the frequency with which WebAPKs are updated. And plenty more. Let’s dive in and see what’s new for developers in Chrome 76! Read more

The Chromium Chronicle: Test your Web Platform Features with WPT

Web Platform tests (WPT) are the preferred way to test web-exposed features, as they are shared with other browsers via Github. This month, we take a look at WPT best practices. Read more

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