Chrome 78 is rolling out now! You can now provide “types” for CSS variables. You get fresher service workers because byte-for-byte checks are now performed for scripts imported by
importScripts(). And I’ve got details for two new origin trials that provide some neat new functionality including the Native File System and the SMS Receiver. Plus the Chrome DevSummit is happening November 11-12, 2019. Let’s dive in and see what’s new for developers in Chrome 78!
Trusted Types is a new experimental API available in Chrome that helps prevent DOM-Based Cross-Site Scripting in your applications.
The RTCQuicTransport is a new web platform API that allows exchanging arbitrary data with remote peers using the QUIC protocol.
Predictable media playback, HDR on Windows 10, offline playback with persistent licenses, and more are waiting for you in Chrome 64.
Sharing is caring. Web Share is now available in Chrome 61 for Android, and allows websites to invoke the native sharing capabilities of the host platform.
The Budget API allows developers to perform background actions without notifying users, enabling use cases like silent push.
With Chrome 54, you can now create your own custom HTML tag with and make re-usable web components with Custom Elements v1; it’s easier to send messages between open windows or tabs on the same origin with the
BroadcastChannel API; media experience get better on Android and foreign fetch is now available as an origin trial.
Third-party services can start deploying their own network request handlers.
With Chrome 52, we’re introducing the ability to make storage persistent. Storage for web applications is a complex topic, and persistence for data on the frequently - ephemeral web doubly so!
The WebUSB API makes USB safer and easier to use by bringing it to the Web.
A Web API has been added to Chrome that makes it possible for websites to discover and communicate with devices over the Bluetooth 4 wireless standard using GATT.