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  • Opera Max: Now Available In More Countries

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    Vygantas
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Including all EU states. Remember Opera Max, the data compression product for Android that was introduced back in early 2014 and the one that was never heard of again? Well, good news! The guys at Opera Software have decided to roll out Opera Max to even more countries and is now available in the following: […]
  • Monster audio-visual demos in a TCP packet

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    Mathieu Henri
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    This is a quick post about the talk I had the pleasure to give at JSConf EU 2014 about the demoscene and the web platform. In this post and video, we will explore some little known JavaScript tricks, but more importantly, learn to unlearn and find creative and pragmatic solutions. The demoscene and the web The demoscene is a vast group of creatives producing real-time computer graphics & audio animations, thereby pushing the technical and artistic limits of the platform — any platform, really. Developing such animations involves a lot of tricks and is a great exercise to make the most…
  • List tabs, preview printed pages in this Opera developer update

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    Ruarí Ødegaard
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:29 am
    Today, we have an interesting new build for those of you following the developer stream. New features include: a tab list menu, print previews, and more data import options. View your tabs as a list Our tab menu provides an alternative way to view your tabs, showing them as a list to the right of your screen. If you keep many tabs open, this should help you find the tab you’re looking for or decide where you want to go next. Now: Page titles are easier to read when many tabs are open. The tab menu is keyboard-accessible. For instance, use Ctrl+K (⌘+K on Mac) to open the menu, the arrow…
  • Download Firefox 34 Beta

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    Vygantas
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:56 pm
    With a new Firefox Hello WebRTC client. Here comes a new Firefox Beta build from Mozilla and this time it’s coming with a new Firefox Hello real time communication client, which will now allow you to call your friends or your colleagues even if they don’t have the same video chat service. In addition to […]
  • gavin: r=gfritzsche

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    gavin
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:14 pm
    I’m happy to announce that Georg Fritzsche is now officially a Firefox reviewer. Georg has been contributing to Firefox for a while now – his contributions started with done some great work on Firefox’s Telemetry system, as well as investigating stability issues in plugins and Firefox itself. He played a crucial role in building the telemetry experiments system, and more recently has become familiar with a few key parts of the Firefox front-end code, including our click to play plugin UI and the upcoming “FHR self support” feature. He’s a thorough reviewer with lots of experience…
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  • Monster audio-visual demos in a TCP packet

    Mathieu Henri
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    This is a quick post about the talk I had the pleasure to give at JSConf EU 2014 about the demoscene and the web platform. In this post and video, we will explore some little known JavaScript tricks, but more importantly, learn to unlearn and find creative and pragmatic solutions. The demoscene and the web The demoscene is a vast group of creatives producing real-time computer graphics & audio animations, thereby pushing the technical and artistic limits of the platform — any platform, really. Developing such animations involves a lot of tricks and is a great exercise to make the most…
  • Opera 25 released

    Mathias Bynens
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Opera 25 (based on Chromium 38) for Mac and Windows is out! To find out what’s new for consumers, see our Desktop Team blog. Here’s what it means for web developers. The <picture> HTML element Yes, <picture> is now available in Opera (and Chrome) by default! This new HTML element can be wrapped around any good ol’ <img> element to enable art direction, different images types, high-DPI images, changing image sizes, and more. We recommend you read Yoav Weiss’s introduction to native responsive images, or look at Andreas Bovens’s list of responsive image use cases…
  • Opera Mini on your Chromebook for fun and bandwidth

    Vlad Filippov
    13 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Opera Mini running on a Chromebook Opera Mini installing on Chrome OS This summer Google previewed a way to run Android applications on Chromebooks using ARC — App Runtime for Chrome. At this time there are only a handful of applications that work on Chrome OS through official channels. However, there are tools and workarounds that allow users to run their favorite Android applications on Chromebooks. One of the applications that works well on Chrome OS is the Opera Mini browser. It might sound a bit insane at first — why would you want to run a browser inside of a browser? Beside the…
  • CSS: It was twenty years ago today — an interview with Håkon Wium Lie

    Bruce Lawson
    9 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Opera’s CTO Håkon Wium Lie Twenty years ago today, Opera’s CTO Håkon Wium Lie published Cascading HTML style sheets – a proposal. If Paul McCartney were a web developer, and writing ‘Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ today, he would almost certainly write: It was twenty years ago today That Håkon wrote a doc to say That if the Web’s gonna last a while Then we need a way to define style. So may I introduce to you a way to add visual treats: It’s Sergeant Håkon’s Cascading Style Sheets! However, when we went round to Paul’s house to ask him to sing this for us,…
  • Better with Font Load Events

    Zach Leatherman
    25 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    @font-face is an established staple in the diet of almost half of the web. According to the HTTP Archive, 47% of web sites make a request for at least one custom web font. What does this mean for a casual browser of the web? In this article, I make the argument that current implementations of @font-face are actually harmful to the performance and usability of the web. These problems are exacerbated by the fact that developers have started using @font-face for two completely different use cases: content fonts and icon fonts, which should be handled differently. But there is hope. We can make…
 
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    Opera Desktop

  • List tabs, preview printed pages in this Opera developer update

    Ruarí Ødegaard
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:29 am
    Today, we have an interesting new build for those of you following the developer stream. New features include: a tab list menu, print previews, and more data import options. View your tabs as a list Our tab menu provides an alternative way to view your tabs, showing them as a list to the right of your screen. If you keep many tabs open, this should help you find the tab you’re looking for or decide where you want to go next. Now: Page titles are easier to read when many tabs are open. The tab menu is keyboard-accessible. For instance, use Ctrl+K (⌘+K on Mac) to open the menu, the arrow…
  • Visual bookmarks in Opera 25 for computers

    zbeisekov
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    When I think back on moments, I can see them. That’s my way to remember. It’s the same for how I find things on the internet. All those videos, pictures or songs that I’ve discovered are visual memories for me. Today, we introduce a new feature to Opera. A feature I’m personally very excited about. It’s bookmarks, but with a twist. Here’s the twist: Visual bookmarks Bookmarks in other browsers save website addresses – you can organize them in folders, and you can edit the titles. That’s easy. But, making it look good too is what we do at Opera. And, this is how it looks:…
  • FAQ about Opera syncing

    Ruarí Ødegaard
    9 Oct 2014 | 6:19 am
    We have no release today. Instead, here is a quick follow up to previous developer release, which prompted quite a few questions. Frequently Asked Questions Where is synced data stored? All synced data is stored on Opera-controlled servers. What data is synced? At this stage we are only syncing bookmarks. In the future, it is likely that we will sync further information. As many of you have already noticed, we have a flag to synchronize open tabs (currently disabled by default). Are my synced bookmarks encrypted? Everything is encrypted in transit between client and server. However, non-login…
  • Update to Opera beta 25.0.1614.35

    Wojciech Kostoglu
    7 Oct 2014 | 7:35 am
    We are updating Opera beta to version 25.0.1614.35. We’ve implemented a couple of bug fixes and new Chromium (38.0.2125.101). Some messages which were cut off in Mac network installer for some languages are now displayed properly. In addition, a couple of issues related to playing videos on Mac have been fixed. We’ve also resolved performance problems which appeared when there were a lot of bookmarks created in Opera or imported from older version. The full list of fixes is available in changelog. Downloads: Opera beta 25 for Windows Opera beta 25 offline package for Windows Opera…
  • Opera developer now includes bookmark syncing and native Mac popover dialogs

    Ruarí Ødegaard
    7 Oct 2014 | 5:21 am
    Today marks the start of the return of syncing between Opera browsers. With the latest Opera developer release, you’ll be able to keep track of your bookmarks between computers. In addition, we have made improvements to popover dialogs on Mac. Synced bookmarks Syncing has been a long-requested feature from readers of this blog; and, today, we’re happy to announce the first instalment of syncing your Opera browsers. We have enabled the syncing of bookmarks. To start syncing your bookmarks, click on the account icon to the right of the address field, and sign in using your Opera account.
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  • Download Firefox 34 Beta

    Vygantas
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:56 pm
    With a new Firefox Hello WebRTC client. Here comes a new Firefox Beta build from Mozilla and this time it’s coming with a new Firefox Hello real time communication client, which will now allow you to call your friends or your colleagues even if they don’t have the same video chat service. In addition to […]
  • Two Windows Phone Browsers Updated

    Vygantas
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:42 am
    Surfy 5.3 and Opera Mini 0.9.0.6. Today is a good day for those wanting to update their mobile web browser as recently not one but two companies have released new versions with some changes. First in the list is Opera Mini, which (unfortunately) did not provide with any changelog. Surfy on the other hand now […]
  • Opera Max: Now Available In More Countries

    Vygantas
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Including all EU states. Remember Opera Max, the data compression product for Android that was introduced back in early 2014 and the one that was never heard of again? Well, good news! The guys at Opera Software have decided to roll out Opera Max to even more countries and is now available in the following: […]
  • Google Discovers Another SSL Exploit

    Vygantas
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Back in April, everyone was talking about “that Heartbleed thing”, now, it looks like the search giant has found a new exploit in the now 18 year’s old SSL 3.0 protocol, which is still supported in a lot of web browser and can also be used as a fallback in case newer protocols fail to […]
  • Get Super Hexagon, Aaaa! For The Awesome For (Almost) Free

    Vygantas
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Humble Mozilla Bundle Who knew that one day you will see Mozilla sponsoring the Humble Bundle campaign. If you are not aware about such concept, basically, a player decides how much he or she wants to pay for the games (you can even buy a bundle for $1 or so), then pays and plays them. […]
 
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  • gavin: r=gfritzsche

    gavin
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:14 pm
    I’m happy to announce that Georg Fritzsche is now officially a Firefox reviewer. Georg has been contributing to Firefox for a while now – his contributions started with done some great work on Firefox’s Telemetry system, as well as investigating stability issues in plugins and Firefox itself. He played a crucial role in building the telemetry experiments system, and more recently has become familiar with a few key parts of the Firefox front-end code, including our click to play plugin UI and the upcoming “FHR self support” feature. He’s a thorough reviewer with lots of experience…
  • Matt Brubeck: A little randomness for Hacker News

    Matt Brubeck
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    In systems that rely heavily on “most popular” lists, like Reddit or Hacker News, the rich get richer while the poor stay poor. Since most people only look at the top of the charts, anything that’s not already listed has a much harder time being seen. You need visibility to get ratings, and you need ratings to get visibility. Aggregators try to address this problem by promoting the items as well as popular ones. But this is hard to do effectively. For example, the “new” page at Hacker News gets only a fraction of the front page’s traffic. Most users want to see the best content,…
  • Peter Bengtsson: localForage vs. XHR

    Peter Bengtsson
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:10 pm
    tl;dr; Fetching from IndexedDB is about 5-15 times faster than fetching from AJAX. localForage is a wrapper for the browser that makes it easy to work with any local storage in the browser. Different browsers have different implementations. By default, when you use localForage in Firefox is that it used IndexedDB which is asynchronous by default meaning your script don't get blocked whilst waiting for data to be retrieved. A good pattern for a "fat client" (lots of javascript, server primarly speaks JSON) is to download some data, by AJAX using JSON and then store that in the…
  • Doug Belshaw: Interim results of the Web Literacy Map 2.0 community survey

    Doug Belshaw
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:02 am
    Thanks to my colleague Adam Lofting, I’ve been able to crunch some of the numbers from the Web Literacy Map v2.0 community survey. This will remain open until the end of the month, but I thought I’d share some of the results. This is the high-level overview. Respondents are able to indicate the extent to which they agree or disagree with each proposal on a five-point scale. The image above shows the average score as well as the standard deviation. Basically, for the top row the higher the number the better. For the bottom row, low is good. Breaking it down a bit further, there’s some…
  • Benjamin Smedberg: How I Do Code Reviews at Mozilla

    Benjamin Smedberg
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Since I received some good feedback about my prior post, How I Hire at Mozilla, I thought I’d try to continue this is a mini-series about how I do other things at Mozilla. Next up is code review. Even though I have found new module owners for some of the code I own, I still end up doing 8-12 review/feedback cycles per week. Reviews are only as good as the time you spend on them: I approach reviews in a fairly systematic way. When I load a patch for review, I don’t read it top-to-bottom. I also try to avoid reading the bug report: a code change should be able to explain itself either…
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