WWW dev

Mosaic’s birthday: 25 years of the modern web | ZDNet

http://www.zdnet.com/article/mosaics-birthday-25-years-of-the-modern-web/ The first popular web browser was Mosaic. Mosaic’s first beta was released for Unix operating systems running X Window on January 23, 1993. It wasn’t the first graphical web browser. That honor goes to ViolaWWW, although some argue the even more obscure Erwise should get the credit for being the first web browser. I

The Death of Flash and Rewriting Old Code

https://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/DougPearson/20171212/311570/Post_Mortem_The_Death_of_Flash_and_Rewriting_14_Million_Lines_of_Code.php Adobe recently confirmed the suspicion held by many in the games industry that Flash is a dying platform. The official announcement that Flash will be discontinued in 2020 is threatening the infrastructure for many games and mobile apps, putting developers in a position to either abandon or overhaul their proprietary code built meticulously over

Brotli compression algorithm for faster web

https://opensource.com/article/17/1/brotli-compression-algorithm?sc_cid=70160000001273HAAQ Brotli is a new open source compression algorithm designed to enable an Internet that’s faster for users. While the Brotli algorithm was announced by Google in September 2015, only recently have the majority of web browsers adopted it and HTTP servers started to offer Brotli compression. Brotli accomplishes better than gzip compression by making use of a

Top 15 resources for learning JavaScript | Opensource.com

https://opensource.com/article/17/12/learn-javascript?sc_cid=7016000000127ECAAY  HTML, cascading stylesheets (CSS), and JavaScript have experienced massive growth and evolution over the past two decades. More than 25 years have passed since the first web pages produced with JavaScript were developed, and things have improved immensely. There are tons of JavaScript libraries and frameworks out there.

Entering the Quantum Era—How Firefox got fast again and where it’s going to get faster

https://hacks.mozilla.org/2017/11/entering-the-quantum-era-how-firefox-got-fast-again-and-where-its-going-to-get-faster/ Over the past seven months, Mozilla developers have been rapidly replacing major parts of the engine, introducing Rust and parts of Servo to Firefox. Plus, thety have worked on performance issues, both obvious and non-obvious. This newly released Firefox is called Project Quantum. This posting goes through the biggest changes to Firefox browser.

No, you’re not being paranoid. Sites really are watching your every move | Ars Technica

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/11/an-alarming-number-of-sites-employ-privacy-invading-session-replay-scripts/ If you have the uncomfortable sense someone is looking over your shoulder as you surf the Web, you’re not being paranoid. A new study finds hundreds of sites—including microsoft.com, adobe.com, and godaddy.com—employ scripts that record visitors’ keystrokes, mouse movements, and scrolling behavior in real time…