The Google Chrome 10 beta has been released with the 'Arctic Sea'
application, the next stage in Google's Native Client software
foundation. Using the new software foundation, developers can build
Native Client modules for Chrome. These modules will allow users to
safely run online programs at near-native speeds. Native Client (NaCl)
also includes a plugin interface called "Pepper". NaCl is turned off by
default, but you can turn it on with Chrome's about:flags mechanism
Future releases will provide support for 3D graphics and Web Sockets
technology. These will most likely be available in the anticipated
"Baltic Sea" application release.
"Arctic Sea" wasn't the only new thing in Chrome 10. Google's
addition of 'Crankshaft'
Essentially, Crankshaft is a newly-revised compilation infrastructure
applications are enhanced, often by a factor of two. Developers now
Jdrops are Falling on my Head, from JSON in the Cloud
Thanks to developer Steve Sounders
JSON data can now be stored in the cloud. Jdrop serves as a repository
for storing performance data from mobile devices. Jdrop allows users to
easily view and analyze HTTP headers and HTTP waterfall charts on a
larger screen. Please note that Jdrop software is still in the beta
phase, and will be subject to upgrades in the near future.
Arriving Soon! Firefox 4 for Android
Within weeks, Firefox 4
will be released for Anrdoid devices. A version for Nokia Maemo will
also be available, along with 150 browser add-ons. Mozilla developers
claim that the future Firefox browser will be more customizable,
including automatic login for websites and a host of other features.
Thanks Andres Almiray for sharing the newest version of Groovy!