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Google Chrome developers “clarify” the speculations around Manifest V3 after a study nullifies their...

On Friday, a study was published on WhoTracks.me where the performance of the most commonly used ad blockers was analyzed. This study was motivated...

How Deliveroo migrated from Ruby to Rust without breaking production

Yesterday, the Deliveroo engineering team shared their experience about how they migrated their Tier 1 service from Ruby to Rust without breaking production. Deliveroo...
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How you can replace a hot path in JavaScript with WebAssembly

Yesterday, Das Surma, a Web Advocate at Google, shared how he and his team replaced a JavaScript hot path in the Squoosh app with...
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Chromium developers to introduce a “Never-Slow Mode”, which sets limits on resource usage

Today, Alex Russell, a Google software engineer, submitted a patch called ‘Never-Slow Mode’ for Chromium. With this patch, various limits will be enforced for...
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Will putting limits on how much JavaScript is loaded by a website help prevent...

Yesterday, Craig Hockenberry, who is a Partner at The Iconfactory, reported a bug on WebKit, which focuses on adding a limit on how much...
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VLC’s updating mechanism still uses HTTP over HTTPS

Last week, a bug was reported to the VLC bug tracker that all the connections to the update server are still done in HTTP...
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Mastodon 2.7, a decentralized alternative to social media silos, is now out!

Yesterday, the Mastodon team released Mastodon 2.7, which comes with major improvements to the admin interface, a new moderation warning system, and more. Mastodon is...
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Django 2.2 alpha 1.0 is now out with constraints classes, and more!

Yesterday, the team behind Django released Django 2.2 alpha 1.0. Django 2.2 is designated as LTS, which means it will receive security updates for...

GitHub plans to deprecate GitHub services and move to Webhooks in 2019

On April 25, this year, GitHub announced that it will be shutting down GitHub Services in order to focus on other areas of the...
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Now you can run nginx on Wasmjit on all POSIX systems

Wasmjit team announced last week that you can now run Nginx 1.15.3, a free and open source high-performance HTTP server and reverse proxy, in...

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