Topic: microsoft edge

Microsoft brings Chromium to Edge to reduce web development fragmentation

Microsoft has announced plans to adopt Chromium into Microsoft Edge on desktop. Chromium is an open-source web browser project created by Google. According to Microsoft, this move will provide better web compatibility for customers and less web fragmentation for web developers. In addition, Microsoft will start to contribute to the Chromium project. “Ultimately, we want … continue reading

Microsoft previews Progressive Web Apps on Edge and Windows 10

After announcing its vision last year to bring Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) to Windows 10, Microsoft is starting to preview PWAs and has outlined its roadmap to bring PWAs to the Microsoft Store. “PWAs are web apps that are enhanced with modern web technologies such as Service Worker, Fetch networking, Cache API, Push notifications, and … continue reading

SD Times news digest: IntelliJ IDEA 2017.3, Google’s Poly API, and Microsoft Edge for iOS and Android

JetBrains IDE for JVM, IntelliJ IDEA, has reached version 2017.3. The new update contains many new features and bug fixes. On the Java side, it added the ability for smart code completion to be aware of type casts, new and improved inspections, improvements to JUnit5 support, a configurable command line shortener, and a run dashboard. … continue reading

SD Times news digest: PostgreSQL 10 released, Red Hat Container-Native Storage 3.6, and ReactOS moves to GitHub

The open source database PostgreSQL has announced the release of their latest version, PostgreSQL 10. It includes the ability to distribute data across many nodes, also known as a divide and conquer strategy. Other features include logical replication, declarative table partitioning, improved query parallelism, quorum commit for synchronous replication, and SCRAM-SHA-256 authentication. Logical replication will enable … continue reading

Microsoft announces new capabilities for security, cloud, intelligence

Digital transformation is the cornerstone upon which Microsoft’s announcement at today’s kickoff of the company’s Ignite conference were all about. Devices already outnumber users there are for them, and Microsoft sees security, intelligence and the cloud platform as key pieces that will facilitate that transformation. “With an ever-evolving and increasingly complex cyber threat landscape, security … continue reading

Salesforce acquires MetaMind, the Civil Infrastructure Project, and Appy Builder—SD Times news digest: April 5, 2016

Salesforce has acquired MetaMind, an AI startup company. With the two coming together, they will be able to offer customers AI solutions with capabilities that further automate and personalize customer support, marketing, and other business processes. Salesforce’s data science capabilities will be extended by embedding deep learning within its platform. Salesforce also plans to integrate … continue reading

Microsoft is working on a Chrome extension porting tool, a CSS tutorial, and Searchkit 0.8—SD Times news digest: March 21, 2016

Shortly after Microsoft previewed the first set of extensions for Microsoft Edge, it was revealed the company is also working on a porting tool to allow developers to run Chrome extensions on the Edge browser. Jacob Rossi, an engineer for Microsoft Edge, tweeted: “Lots of questions on this: yes we’re working on a porting tool … continue reading

Microsoft open-sources productivity extensions, previews Microsoft Edge extensions and rolls out Windows 10 Mobile

Microsoft is furthering its commitment to open source with the announcement of Visual Studio Productivity Power Tools now available on GitHub. The toolset was first released in 2010 as a set of Visual Studio extensions designed to improve developer productivity. “Making the current set of tools available to the community is important to us, and … continue reading

Microsoft’s ChakraCore has been open-sourced

A month after announcing it would do so, Microsoft has released a core component of its JavaScript engine that powers Microsoft Edge and Windows apps written in HTML/CSS/JS into open source. “Today, we are excited to share with you that we’ve just made the sources for ChakraCore available under the MIT License at the ChakraCore … continue reading

Mozilla calls out Microsoft on new Windows 10 browser features

Windows 10 officially arrived this week, and not everyone is impressed. In an open letter to Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella, Mozilla’s CEO Chris Beard called the company out on what he calls a disturbing feature of Windows 10. The latest release of the operating system automatically changes users’ default apps, such as making Microsoft Edge … continue reading

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