Tagchrome

Chromium build to replace Edge on Windows

Microsoft is building its own Chromium browser to replace the default on Windows 10. The software giant first introduced its Edge browser three years ago, with a redesign to replace Internet Explorer and modernize the default browsing experience to compete with Chrome and others.

While the modern look and feel has paid off for Edge, the underlying browser engine (EdgeHTML) has struggled to keep up with Chromium. Microsoft is finally giving up and moving its default Windows 10 browser to Chromium.

theverge

And yet, I will hold my sight. I quoted from Brad Frost 3 years ago: “But the truth is I don’t care”. 

Update: SwiftOnSecurity brings up interesting thoughts on the reasons behind this move. Mostly related with Electron, Skype for Business and EdgeHTML.

Puppeteer: NodeJS browser automation

Puppeteer is a Node library which provides a high-level API to control headless Chrome over the DevTools Protocol. It can also be configured to use full non-headless Chrome.

Its demo is worth thousand words. API Documentation covers all the aspects of browser emulation/handling I could think of.

Whether it will be a replacement of NightwatchJS or a sub-component in the current end-to-end stack – fun times of trials & errors will tell.

You’re using an outdated browser, please use Chrome

Going through, stumbled upon this nice source code:

<!--[if lt IE 7]>
<p class="chromeframe">You are using an <strong>outdated</strong> browser. Please <a href="http://browsehappy.com/">upgrade your browser</a> or <a href="http://www.google.com/chromeframe/?redirect=true">activate Google Chrome Frame</a> to improve your experience.</p>
<![endif]-->

Just out of curiosity, what would people heavily using IE do, if they’re offered Chrome. Ignore, or upgrade their IE?

© 2018 Andy's Cave

Theme by Anders NorénUp ↑