Journal May 11th, 2022

  • Read https://twitter.com/aboodman/status/1524158481204342784
    • This was a great thread about Storage on the web and how much of a game changer it is, but it missed a couple of points. Adoption is not because developers don't care, it's because UA have not solved their need.
      • Lack of consistency across browsers - which browser have what storage and for how long.
      • It's not persistent persistently :D the browser can evict it whenever it wants.
        • Actually I could swear Safari will drop it after 7 days of no usage.
      • Actual persistent persistence is gated behind arbitrary user gestures like a bookmark
        • Persistent storage
        • How high is the level of site engagement? Has the site been installed or bookmarked? Has the site been granted permission to show notifications?... What??? Seriously??
        • I can't rely on this... (is what developers say)
      • Browser vendors are hesitant of super-cookies (rightly)
      • See Storage for the web

About Me: Paul Kinlan

I lead the Chrome Developer Relations team at Google.

We want people to have the best experience possible on the web without having to install a native app or produce content in a walled garden.

Our team tries to make it easier for developers to build on the web by supporting every Chrome release, creating great content to support developers on web.dev, contributing to MDN, helping to improve browser compatibility, and some of the best developer tools like Lighthouse, Workbox, Squoosh to name just a few.