This.Javascript: State of Browsers - YouTube

Tracy Lee from This Dot organised a rather neat live-stream that brought in many of the browser vendors to give an overview of what they are working on:

Browser representatives from Brave, Beaker, Edge, Chrome, & Mozilla get together to talk about recent updates and the state of browsers.

Featured Speakers:

  • Brendan Eich -  Creator of Javascript, Co-founder & CEO at Brave Software
  • Paul Frazee - Works on Beaker Browser
  • Matthew Claypotch - Developer Advocate at Mozilla
  • Paul Kinlan - Senior Developer Advocate at Google
  • Patrick Kettner - Edge at Microsoft
  • Amal Hussein - Senior Open Web Engineer at Bocoup
  • Tracy Lee - GDE, RxJs Core Team, This Dot Co-founder

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I thoroughly enjoyed the live stream and it was great to hear what everyone is up to. I also love the vision that Beaker Browser has for a distributed web, they've done a lot of work since the last time that we met.

I encourage you to watch the linked video, Edge has had a huge amount of updates including full Service Worker support, variable fonts and also they are introducing WebP. Mozilla have a huge focus on Web Assembly and developer tooling, Beaker is doing amazing things with dat: and distributed computing and Brave has been moving along alot on BAT.

I focused on the work that our team is doing at the moment, and it's broadly around Discovery, Speed and Reliability, UI Responsiveness, UX - Get stuff done, Security and Privacy. A little more concretely:

Finally, it was humbling and heart-warming to hear that everyone wants to bring back Web Intents :)

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