IN THIS ISSUE: 64-Bit Visual Studio 2022 Released; ChromeDev 2021 Recap; Chrome Confab Boiled Down; Chrome to Record User Flows; Android 12 Attacks Phantom Processes; A Fun Analysis of Favicons;
With .NET Conf 2021 as a backdrop, Microsoft released .NET 6 and Visual Studio 2022. The first-ever 64-bit version of Visual Studio, Redmond claims, gives it a whole new set of superpowers. .NET 6 reportedly supports ARM64 and delivers performance improvements.
In case you missed it, here's a round-up of announcements made at Google's annual Chrome confab, which includes advances in interoperability, web app classes, data privacy and much more. Read all about it or just watch the five-minute video.
Despite the cliche, tech editor Richard McManus has an insightful take on last week's Chrome confab, playing down the hype and boiling its revelations down to the bare facts. Worth a read.
A feature currently being built by the Chrome development community will allow website makers to record, play back and audit user flows as a means of perfecting, for example, the e-commerce checkout process on a site.
In its continuing war on battery- and performance-sapping system activities, the Android development community has toughened its policies in Android 12 with regard to forked child processes or those using "excessive" CPU cycles when more than 32 are found.
What do 100,000 websites have in common? For one thing, they've been scanned by a crew called Adam, Nathan and Patrick, who extracted and compiled their favicons into a massive database numbering 425,909 and counting. The image above shows about 20,000.