Aspect Ratio comes in Chrome 88, Brave ads IPFS support, and the new Edge 88 | Front End News #014

Aspect Ratio comes in Chrome 88, Brave ads IPFS support, and the new Edge 88

— Front End News #014 —

It has been a quiet week in the tech industry. I think all eyes were on Inauguration Day (and the most famous mittens in recent history). As a result, today's headlines come mostly from planned updates from browser vendors and some major software packages.

Browser news

Brave

Brave takes one more step towards a distributed web by integrating support for the InterPlanetary File System (IPFS). IPFS is a peer-to-peer hypermedia protocol designed to make the web faster, safer, and more open. I must admit that I don't know much about this new technology. However, the info on the official site makes for an interesting read.

Chrome

Chrome 88 arrived last week on devices all over the world. Two of the most important updates are the native support for CSS aspect-ratio and the extensions based on Manifest V3.

We also got another article detailing the upcoming changes in the Chrome 89 Developer Tools. I'm just going to mention that it will pack Lighthouse 7, and I'll let you discover the rest.

Edge

The Edge team has also issued an update to version 88. It covers mostly privacy and security, and you can find all the details in the article linked below.

Software updates and releases

Wrapping things up

That's all I have prepared for this issue. Have a great and productive week, keep yourselves safe, and I will see you next time!

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