The Google Chrome team reveals Aurora. It is a collaboration project with the major open-source web frameworks and tools, to help implement coding best practices. Speaking of Chrome, you should make sure you install the latest security update. It patches 14 issues, including one targeted by a zero-day exploit already being used.
More browser news includes the release of Safari Technology Preview 126. This update includes features that will be available in the upcoming Safari 15. And the software release and updates section include Deno 1.11, Next.js 11, Tailwind CSS v2.2, and more.
The Chrome team has revealed one of their ongoing projects, named Aurora. This is a collaboration project with the major open-source web frameworks and tools. The end goal is to have as many best practices as possible baked in into the frameworks themselves instead of relying on developers to implement them.
This is just a short preview of the Aurora project. The team promises to keep us updated with further developments.
Having automatic updates for browsers worked wonders with increasing the security and quality of our web experience. Yet, we shouldn't count only on those mechanisms to keep ourselves safe. We should also actively check if new updates are available and have them installed.
Here is a real example. Google rolled out a security update to Chrome 91 on June 6th, covering 14 security fixes. One of them covers an actual zero-day exploit already identified out in the wild. When I wrote this (two weeks later), it was not applied yet on my PC. I had to manually trigger the update. And I recommend you do this too from time to time.
Safari Technology Preview 126 is out and it includes features that will be available in the upcoming Safari 15: improved Safari Web Extensions, Quick Notes, WebGL 2, and more. I covered the Safari 15 updates in the last issue, but I've included a link to the release notes here as well.
- Release Notes for Safari Technology Preview 126 with Safari 15 Features
- Safari 15 Beta Release Notes
Software updates and releases
- Intro.js v4.1.0 - lightweight, user-friendly onboarding tour library
- Neutralinojs v2.3.0 - portable and lightweight cross-platform desktop application development framework
- Next.js 11 - the React Framework
- SVG.js v3.1.0 - a lightweight library for manipulating and animating SVG
- Tailwind CSS v2.2 - a utility-first CSS framework
- ws v7.5.0 - a Node.js WebSocket library
Wrapping things up
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