PHP 8 released with metadata support

There’s a major new release of PHP with improvements including a nullsafe operator and attributes enabling the use of structured metadata with PHP’s native syntax. PHP began life 25 years ago as a simple scripting language designed to build web pages but has developed into a general server-side web language . It is now used for eight out of ten websites using server-side code.  This is a major upgrade to the language, with a number...

Firefox 78 out as ESR

Firefox 78 includes a new RegExp evaluator, bringing it up to date with the requirements of ECMAScript 2018, and enhanced support for WebAssembly. It only seems like yesterday that we reported Developer Tool Improvements In Firefox 77, but as Firefox 78 is an Extended Support Release (ESR) it merits renewed coverage. Mozilla provides a new Extended Support Release for enterprise users once a year and it includes all of the enhancements since the last ESR, in this...

Pale Moon goes to v28.10.0

Pale Moon Browser has received updated fixes to to its last known version from May v28.9.3 (2020-05-08). Below are details of the the new update. v28.10.0 (2020-06-05) This is a development, bug fix and security update. Changes/fixes: Implemented URLSearchParams‘ sort() function Implemented ES2020 globalThis for web compatibility Improved our WebM media parser to be more tolerant to different encoding styles. Improved our MP3 media parser to be more tolerant to different encoding styles and particularly...

Firefox 77 gets devtool update

Mozilla has launched  Firefox 77 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. It brings faster JavaScript debugging, optional permissions for extensions and a couple of new web platform features. Mozilla has been successful at sticking to its 4-week release cadence for Firefox, which is why our coverage of new versions has jumped from 69 to 77. Sorry for the gap but as this release has improvements for JavaScript developers it seemed a good one to look at. The...

Firefox Quantum

Firefox Quantum is over twice as fast as Firefox from 6 months ago, built on a completely overhauled core engine with brand new technology stolen from Mozilla’s advanced research group, and graced with a beautiful new look designed to get out of the way and let users do what they do best: surf a ton of pages, open a zillion tabs, all guilt free because Firefox Quantum uses less memory than the competition. It offers...

Opera upgrades night mode

Version 55 of Oslo, Norway-based Opera has redesigned night mode with upgrade that “reduces the light pollution caused by your phone to the bare minimum.” Opera for Android has already had long standing support for night mode, enabling users to darken their browser beyond the limits of the device’s UI. With version 55, though, this feature has been redesigned from scratch. It allows you to adjust the color temperature setting to minimize the amount of...