Cross-Browser Testing Blog

Happy browserful Holidays!

Merry browsery Christmas and Happy browsery New Year 2018!

Browserful Christmas and Browserful New Year 2018!

Happy holidays from team Browserling, all the browsers, the browserify mage, and the lings!

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Astronomy (New comic)

We just added a new comic to our web developer comic. It's called Astronomy and it's an illustration of a quote by the famous computer scientist Edsger Dijkstra. He said: "Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes."

Browserling's comic is a weekly comic for programmers and nerds. If you like our comics you can subscribe to updates and follow us @browserling on Twitter!

Have fun and until next time!

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There Are 225 Developer Tools Now!

In the last 30 days we've added another 25 tools to our web developer tools collection. There are now 225 tools. It's the largest collection of web programmer tools online. Each tool does just one thing and one thing only. There are no ads, config options, or nonsense. All tools are free and they work the same way. Press button, get result.

Here are some of the latest additions:

We keep improving these tools and soon we'll have a new design for tools, file support, embeddable widgets that let you add our tools to your own website, and of course more tools.

Have fun developing webapps!

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Opera 46 Released

Opera 46 was released today. We just installed it to our cross-browser testing platform. Opera 46 is based on Chromium 59. This new browser release is now available to all users and customers.

Cross-browser testing in Opera 46

Try Opera 46 in Browserling now!

New Features in Opera 46

  • Quality of Opera Reborn has been improved: reduced crashes, UI improvements, new background images.
  • Built-in VPN issues have been fixed.
  • Opera now supports Animated PNGs (APNGs).
  • Macbook touchbar users can enjoy an emoji-enabled input field.
  • Browser's engine has been upgraded to Chrome 59.

New Developer Features in Opera 46

  • Animated PNG

Opera now supports animated PNG, or APNG for short. APNG is a file format that works similarly to GIF. The difference is that APNG is smaller and supports both 24-bit images and 8-bit transparency.

  • SVG favicons

SVG vector format favicons now work in Opera.

  • Expensive background tab throttling

Opera now throttles expensive background tabs. This reduces the processing power required for background tabs and improves battery life and browsing performance.

  • Service worker navigation preload

The Service Worker navigation preload API enables the browser to preload navigation requests while a service worker is starting up.

Other New Developer Features in Opera 46

  • Developers can now use MediaError's message property to obtain greater detail about a MediaError produced by <audio> or <video>.
  • The Streams API has been expanded with the ability to pipe between ReadableStreams and WritableStreams via the pipeTo() and pipeThrough() methods, allowing easier consumption of streaming data.
  • The Image Capture API now allows sites to take higher resolution images than before, providing full control over camera settings such as zoom, ISO, and white balance.
  • The new worker-src Content Security Policy directive restricts which URLs may be loaded as a Worker, SharedWorker, or ServiceWorker.
  • Touch events are now aligned to requestAnimationFrame, ensuring that input is processed as part of the document lifecycle and creating a more efficient and adaptive input response.
  • To provide enhanced privacy, CSS stylesheets can now specify their own referrer policy via the HTTP header, rather than always inheriting the referrer policy of the document that originally referenced it.
  • WritableStreams are now available as part of the Streams API for processing streams of data, while providing a standard abstraction for writing streaming data to a sink with built-in backpressure and queuing.

Deprecated and removed features in Opera 44

  • Following removal from the Media Queries spec, support for hover: on-demand and any-hover: on-demand media queries have been removed.
  • To increase security, Opera will now block requests for subresources that contain embedded credentials, and instead handle them as network errors.
  • The -internal-media-controls-text-track-list CSS selectors have been removed in favor of custom-built video controls.
  • initDeviceMotionEvent() and initDeviceOrientationEvent() were removed in favor of DeviceOrientationEvent() and DeviceMotionEvent(), following a spec trend of moving away from initialization functions and toward constructors.
  • To better align with spec and help avoid race conditions, decodeAudioData now detaches the given ArrayBuffer before decoding, removing all content from the object and making it unable to be reused or examined.
  • The -internal-media-controls-cast-button CSS selector has been removed in favor of the Remote Playback API.
  • The SVGTests.requiredFeatures attribute has been removed following its removal from the spec.
  • The <dialog> element has changed from display: inline to block by default to better align with the spec.
  • To preserve consistency across browsers, the sample property will now be included in a violation report (and associated SecurityPolicyViolationEvent object) if a report-sample expression is present in the violated directive.
  • Support for Shared Dictionary Compression (SDCH) has been disabled until a stable API has been standardized.
  • The ability to call Notification.requestPermission() from non-main frames has been deprecated to align the requirements for notification permission with requirements for push notifications, and ease friction for developers.
  • To increase security, Opera will now block requests from HTTP/HTTPS documents to ftp: URLs.
  • To preserve consistency across browsers, injecting JavaScript via AppleScript is longer supported in Opera for Mac.

Happy cross-browser testing in Opera 46!

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Front End vs Back End (Comic)

We just published a new front-end vs back-end comic to our web developer comic. It went viral in a few hours and got more than 100k views.

Browserling's comic is a weekly humor comic about web developers, web designers and browsers. If you like these comics you can subscribe to updates and follow us @browserling on Twitter!

Have fun and until next time!

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Chrome 58 Added to Browser Cloud (April 20, 2017)
Firefox 53 Added to Browser Cloud (April 19, 2017)
Opera 44 Released and Deployed to Browserling (March 22, 2017)
Chrome 57 Released and available for testing (March 13, 2017)
New Feature: Quick access to latest browsers (March 10, 2017)
Firefox 52 is now available for cross-browser testing (March 7, 2017)
Chrome is a Hungry Browser (Browser comic) (March 3, 2017)
Android 7.1 Added to Browserling for Mobile Testing (March 2, 2017)
Grace Hopper (Computer Scientist Comic) (February 24, 2017)
LISP Winners (Programming comic) (February 16, 2017)
Announcing a new comic series about famous computer scientists (February 10, 2017)
Opera 43 is now available for cross-browser testing (February 7, 2017)
New comic - Programmer (February 2, 2017)
New comic - Two Floats Walk in a Bar (January 26, 2017)
Firefox 51 Cross-Browser Testing Available (January 25, 2017)
Chrome 56 Browser Testing Available (January 25, 2017)
New cartoon - Nordic Programmer (January 17, 2017)
New cartoon - Titanic and Iceberg CSS Pun (January 10, 2017)
Partying with Browsers is a Bad Idea (January 3, 2017)
Happy Holidays! (December 25, 2016)
Opera 42 is now available for online browser testing (December 13, 2016)
New comic - Hide and Seek (December 3, 2016)
Chrome 55 is now available for cross-browser testing (December 1, 2016)
New comic - Browser Wars (November 26, 2016)
New comic - Jon Maddog Hall (November 18, 2016)
Firefox 50 Testing Now Available (November 15, 2016)
New comic - Adobe Love Story (November 11, 2016)
New comic - ASCII/ANSI (November 4, 2016)
New comic - DOM and jQuery (October 28, 2016)
Opera 41 available for browser testing (October 26, 2016)
New cartoon - Euler's Number (October 21, 2016)
New cartoon - Hammer (October 14, 2016)
Chrome 54 released and deployed to browser testing cloud (October 12, 2016)
New cartoon - Bytes (October 6, 2016)
Android Nougat added to mobile browser testing cloud (October 3, 2016)
New cartoon - Peter375 (September 29, 2016)
New cartoon - Lego (September 21, 2016)
Opera 40 released and added to our testing cloud (September 20, 2016)
Firefox 49 is now available for cross-browser testing (September 20, 2016)
New cartoon - Opera (September 15, 2016)
New cartoon - Mendeleev CSS Joke (September 9, 2016)
New cartoon - Threads (September 2, 2016)
Edge 38 (aka Edge 14) released and added to our browser cloud (September 1, 2016)
Chrome 53 Available For Testing (August 31, 2016)
Happy 25th Birthday, Linux! (August 25, 2016)
New cartoon - CSS Ghost (August 18, 2016)
New cartoon - Browserling CEO (August 12, 2016)
New cartoon - Fortran (August 5, 2016)
Opera 39 released and added to browser testing cloud (August 2, 2016)
Firefox 48 released and added to browser testing cloud (August 2, 2016)
New cartoon - Big Bang (July 27, 2016)
New cartoon - Mermaid (July 21, 2016)
Chrome 52 Released and Deployed to our Browser Cloud (July 20, 2016)
New cartoon - Internet Explorer (July 14, 2016)
New cartoon - Ninja (July 7, 2016)
We've added a bunch more programmer tools! (July 1, 2016)
New cartoon - Home Sweet Home (June 30, 2016)
New cartoon - Brexit (June 23, 2016)
New cartoon - Pisa Tower (June 17, 2016)
New cartoon - Attack Vectors (June 11, 2016)
Opera 38 installed and ready for browser testing (June 8, 2016)
Firefox 47 Released (and available for web testing) (June 7, 2016)
New cartoon - Refreshments (June 4, 2016)
New cartoon - Binary (May 28, 2016)
Chrome 51 Available For Cloud Testing (May 25, 2016)
New cartoon - Titanic (May 21, 2016)
New cartoon - Home Sweet Home (May 13, 2016)
New cartoon - Computer Chips (May 6, 2016)
Opera 37 released and added to our browser-testing cloud (May 4, 2016)
New cartoon - Cold Computer (April 29, 2016)
Firefox 46 available for testing (April 26, 2016)
New cartoon - The Terminator (April 22, 2016)
New cartoon - Bitmask (April 14, 2016)
Chrome 50 is now available for web testing (April 13, 2016)
New cartoon - Dinosaurs (April 8, 2016)
New cartoon - Home Sweet Home (April 1, 2016)
New cartoon - Twins (March 24, 2016)
New cartoon - 1023MB (March 18, 2016)
Opera 36 released and deployed to our browser cloud (March 15, 2016)
Announcing Browserling's Safari Extension! (March 14, 2016)
New cartoon - Keyboard (March 9, 2016)
Firefox 45 Released and Ready for Testing (March 8, 2016)
Chrome 49 added to our cloud (March 2, 2016)
New cartoon - 4:04 AM (March 2, 2016)
Android 6.0 Marshmallow Now Available! (February 25, 2016)
New cartoon - Hobbit (February 24, 2016)
New cartoon - Java (February 17, 2016)
New cartoon - Home IPv6 (February 10, 2016)
New cartoon - SQL Query (February 3, 2016)
Opera 35 Now Available For Web Testing (February 2, 2016)
New cartoon - Computer Virus (January 27, 2016)
Firefox 44 is now available for testing (January 26, 2016)
Chrome 48 Released Today (and available for testing) (January 20, 2016)
New cartoon - Dates (January 20, 2016)
New cartoon - VIM (January 14, 2016)
We've added 7 more programming tools! (January 7, 2016)
New cartoon - Table Layout (January 6, 2016)
New cartoon - Glasses (January 1, 2016)
We've added 6 more web developer tools! (December 28, 2015)
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from Browserling! (December 25, 2015)
New cartoon - Incognito (December 23, 2015)
New cartoon - Spaghetti (December 18, 2015)
We've added even more webdev tools! (December 17, 2015)
Firefox 43 Released! (December 15, 2015)
We've added more webdev tools! (December 10, 2015)
New cartoon - Full Stack (December 9, 2015)
Opera 34 added to our browser cloud (December 8, 2015)
Chrome 47 Added to Browserling (December 5, 2015)
New cartoon - Shopping (December 2, 2015)
Announcing Browserling's Web Developer Tools! (December 1, 2015)
New cartoon - Newspaper (November 25, 2015)
We added a new cartoon to our web comic - Home (November 18, 2015)
New web cartoon - SEO Expert (November 11, 2015)
Announcing Browserling's Firefox Extension! (November 5, 2015)
New web cartoon - Bathroom (November 5, 2015)
Firefox 42 Installed In Our Browser Testing Cloud (November 3, 2015)
Announcing Browserling's Opera Addon! (October 30, 2015)
New cartoon - Browser History (October 28, 2015)
Opera 33 available for cross-browser testing (October 27, 2015)
New cartoon - Cookie Monster (October 21, 2015)
Chrome 46 Added to Browserling (October 15, 2015)
New cartoon - Java Cafe (October 14, 2015)
A new webdev cartoon: Internet Explorer (October 5, 2015)
A new webdev cartoon: Hotel (September 30, 2015)
A new webdev cartoon: Bar (September 29, 2015)
Announcing Browserling's Webcomic! (September 28, 2015)
Mozilla Firefox 41 Released and Added to Browserling (September 22, 2015)
More Web Developer Jokes (September 17, 2015)
Opera 32 Released and Added to Browserling (September 15, 2015)
Web Developer Jokes (September 7, 2015)
Chrome 45 Released and Added to Browserling (September 1, 2015)
Browserling now has bookmarklets! (August 28, 2015)
Mozilla Firefox 40 Released and Added to Browserling (August 11, 2015)
Opera 31 Released and Added to Browserling (August 6, 2015)
Announcing Browserling's Chrome Extension! (August 5, 2015)
Browser sharing URL scheme now includes OS platform (July 30, 2015)
Announcing quick /b/ (browse) URLs (July 25, 2015)
Bug Hunter now has Imgur support (July 24, 2015)
Chrome 44 Released and Added to Browserling (July 21, 2015)
Announcing Browserling's Bug Hunter! (July 9, 2015)
Mozilla Firefox 39 Released and Added to Browserling (July 2, 2015)
Live API now supports Windows 8.1 (June 26, 2015)
Browserling now has Windows 8.1 support (June 16, 2015)
Opera 30 Released and Added to Browserling (June 10, 2015)
Live API now supports multiple OS platforms (June 9, 2015)
Browserling now supports multiple operating systems (June 5, 2015)
Chrome 43 Added to Browserling (May 20, 2015)
Firefox 38 Added to Browserling (May 12, 2015)
Live API now supports right click and middle click (wheel click) (May 8, 2015)
Introducing short URLs (May 7, 2015)
Right Click and Wheel Click Now Work in Browserling (May 5, 2015)
New Feature - Browser Sharing through Tools (May 1, 2015)
Opera 29 Added to Browserling (April 29, 2015)
Announcing Browserling's Live API (April 20, 2015)
Google Chrome 42 Added to Browserling (April 14, 2015)
Fog Creek Software Interview with Browserling's Co-Founder and CEO (April 6, 2015)
Firefox 37 Added to Browserling (March 31, 2015)
New Feature - Basic Screenshots (March 26, 2015)
New Feature - On-Screen Keyboard (March 25, 2015)
Android 5.1 Lollipop Added! (March 20, 2015)
Opera 28 Added to Browserling (March 10, 2015)
Google Chrome 41 Added to Browserling (March 4, 2015)
Firefox 36 Added to Browserling (February 25, 2015)
Local Cross-Browser Testing Tutorial for Linux and Mac (February 18, 2015)
Local Cross-Browser Testing Tutorial for Windows (February 14, 2015)
New Security Feature - Login Rate Limiting (February 7, 2015)
Opera 27 Added to Browserling (January 28, 2015)
Chrome 40 Added to Browserling (January 27, 2015)
Firefox 35 Now Available (January 13, 2015)
Android 4.4 KitKat Added! (December 29, 2014)
Browserling's now much faster - We've upgraded servers to SSDs and 2xRAM and 2xCPU (December 7, 2014)
Opera 26 Added to Browserling (December 3, 2014)
Firefox 34 Now Available (December 1, 2014)
We've added Android 5.0 Lollipop to Browserling (November 25, 2014)
Chrome 39 Added to Browserling (November 18, 2014)
New Pricing Signup Form (November 5, 2014)
Opera 25 Added to Browserling (October 15, 2014)
Firefox 33 Added (October 13, 2014)
Chrome 38 Now Available (October 8, 2014)
Browser Sharing URL Scheme (September 20, 2014)
Opera 24 Now Available (September 4, 2014)
Firefox 32 Added to Browserling (September 3, 2014)
Chrome 37 Added to Browserling (August 26, 2014)
Opera 23 Now Available (July 25, 2014)
Firefox 31 Now Available at Browserling (July 24, 2014)
Chrome 36 Added to Browserling (July 16, 2014)
We just added Firefox 30 to Browserling (June 11, 2014)
Opera 22 Now Available (June 3, 2014)
Chrome 35 Now Available (May 20, 2014)
Opera 21 Added to Browserling (May 6, 2014)
Firefox 29 Added for Testing (April 29, 2014)
Chrome 34 Added to Browserling (April 10, 2014)
Firefox 28 Added for Browser Testing (March 18, 2014)
Opera 20 Added to Browserling (March 5, 2014)
Chrome 33 Added to Browserling (February 21, 2014)
Firefox 27 Added for Cloud Testing (February 4, 2014)
Internet Explorer 11 Added to Browserling (January 30, 2014)
Opera 19 Released (January 29, 2014)
Chrome 32 Added to Browserling (January 14, 2014)
Firefox 26 Added to Browserling (December 10, 2013)
Opera 18 Added to Browser Cloud (November 19, 2013)
Chrome 31 Just Added! (November 12, 2013)
Mozilla Firefox 25 Released (October 29, 2013)
Opera 17 Released and Added to Our Testing Cloud (October 8, 2013)
Chrome 30 Now Available (October 2, 2013)
Firefox 24 Released (September 17, 2013)
Opera 16 Added to Browser Testing Cloud (August 27, 2013)
Chrome 29 Added for Web Testing (August 20, 2013)
Firefox 23 Released (August 6, 2013)
Chrome 28 Added to Cloud Testing Platform (July 9, 2013)
Opera 15 Released (Opera Switches to Chrome!) (July 2, 2013)
Chrome 27 Available for Browser Testing (May 21, 2013)
Chrome 26 Added to Browserling (March 26, 2013)
Google Chrome 25 Released (February 21, 2013)
Chrome 24 Released (January 10, 2013)
We just added Internet Explorer 10 (December 11, 2012)
Chrome 23 Released (November 6, 2012)