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Chrome 102 shipped out, once more without release notes. DigitalOcean launched their serverless computing solution called DigitalOcean Functions. You can now browse the web with Vivaldi in any Renault car running the OpenR Link system. Safari Technology Preview 146 is now available for download. Wolvic, the WebXR browser developed by Ingalia, has reached version 0.9.6. And the software updates section has a number of big names this week, such as TypeScript 4.7, WordPress 6, and more.
Chrome 102 shipped out last week. However, the release notes are still not published yet. One thing we know for sure though is that there is a new mechanism, called Capture Handle, that can facilitate better tab sharing. We can glimpse more of the new features from the Chrome Platform page.
The DevTools updates have been available since version 102 has been in Beta. There is a new Performance Insights panel. We now have shortcuts to toggle light and dark theme emulation. There is also one experimental feature that highlights any CSS changes you do in the Styles pane and a button to copy those changes for later use.
- Chrome Platform Status
- Better Tab Sharing with Capture Handle
- What's New In DevTools (Chrome 102)
- Deprecations and removals in Chrome 102
DigitalOcean is launching its own serverless computing solution. DigitalOcean Functions has support for many languages and runtimes, such as Node.js, Python, Go, and PHP.
You can now browse the web from your Renault car with Vivaldi. The browser can be installed on all their current and future cars running the OpenR Link system, such as the Megane E-Tech Electric, or the new Austral.
Safari Technology Preview 146 is now available to all Mac users running Big Sur and Monterey 12.3 or later. This update brings a long list of fixes, which you can check in the release notes below.
Wolvic, the WebXR browser developed by Ingalia, has reached version 0.9.6. This update brings MultiSample AntiAliasing (MSAA), adds support for Firefox accounts in China, and zaps some of the bugs found in previous versions.
- Cypress v9.7.0 - fast, easy and reliable testing for anything that runs in a browser.
- Ghost 5.0 - a Node.js-built CMS and blogging platform
- Kea 3.0 - additive state management for React
- Neutralinojs v4.6.0 - cross-platform desktop application development framework
- Nuxt Content v2 - a file-based CMS for your Nuxt application
- React-Toastify v9.0.0 - React notification made easy
- React-Uploady v1.0.0 - modern file uploading for React
- Storybook 6.5 - a development environment for UI components
- WordPress 6.0 - the most popular website platform in the world
Ukraine is still suffering from the Russian invasion - if you are looking for ways to help, please check Smashing Magazine's article We All Are Ukraine 🇺🇦 or get in touch with your trusted charity.
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That's about all I have for this issue. Have a great and productive week, keep yourselves safe, spend as much time as possible with your loved ones, and I will see you again next time!