In the last post about powerful new APIs we talked about Service Worker, notifications, push and more. This week we got some other news, videos, slides and a new slack channel for web developers that you should take part in.
New Stuff Around The Web
- Google Tone is an experimental Chrome extension for sharing the URL of the current tab with other computers by using audio!
Yes, it does not use Bluetooth, NFC or WiFi: it only sends audio waves. “Google Tone turns on your computer’s microphone (while the extension is on) and uses your computer’s speakers to exchange URLs with nearby computers connected to the Internet.”
- Can web apps be as smooth and slick as native? YES!
Paul Lewis made a web app to show how. The app uses all the latest goodies, including Service Workers, ES6 Classes and Fat Arrow functions, and Promises.
Check out his blog post here for all the details!
- The best (new) show in town about best practice tools.
- Another new location we maintaining to hold all the news around web development: https://developers.google.com/web/updates/ and if you like medium we got a new channel there as well.
- Polymer 0.9 library is released!
The 0.9 release is very similar to 0.8, with many of the “experimental” 0.8 features now officially supported.
Full release notes for 0.9, including the breaking changes from 0.8, are available on the Polymer site.
- Two new videos from talks that Paul Lewis and Jake Archibald gave last week: