Chrome, HTML5, JavaScript, webdev

The Web Platform Cutting Edge

There are many ways to keep yourself updated with the latest improvements in Chrome and the web platform. One option is to follow Chrome Developers On G+ and another is to open and see what is cooking in canary and going to make its way to stable soon. Another is to sit and see some screen-casts. Videos are great option but it’s rare to find such a great quality like +Alex Komoroske (from Chrome) created. The  screen-casts below shows some of his favorite capabilities of the cutting edge of the web platform. The total time of all the three is around 15min so take the time and enjoy it.

Building on foundations

This video goes over how the web platform has been fixing various historical shortcomings and building upon its core strengths, like:

  • Complicated graphical effects
  • Composability
  • Advanced text layout.

Earning from other platforms

In this video he reviews how the web platform offers new capabilities inspired by successes on other platforms with things like:

  • Push notifications
  • Payment APIs
  • Web intents.

The edge (Watch not to fall!)

In this video he demonstrates some of the new tricks: webcam access, powerful audio APIs, and complicated 3D graphics.

If you’re interested in learning more about the technology behind any of the demos, check out the Meet the Web Platform companion guide ( or the Chromium blog (