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Andy Wingo 14/11/2014

generators in firefox now twenty-two times faster

It's with great pleasure that I can announce that, thanks to Mozilla's Jan de Mooij, the new ES6 generator functions are twenty-two times faster in Firefox!Some back-story, for the unawares. There's a new version of JavaScript coming,...

Sergio Villar 13/11/2014

BlinkOn 3

Last week I attended BlinkOn3 held at Google’s Mountain View office. Not only that but I also had the pleasure of giving a speech about what has been taking most of my time lately, the CSS Grid Layout implementation.

Samuel Iglesias 11/11/2014

Piglit, an open-source test suite for OpenGL implementations

OpenGL is an API for rendering 2D and 3D vector graphics now managed by the non-profit technology consortium Khronos Group. This is a multi-platform API found in different form factor devices (from desktop computer to embedded devices) and...

Iago Toral 11/11/2014

A brief overview of the 3D pipeline

Recap In the previous post I discussed the Mesa development environment and gave a few tips for newcomers, but before we start hacking on the code we should have a look at how modern GPUs look like, since that has a definite impact on the design and...

Andy Wingo 09/11/2014

ffconf 2014

Last week I had the great privilege of speaking at ffconf in Brighton, UK. It was lovely. The town put on a full demonstration of its range of November weather patterns, from blue skies to driving rain to hail (!) to sea-spray to drizzle and back again....

Sergio Villar 04/11/2014

I’m attending BlinkOn3

Today I’m giving a speech at BlinkOn3, the Blink contributors’ conference held in Google’s Mountain View Office. Check the agenda for further details. The plan is to give an overview about the feature, present the most recent...

Katerina Barone-Adesi 31/10/2014

A tale of sunk allocation

Pflua is fast; Igalia wants it to be faster. When I joined Igalia, one of the big open questions was why some very similar workloads had extremely different speeds; matching a packet dump against a matching or non-matching host IP address could make the...

Manuel Rego 28/10/2014

Presenting the Web Engines Hackfest

After the Google’s fork back in April 2013, WebKit and Blink communities have been working independently, however patches often move from one project to another. In addition, a fair amount of the source code continues to be similar. Thus, it seems...

Enrique Ocaña 17/10/2014

Hacking on Chromium for Android from Eclipse (part 3)

In the previous posts we learnt how to code and debug Chromium for Android C++ code from Eclipse. In this post I’m going to explain how to open the ChromeShell Java code, so that you will be able to hack on it like you would in a normal Android app...

Enrique Ocaña 14/10/2014

Hacking on Chromium for Android from Eclipse (part 2)

In the previous post, I showed all the references to get the Chromium for Android source code, setup Eclipse and build the ChromeShell app. Today I’m going to explain how to debug that app running in the device. Debugging from command line This is...