Windows 10th Anniversary Update has started rolling out to end users, Web developers are given the chance to use some of the new features in the latest version of Edge Browser, and the latest HTML rendering engine is also being included, Windows Hello and browser extensions.
A new feature in this update is Fetch API. When it is fully implemented by browsers, fetch stands to eliminate the need for the ubiquitous XMLHttpRequest (XHR).Till then to support all browser developers can use fetch polyfill.
Edge is the browser which supports extensions such as Amazon Assistant, Evernote, Last Pass, Web Clipper and AdBlock Plus can be installed from the Store. Microsoft working with a small group of external developers to get these extensions working. Nothing has been announced regarding on how developers can write their own extensions and publish them in the store. Right now Microsoft’s extension documentation asking developers to stay tuned.
Till now, many extension API features are available, but many are under consideration. Custom extensions which are meant solely for internal use can be offered by Enterprise developers.
Windows Hello is now available for web developers. By enabling windows Hello, the user can verify the web app using the machine’s built-in security.If Windows 10 is not available, Edge 14VMs is now available to test the new features. To get more information about the changes since last major Windows 10 release, check out the Edge Release notes.
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