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Windows 10 Anniversary Update gets Better Javascript, Extensions for Edge

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. The latest version of Microsoft’s HTML rendering engine is Edge HTML14, it is now available  in the stable channel, and updates are included for both JavaScript and HTML. HTML enhancements include the and elements as well as the .Support for WOFF2.0, which helps in reducing the size of the font files by 30%. The new release for JavaScript supports async/awaits, default parameters, and Object. Values and Object.enteries. The ES2016 exponential operator (**) is also available. 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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Windows 10 Anniversary Update gets Better Javascript, Extensions for Edge

Geneva Clark
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06th Aug, 2016
Windows 10 Anniversary Update gets Better Javascript, Extensions for Edge

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.

The latest version of Microsoft’s HTML rendering engine is Edge HTML14, it is now available  in the stable channel, and updates are included for both JavaScript and HTML. HTML enhancements include the and elements as well as the .Support for WOFF2.0, which helps in reducing the size of the font files by 30%.

The new release for JavaScript supports async/awaits, default parameters, and Object. Values and Object.enteries. The ES2016 exponential operator (**) is also available.

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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Geneva Clark

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Geneva specializes in back-end web development and has always been fascinated by the dynamic part of the web. Talk to her about modern web applications and she and loves to nerd out on all things Ruby on Rails.

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