For some reason, the vast majority of developers has accepted the browser as the operation system for their applications. While there are some good reasons for this, I never really bought into it. HTML5 has eliminated most of the pain point of web applications, but I still insist that most customers don’t really want to […]
Roughly three months passed since my last compilation of browser market shares. To my surprise Google Chrome managed to become the leading browser in the USA. If the trend is going to continue like this, the map will soon pretty boring. The Americas already shine in uniform green color. According to StatCounter Internet Explorer’s market […]
During the last years the annual JAX conference served as a good gauge for the trends and hypes of the Java world. This year’s JAX conference felt almost boring by this measure. As far as I can see, most of the conference was about evolution. If there was any revolution I missed it. Maybe it […]
Being a web developer, I investigate browser market shares every couple of years to learn about the target platforms I have to optimize my web applications for. The most exhaustive resource on the topic I found is Wikipedia’s article. It combines the data of five internet statistics providers. Frequently there are major differences between two […]
There are astonishing news: Google is about to drop WebKit as the rendering engine of its browser Chrome. Even more astonishing is Opera’s announcement to adopt Google’s new rendering engine Blink instead of WebKit (see Hello Blink). This comes as a surprise as Opera announced to adopt WebKit just a couple of weeks ago.