Chrome 73 Released

Now the Android version of popular browser has Lite page mode that speeds up website download and reduces traffic consumption
13 March 2019   219

Google has released another update Chrome.

  • The Android application has Lite pages mode for optimizing pages, speeding up their loading and reducing traffic, as well as a new download manager.
  • Settings for account management and synchronization are collected in a separate section - Sync and Google services.
  • Improved video mode “picture in picture”. A floating window can now make web applications (PWA): chat rooms, instant messengers, video conferencing. And added the button "Skip advertising".
  • It is forbidden to load external resources in scripts provided by extensions. Extension developers now need to use background handlers.

The previous version was released in late January.

F5 Networks to Acquire NGINX

F5 Networks will continue to develop the NGINX open source project and support the community around it
12 March 2019   160

NGINX has announced an acquisition de F5 Networks, a company specializing in providing cloud applications and application delivery networks (ADN). The amount of the transaction will be 670 million dollars. F5 Networks will continue to develop the NGINX open source project and support the community around it. Igor Sysoev and Maxim Konovalov will remain among the technical managers of the NGINX project. The development of NGINX products will continue under the same brands.

Upon completion of the transaction, F5 Networks intends to invest additional funds in the development of NGINX products and integrate support for their own technologies for managing microservices and ensuring the security of applications based on the Cloud-Native architecture into them. The concept of microservices implies the division of complex monolithic applications into a set of separate services, each of which assumes a certain functionality of the application, and the application is implemented as a network of interconnected microservices.