Firefox Quantum is designed to be the fastest browser

According to the developers, the 57th version of Mozilla browser, called Firefox Quantum will be 2x faster and will use 30% less memory
02 October 2017   1320

Mozilla has released the beta version of 57th version of the proprietary Firefox browser. This is such a large and important update that the developers even gave it the name - Firefox Quantum. In the Speedometer 2.0 benchmark, which compares modern web apps, Firefox Quantum was about twice as fast as Firefox 52, released about a year ago. According to the official website of Mozilla, Firefox initially worked with only one CPU core, but with the release of Firefox Quantum, the browser learned how to interact with several cores on desktops and mobile devices, which brings significant performance benefits.

Firefox Quantum uses a new CSS engine written in Rust that works in parallel with multiple cores. According to developers, no other browser can do this. Mozilla also optimized Firefox to give the main priority to the tab that you are currently viewing. This, along with the new multiprocessor architecture, provides greater performance and at the same time a 30% lower consumption of RAM.

In addition to the changes under the hood, the developers also revised the browser's user interface. In the new version of Firefox, the user interface is called Photon, which offers a minimalistic and adaptive design. For example, if you are using a Windows computer with a touchscreen, the Firefox menu will change the size based on whether you use the mouse or the touchpad. Photon also includes square tabs, smooth animations and a library where you will find the saved content, including downloaded files and screenshots.

Browser is available in beta at the moment, final release is planned on the 14th November. 

Actix-Web Framework to be Given to the Community

The criticism storm had made the creator of the popular solution delete it, but now he restored it give to the community
21 January 2020   144

The author of the actix-web web framework, which was deleted a few days ago due to bullying, returned the repository with the code, as it was in demand by some developers.

I realized, a lot of people depends on actix. And it would be unfair to just delete repos. I promote JohnTitor to project leader. He did very good job helping me for the last year. I hope new community of developers emerge. And good luck!

Nikolay Kim

Creator, actix-web

At the same time, the author of actix-web still does not intend to continue development, but will transfer the project to the community and recommended JohnTitor, who previously assisted in the development, as a leader.

Recently, Nikolay faced a lot of criticism and bullying because he "hadn't follow the paradigm of Rust development" and "misused" the language. This made the talanted developer to leave the open source development and delete his creation. But his mind slightly changed now and the community has an opportunity to use and develop great solution.