Tiffany B. Brown

Links for 2010-09-22

Running scripts in WebKit
WebKit nightly builds now support the HTML5 async and defer script attributes. This makes it easier for web pages to load faster by downloading JavaScript without blocking other elements of the page.
How and Why Chrome Is Overtaking Firefox Among Power Users
Oh snap! Chrome comes out ahead in a recent Lifehacker poll. And oh sniggety snap! Opera comes in with 16.64%. I am a Firefox devotee because of its developer and privacy extensions, namely Request Policy and Better Privacy.
Open Data’s Access Problem, and How to Solve it
Shorter version: ensuring equality of access is key. Also see: Open Data: Empowering the Empowered or Effective Data Use for Everyone?
Build Your First PHP for Android Application
Some fine folks ported PHP to Android, which means that your favorite scripting language can now be used to create programs for your phone.

2 Responses to “Links for 2010-09-22”

  1. Thanks for sharing the bit about Chrome vs Firefox. I’m so torn about using Chrome. On the Mac, it just really isn’t up to snuff and doesn’t have the extensions I need and want or they’re not robust enough. And I worry about all the data I’m sharing with Google by using Google Apps, Chrome, Gmail, etc. I mainly use Chrome at work, but mainly still use Firefox at home.

  2. Anonymous says:

    “And I worry about all the data I’m sharing with Google by using Google Apps, Chrome, Gmail, etc”

    Yes. This is why I use Firefox most of the time. And while I really do enjoy using other browsers (particularly Opera), Conspiracy Theorist Me loves that I can control my cookies and such.