"When iOS throttles requestAnimationFrame to 30fps" https://popmotion.io/blog/20180401-when-ios-throttles-requestanimationframe/
We've also experimented with doing this for Edge. On battery, Edge also throttles setTimeout to 16ms as opposed to the standard 4ms. All browsers do some amount of throttling for setTimeout/postMessage/rAF/etc in background tabs and cross-origin iframes (i.e. ads).
If you're interested in the various ways browsers throttle stuff to save user battery and CPU, there's some discussion at https://github.com/WICG/interventions
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A couple of months ago I wrote some thoughts on the Developer Relations lifestyle and avoiding burnout. Having thought more about it since, I've added a new section at the bottom: https://medium.com/@poshaughnessy/surviving-the-developer-relations-lifestyle-27bd8bcf1f5f#8b21
I wrote a piece about Ethical Design And Sustainability On The Web https://helloanselm.com/2018/whats-behind-ethical-design/ Hope you enjoy it. ✌️
If you still wonder what a timing attack is, here’s a good example: https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2018/01/03/mitigations-landing-new-class-timing-attack/ #security
Performance ≠ Security 🔥
This is what the Intel architecture security bugs mean at scale. AWS clients already see up to 50% decrease in performance and basically all cloud providers use Intel architecture. Are you prepared to nearly double your spendings for servers in your company?
Have a great end of the year, y’all!
Google Chrome is going to implement the CSS `:matches()` selector. https://groups.google.com/a/chromium.org/forum/#!msg/blink-dev/kqD_G4sxfZE/6CJM01X2BwAJ #css
Right before the end of the year, not only Microsoft has finished their work on Service Workers for the Edge browser, but Safari has it built into their latest Tech Preview (46) as well, alongside with other amazing changes: https://webkit.org/blog/8042/release-notes-for-safari-technology-preview-46/ #webdev #webperf
WDRL is a letter for web developers. If you don't know what that is, have a look: https://wdrl.info/archive
Unlike other such weekly letters, it has a human touch to it.
I wrote the author and invited him to join Fediverse, only to find out Anselm is already on Mastodon.
How cool is that!
At Colloq we check our user’s passwords against powned passwords in a local database and here’s how we do that:
I’m on vacation and today I worked for two hours. Yesterday for one. Before that, some minutes per day perhaps, mostly nothing. I plan to do nothing again over the next days but can’t promise. How about you — do you know the feeling of overwhelming work when you come back from vacation? Do you feel exhausted right after the first day back in office? That’s what is common to me and I want to avoid it.