New in Chrome 58
- The IndexedDB 2.0 standard is now fully supported in Chrome, and features new schema management, bulk action methods, and more standardized handling of failures.
- Progressive Web Apps become more immersive with
- And there's plenty more!
Want the full list of changes? Check out the Chromium source repository change list
I'm Pete LePage. Let's dive in and see what's new for developers in Chrome 58!
IndexedDB 2.0 #
The structure of your site's database has large performance impacts, and can be difficult to change. IndexedDB 2.0 changes that.
indexescan now be renamed in-place after a refactoring.
- Binary keys allow more natural keys without worrying about performance penalties.
- Data retrieval is easier with the
And bulk recovery of entire datasets no longer needs a cursor with the
Full screen Progressive Web Apps #
When Progressive Web Apps are launched from the Android home screen, they launch in a standalone app-like mode that hides the omnibox. This helps create an engaging user experience, and frees up screen space for content.
However, for even more immersive experiences like games, video players, or other rich content, mobile UI elements such as the system bars can still be a distraction and take up valuable pixels that you may want.
Now you can make your Progressive Web App feel fully immersive by setting
display: fullscreen in your web app manifest.
When your app is launched from the home screen, all non-app mobile UI elements will be hidden.
Sandboxed iframe Improvements #
Chrome 58 now supports the new iframe sandbox keyword
When triggered by a user interaction, this keyword gives sandboxed iframes the ability to navigate the top-level page, while still blocking auto-redirects.
And more! #
And of course, there's plenty more.
- Say goodbye to the
clearfixhack. Instead of manually resetting multiple layout properties like float and clear, you can now add a new block-formatting context using
PointerEvents.getCoalescedEvents()allows you to access all input events since the last time a
PointerEventwas delivered. Perfect for when you need a precise history of points for things like drawing apps.
SharedWorkerscan now be created using
data:URLs, making development with
Workersmore secure by giving them an opaque origin.
These are just a few of the changes in Chrome 58 for developers.
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I'm Pete LePage, and as soon as Chrome 59 is released, I'll be right here to tell you -- what's new in Chrome!