Mozilla's co-founder and former CEO Brendan Eich has been at the center of Internet development for almost 20 years.
Internet Explorer 11 ships by default in Windows 8.1, and a developer preview of the browser for Windows 7 confirms that the older OS won't be left behind -- for now.
The Internet giant has issued the first stable release of the programming language for Web apps. Also: a host of tools to help it gain a foothold.
WebGL graphics is a highlight of the new alpha build of Opera, but the browser also can accelerate 2D graphics, text, and CSS effects--often on Windows XP.
Direct2D support on Windows could be available in a preview release of the open-source browser under a proposed second-quarter goal.
The software giant follows through on better support for dynamic, or scripting, languages for Web development.
Even as the company redirects efforts to HTML5 and narrows Flash's scope, Adobe is also promising investments in Flash for 5 to 10 years.