You may or may not be aware but the guys behind the Chromium project at Google are releasing a new rendering engine called Blink that future iterations of the Google Chrome browser will use. Blink will still be based on WebKit, however Google Chrome are creating their own version of WebKit and making their own changes.
Question is, how will this affect the future of an ExtJS web application, for example? Google hope it will be a positive move.
Although Google’s main motivation for creating Blink is that the Chromium project has moved away from the architecture that standard WebKit browsers are based on, the end result of the change is the belief that Google Chrome will be faster and perform better than before.
However Google are keen to point out they want interoperability between browsers, which will come as a relief to developers. In spite of Google’s plans for Blink, one of their primary goals is to make sure it is implemented to accepted web standards.
Developing an ExtJS web application for Chrome
If you’re planning to build an ExtJS web application for Chrome, Blink can only be a good thing, as Google seek to drive innovation across the web. Blink’s guiding principles should mean developers gaining access to new and exciting functionality for their web applications, not only on the Chrome browser, but across all major browsers.
To read more about Blink see: http://www.chromium.org/blink/developer-faq.
With there being yet another browser version on the market, developing your web-application using ExtJS makes more sense as ExtJS is cross-platform and compatible across all the major internet browsers.
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