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Aspect Ratio comes in Chrome 88, Brave ads IPFS support, and the new Edge 88 | Front End News #014

NOTE: This is issue #014 of my newsletter, which went live on Monday, January 25th. If you find this information useful and interesting and you want to receive future issues as they are published, ahead of everyone else, I invite you to join the subscriber list at

It has been a quiet week in the tech industry. I think all eyes were on Inauguration Day (and the most famous mittens in recent history). As a result, today's headlines come mostly from planned updates from browser vendors and some major software packages.

Browser news


Brave takes one more step towards a distributed web by integrating support for the InterPlanetary File System (IPFS). IPFS is a peer-to-peer hypermedia protocol designed to make the web faster, safer, and more open. I must admit that I don't know much about this new technology. However, the info on the official site makes for an interesting read.


Chrome 88 arrived last week on devices all over the world. Two of the most important updates are the native support for CSS aspect-ratio and the extensions based on Manifest V3.

We also got another article detailing the upcoming changes in the Chrome 89 Developer Tools. I'm just going to mention that it will pack Lighthouse 7, and I'll let you discover the rest.


The Edge team has also issued an update to version 88. It covers mostly privacy and security, and you can find all the details in the article linked below.

Software updates and Releases

Angular v11.1.0

Angular is a development platform for building mobile and desktop web applications using Typescript/JavaScript and other languages.

Bootstrap v4.6.0

The most popular HTML, CSS, and JavaScript framework for developing responsive, mobile-first projects on the web.

Cypress 6.3.0

Fast, easy, and reliable testing for anything that runs in a

Deno 1.7

A secure JavaScript and TypeScript runtime

Wrapping things up

That's all I have prepared for this issue. Have a great and productive week, keep yourselves safe, and I will see you next time!

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