Google Chrome

Google Chrome - When a Search Engine Giant Develops a Browser

Having an unmatched and unprecedented familiarity with browsers and the people's habits that use them, Google decided it would take a shot at creating their own version of a web browser. This project became known as Chrome, a light and fast surfing application that incorporated the benefits of Google's years of experience and programming muscle.

Google has approached their Chrome project with this in its mind:

  • Speed
  • Simplicity
  • Style

Based on the above browser attributes, Google has created a browser that is not only simple to use, but a slick, modern tool for browsing the web and running applications. They also stuck with Google's known theme for design, a clean and simple browsing experience, so you can do what you need to quickly and efficiently.

Chrome - Open Source and Collaboration

To build Chrome, Google has combined components from Apple's WebKit and Mozilla's Firefox, among others, and has left the door open for improvement and peer review by maintaining an open-source approach. It is well known that open source projects quickly gain in popularity among the vast majority of (web) coders due to the fact that they can easily contribute their ideas and code. From its version 28 and going forward, Google used the WebKit fork Blink.

More Technical Details about Chrome

Google made Chrome to keep each browsing tab in an isolated "sandbox", in order to prevent one tab causing other to crash, and also to isolate the threats from malicious sites.

In addition, Google has built V8, a powerful JavaScript engine in order to support the next generation of web applications that are not even supported in some of today's browsers (per Google's say).

All in all, it is more than exciting to have a web browser like Chrome developed by Google's team, known for its great innovation, web-based engineering prowess, and incredible brand name.

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