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An improved debugging experience for Node, enabled by Chrome DevTools

The big question with tools like these is, what can I do with it? Child processes are detected and attached to. You can place breakpoints before the modules are required. You can edit your files within the UI. On Ctrl-S/Cmd-S, DevTools will save the changes to disk. By default, ndb blackboxes all scripts outside current working directory to improve focus. And more.

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Get a random item you've liked/bookmarked when you open a new browser tab

Waytab connects to your browser bookmark, Github, Twitter, Pocket, Pinterest and Unsplash account to remind you of your stars, likes and bookmarks every time you open a new browser tab. This looks like a good idea, well executed. I’ve long given up on bookmarking, liking, and starring stuff because I never go back and revisit. Waytab changes all that.

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Paul Kinlan

Use `onappinstalled` to know when your PWA gets installed

Paul Kinlan, developer advocate for Chrome and the open web at Google writes: Chrome implemented window.onappinstalled event. It’s triggered when a user installs a progressive web app via the Add to Homescreen API or now more importantly via the manual method of Add to Homescreen. This is a very useful addition because it allows you to see engagement on the prompt vs people who use the system banners or menu buttons to install a progressive web app. Now you can track your PWA’s install engagement based on the method of install — via the prompt or manually via a custom prompt. Read the docs for more details. Also, make sure you subscribe to JS Party to hear discussions about PWAs and the web platform.

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Improving URLs for AMP Pages

The #1 feature for AMP? Fix the URLs. Malte Ubl: Search can take advantage of privacy-preserving preloading and the performance of Google’s servers, while URLs remain as the publisher intended and the primary security context of the web, the origin, remains intact. We’re super excited about getting this work under way and we expect the changes to first reach users in the second half of 2018. Basically, this will ship by the end of 2018.

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