Chrome 38 Beta: New primitives for the next-generation web

After the release of Chrome 37 stable few days earlier, Google has just released it’s first Chrome 38 beta version. The release includes tons of new primitives and APIs to simplify development and outlined features below applies to Chrome for Android, Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome OS.


Chrome 38 Beta new Javascripts Features

  • New element – Enable a responsive images solution by declaring multiple resources for an image using CSS media queries
  • Map (ES6) – Map objects are simple key/value maps
  • Screen Orientation API – Gives ability to read the screen orientation and lock it
  • Navigation Transitions – Allows web authors to both improve the perceived loading speed as well as provide visual polish by allowing two pages to coordinate on a transition animation
  • Math functions (ES6) – Math related functions – sign, trunc, sinh, cosh, tanh, asinh, acosh, atanh, log10, log2, hypot, fround, clz32, cbrt, log1p, expm1 (as Math.sign(…), Math.trunc(…) and so on)
  • Symbols (ES6) – Allows properties to be added to existing objects without the possibility of interference with the existing properties, unintended visibility, or with other uncoordinated additions by any other code
  • and many more features and updates

Install Google Chrome 38 Beta on Ubuntu 14.04 & Ubuntu 14.10

32bit OS

sudo apt-get install gdebi


sudo gdebi google-chrome-beta_current_i386.deb

64bit OS

sudo apt-get install gdebi


sudo gdebi google-chrome-beta_current_amd64.deb
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