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Download Breach Browser - Because It's node.js + CSS + HTML 5 + GEEK

By Kaustubh Katdare in 'Gadgets | Software | Apps', Jul 13, 2014.

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    Engineering Discipline:
    If you are a true geek who's unhappy with the current choice of browsers that dominate the market viz. Chrome, Firefox, IE, Opera etc., and want a browser that's a true extension of your own self; it's time to say hello to the 'Breach Browser'. It's no ordinary browser and not at all meant for the ordinary people - because it just doesn't run right-away after you download and install it on your machine. The browser can't function without asking you to install a few modules. Here's how the screen looks like after you've installed the browser -

    Adding module...    [OK]
    Downloading `mod_strip`...    [OK]
    Installing dependencies...    [OK]
    Running...    [OK]
    Adding `github:breach/mod_strip`. This may take a few seconds. (Breach is downloading the module from GitHub and installing all its required nodeJS dependencies) FYI: Breach modules can be addressed by:
    - a github repository: `github:breach/mod_strip`
    - a local directory path: `local:~/src/spolu/mod_test`
    Quite awesome, right? The Breach Browser is a brainchild of San Francisco based HTML/JS programmer Stanislas Polu. Polu developed the browser using Javascript and HTML 5 for the user interface and using Chromium Content API as the base layer. Polu wants you to customise your own browser experience by writing a few lines of JS / CSS code. Everything in the Breach browser is a module; and a web application runs in its own separate process. Breach embeds a Node.js event loop to control the overall Javascript implementation and the node.js process shakes hands with the core through IPC. Here's how your favorite CrazyEngineers looks like in the Breach browser -


    As of writing this article, the browser has been released in public Alpha. In our limited testing, we couldn't find anything out of place, but be assured that it's a total no-flesh experience for the time being; something you might actually enjoy. Hit the source link below and install the browser. Do not forget to share your thoughts with our fellow geeks!

    Source: Breach.cc
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Discussion in 'Gadgets | Software | Apps' started by Kaustubh Katdare, Jul 13, 2014.

    1. Kaustubh Katdare
      Kaustubh Katdare
      PS: I don't know why this happens - but the Breach browser actually loads the web pages a second faster than Safari (and Chrome). Bit surprising because at the core it still is Chrome!
    2. Abhishek Rawal
      Abhishek Rawal
      It's built on Chromium, and FFS please don't say Chromium & Chrome is same shit.
    3. Kaustubh Katdare
      Kaustubh Katdare
      What are the key differences between the two when it comes to rendering a web page containing JS/CSS/HTML?
    4. Abhishek Rawal
      Abhishek Rawal
      Maybe Chrome have some proprietary tweak related to CSS/HTML/JS ? While in Chromium everything is open ?
      What are key differences between Microsoft & Apple ? Both are donkey-shit but we still name it differently, don't we ?
    5. Kaustubh Katdare
      Kaustubh Katdare
      Chrome was derived from the Chromium project (Open Source) by Google to create a commercial product called Google Chrome. I think Chromium continues to exist in uBuntu software repositories. I don't think there are any 'major' differences between the two; when it comes to rendering regular web pages. They *DO* have differences when it comes down to supporting various video formats and web standards. I'd expect the Chrome version to be a step ahead of Chromium because it's tightly controlled by a dedicated team of engineers at Google who also have access to the latest code commits in Chromium.

      But I'd definitely want to know if there's anything special going on behind the scenes.
    6. Abhishek Rawal
      Abhishek Rawal
      We can't say anything unless we can access Chrome code or any Google Chrome dev steps in CE to answer all our queries.
      Question is, If both don't have 'major' difference, then why two different browsers lying on same codebase ? This irks me alot too. I would be happy if we can get answer to this, briefly!
      No 'I think' or 'I guess'. Just show us the code ;)
    7. Kaustubh Katdare
      Kaustubh Katdare
      Frankly speaking, I don't know the difference at the technical level. I totally assumed that both Chrome and Chromium won't be very different specifically for rendering web pages. Someone enlighten us :)
    8. Abhishek Rawal
      Abhishek Rawal
      Meanwhile, Rise of HTML5 era! :thumbsup: