This quick talk outlines the why and how Opera desktop and mobile browsers are now using Blink and Chromium. I'll also cover some of the contributions we've made back to both of these projects and show off some proposals for making the web platform stronger.
Mike Taylor works as a Whitespace Strategist for Opera Software, currently spending time in both the Web Standards and Desktop/Tools teams. He lives in Austin Texas with his wife and two boys.
Ben Combee is the technical lead for the Enyo JS framework, a cross-platform single-page app development library sponsored by LG Silicon Valley Labs. He lives in Austin, TX with his wife and newborn son.
Chrome Packaged Apps enable you to build a cross-platform application that can run anywhere Chrome can run (Chrome acts as the run time). In this code lab, you'll learn how to create a starter application from scratch, install it on your laptop (or chromebook), and then take advantage of some of the new API's only available to installed Packaged Apps (as opposed to web apps).