Blisk (browser)

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Blisk
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Blisk 11.0.157.186 running on macOS
Blisk 11.0.157.186 running on macOS
Initial releaseMay 9, 2016; 2 years ago (2016-05-09)
Stable release
11.0.157.186 (March 27, 2019; 22 days ago (2019-03-27)[1]) [±]
Development statusActive
Written inC++.[2]
Operating system

Windows 7 and later

EnginesBlink, V8
PlatformIA-32, x64, ARMv7
TypeWeb browser
LicenseFreeware under Blisk Terms of Service[3][note 1]
Websiteblisk.io

Blisk is a freemium[4] Chromium-based web browser that aims to improve productivity and code quality by providing a wide array of tools for Web development and testing for different type of devices: desktop, tablet and mobile.[5]

Features[edit]

Blisk browser is the same as Chromium and Google Chrome features a minimalistic user interface. For example, the merging of the address bar and search bar into the omnibox.[6]

Device simulation[edit]

Blisk comes with a pre-installed set of phones, tablets, laptops, and desktops that can be simulated, making it easy for developers to test how their code renders across multiple devices and browsers. The feature can be used to compare how design responds to different screen resolutions and pixel ratios.[7] Device simulation enables developers to test the page behavior in various environments without having to rely on actual devices.[1]

Scroll synchronization[edit]

When looking at two different devices, developers can easily see how elements of their projects translate across devices with simultaneous scrolling, meaning if you scroll on your screen, Blisk also scrolls the same amount on the emulated device you choose.[7] The developer can focus on web development without need to update the page manually every once in a while.[1]

Auto-refresh[edit]

Blisk can automatically track changes to local code, and accordingly refresh the page, making development easier.[5] Since version 3.1.62.192, Blisk can also automatically update website styling based on file system changes to referenced CSS files.[8]

Privacy[edit]

Incognito[edit]

Blisk features Incognito mode, which prevents the browser from permanently storing any history information or cookies from the websites visited. Incognito mode is similar to the private browsing feature in other web browsers. It doesn't prevent saving in all windows: "You can switch between an incognito window and any regular windows you have open. You'll only be in incognito mode when you're using the incognito window".

Speed[edit]

The JavaScript virtual machine used by Blisk inherited from Chromium, the V8 JavaScript engine, has features such as dynamic code generation, hidden class transitions, and precise garbage collection.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Blink layout engines and its V8 JavaScript engine are each free and open-source software, while its other components are each either open-source or proprietary. However, section 9 of Blisk's Terms of Service designates the whole package as proprietary freeware.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Blisk release 11.0.157.186 - Blisk". Blisk. October 30, 2018. Retrieved October 30, 2018.
  2. ^ Lextrait, Vincent (January 2010). "The Programming Languages Beacon, v10.0". Archived from the original on May 30, 2012. Retrieved March 14, 2010.
  3. ^ "Blisk Terms of Service".
  4. ^ "Blisk Pricing". Retrieved April 10, 2017.
  5. ^ a b "The Blisk browser is a web developer's dream come true". Mashable. Retrieved May 13, 2016.
  6. ^ Rafe Needleman (May 14, 2008). "The future of the Firefox address bar". CNET News. Retrieved May 13, 2010.
  7. ^ a b "Blisk is the browser every developer has been longing for". The Next Web. Retrieved May 13, 2016.
  8. ^ Blisk release notes - version 3.1.62.192

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