Blisk (browser)

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Blisk
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Blisk 8.0.201.218 running on Windows 10
Blisk 8.0.201.218 running on Windows 10
Initial release May 9, 2016; 2 years ago (2016-05-09)
Stable release
9.0.177.201 (June 2, 2018; 3 months ago (2018-06-02)[1]) [±]
Development status Active
Written in C++.[2]
Operating system

Windows 7 and later

Engines Blink, V8
Platform IA-32, x64, ARMv7
Type Web browser
License Freeware under Blisk Terms of Service[3][note 1]
Website blisk.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]

Emulation[edit]

Blisk comes with a pre-installed set of phones, tablets, laptops, and desktops in emulated mode that makes it easy for developers to test how their code renders across multiple devices and browsers. The feature is used to compare how design responds to different screen resolutions and pixel ratios.[7] Emulation functionality enables to test the page behavior in various environments without having to rely on actual devices, but emulating them directly on a PC or Mac.[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]

Auto-refresh feature in Blisk browser watches the changes in the file system and refreshes the web page automatically every time the user alters the code.[5] Since version 3, Blisk features CSS live reload (CSS updates without refreshing the webpage) for auto-refreshed websites.[8]

Security[edit]

According to the 56 tests by VirusTotal no viruses, worms, trojans, and all kinds of malware were found. Softpedia guarantees that Blisk is 100% clean, which means it does not contain any form of malware, including but not limited to spyware, viruses, trojans, and backdoors.[1]

Privacy[edit]

Privacy mode[edit]

The private browsing feature called Incognito mode 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 d "Blisk release 9.0.177.201 - Blisk". Blisk. June 2, 2018. Retrieved June 2, 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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