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Monday, October 21 • 12:30pm - 1:20pm
A Deep Look Into WebEngines: From the GET Request Up to the Screen Pixel - Adenilson Cavalcanti, Samsung Research America

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Web Browsers are quickly becoming the most frequently used individual application in any modern desktop, following the same trend in mobile devices. They are growing in capabilities and performance, enabling an era of new webapps ranging from email to vehicle navigation and games. Current browsers are powerful enough to run even the Linux kernel in a Javascript PC emulator. Browsers are enabled by web engines, but have you ever questioned how they work? The objective of this talk is to present how a modern web engine works, following the several steps from the first user input to access a webpage up to the moment where content is rendered in the screen. Topics like multiprocess browser architecture, process sandboxing, content parsing and rendering will be covered. The web engine used for the discussion will be WebKit, with some examples drawn from Blink and Gecko.

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Adenilson Cavalcanti

Staff Engineer, ARM
Adenilson has a wide variety of experience with different programming languages and operating systems. He has special interests in Web Engines, *nix and embedded and mobile devices, where he is always looking for new ideas and opportunities to use FOSS in new and innovative ways... Read More →


Monday October 21, 2013 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Pentland

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