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Chromium

Google's open-source web browser project
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What is Chromium?

A fully functional browser on its own and supplies the vast majority of code for the Google Chrome browser.
Chromium is a tool in the Web Browser category of a tech stack.

Who uses Chromium?

Companies
4 companies reportedly use Chromium in their tech stacks, including Astronomer, Flint OS, and Business.

Developers
9 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Chromium.

Chromium Integrations

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Chromium Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Chromium in their tech stack.

StackShare Editors
StackShare Editors
Chromium
Chromium
MacGap
MacGap
ES6
ES6
Electron
Electron
TypeScript
TypeScript
React
React
Node.js
Node.js

Slack's new desktop application was launched for macOS. It was built using Electron for a faster, frameless look with a host of background improvements for a superior Slack experience. Instead of adopting a complete-in-box approach taken by other apps, Slack prefers a hybrid approach where some of the assets are loaded as part of the app, while others are made available remotely. Slack's original desktop app was written using the MacGap v1 framework using WebView to host web content within the native app frame. But it was difficult to upgrade with new features only available to Apple's WKWebView and moving to this view called for a total application rewrite.

Electron brings together Chromium's rendering engine with the Node.js runtime and module system. The new desktop app is now based on an ES6 + async/await React application is currently being moved gradually to TypeScript. Electron functions on Chromium's multi-process model, with each Slack team signed into a separate process and memory space. It also helps prevent remote content to directly access desktop features using a feature called WebView Element which creates a fresh Chromium renderer process and assigns rendering of content for its hosting renderer. Additional security can be ensured by preventing Node.js modules from leaking into the API surface and watching out for APIs with file paths. Communication between processes on Electron is carried out via electron-remote, a pared-down, zippy version of Electron's remote module, which makes implementing the web apps UI much easier.

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StackShare Editors
StackShare Editors
Chromium
Chromium
MacGap
MacGap
ES6
ES6
Electron
Electron
React
React
Node.js
Node.js

The Slack desktop app was originally written us the MacGap framework, which used Apple’s WebView to host web content inside of a native app frame. As this approach continued to present product limitations, Slack decided to migrate the desktop app to Electron. Electron is a platform that combines the rendering engine from Chromium and the Node.js runtime and module system. The desktop app is written as a modern ES6 + async/await React application.

For the desktop app, Slack takes a hybrid approach, wherein some of the assets ship as part of the app, but most of their assets and code are loaded remotely.

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Chromium Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Chromium?
Google Chrome
Commonly known simply as Chrome. It was first released in 2008 for Microsoft Windows, and was later ported to Linux, macOS, iOS, and Android.
Firefox
A free and open source web browser developed by The Mozilla Foundation and its subsidiary, Mozilla Corporation. Firefox is available for Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, BSD, and more.
Brave
It is a fast, private and secure web browser for PC and mobile. It blocks ads and trackers. It prevents you from being tracked by sneaky advertisers, malware and pop-ups.
Microsoft Edge
It is a fast and secure browser designed for Windows 10. Microsoft Edge comes exclusively with Windows 10 and cannot be downloaded or installed separately. It has easy tools to preview, group, and save tabs. Quickly find, manage, and open tabs you set aside without leaving the page you’re on.
Safari
It is faster and more energy efficient than other browsers. Handy tools help you save, find, and share your favorite sites. Built-in privacy features help keep your browsing your business.
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Chromium's Followers
6 developers follow Chromium to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
Muhammad Nur Fuad
Seksun Duangsong
Giulio Bottari
scottschreckengaust
Yonas Beshawred
Dith Narkyose