A browser is an Internet browser: a software that allows the visualization of the contents that a web page presents. This type of computer program has the tools needed to interpret the code of a page, which can be made up of one or more programming languages.
Thanks to the use of a browser, therefore, a person can access the information on web pages and interact with it. Virtual browsing is made possible by links (also called links or hyperlinks) that allow the user to go from one website to another, or from one page to another within the same site.
At first, browsers only existed on computers (computers). Over the years, many other devices began to have an Internet connection through these types of programs. In this way, cell phones (mobile), televisions, tablets, and video game consoles, among other devices, began to include a browser by default.
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Google Chrome is one of the most used browsers in the world. Developed by Google, it was launched in 2008 and has more than 750 million users worldwide. It is a browser that is committed to stability, speed and security.
Another very popular browser is Internet Explorer, created by Microsoft in 1995. Until the appearance of Chrome, in fact, it was the most used browser.
Mozilla Firefox (a development of the Mozilla Foundation and Corporation) and Opera (a product of Opera Software) are other browsers that are installed on millions of computers. It should be noted that most of the existing browsers can be downloaded for free.
To some extent, the choice of browser is based on taste, as well as most of the programs and services offered on the Internet; either out of habit (if it was the first browser we used in our life) or because of the comfort it gives us to carry out our favorite activities, most users look at the most superficial aspects to make their decision.
However, expert users expect much more from a browser than the mere ability to upload their email boxes and profiles on social media. These programs must be prepared to efficiently reproduce a wide variety of content programmed in different languages, so compatibility is an aspect that determines the quality of the browser at all times.
Given the pace at which technology advances, a browser that today offers us a stable and fluid browsing experience, tomorrow can become a nightmare if it does not adapt to the new versions of the languages and formats with which it must work. This could be clearly seen when HTML5 emerged, a version of the HTML language that came to offer a greater diversity of content than its predecessor, since it suddenly became necessary to interpret new functions and not all browsers could do it in an agile way from the beginning.
Web page developers, for their part, make particular use of the browser: they not only take advantage of it for their personal enjoyment, but also need it to test their creations. In this profession, it is advisable to have all the most popular browsers of the moment, in order to maximize the chances of offering a compatible product that is easily accessible by a large number of customers.
Nowadays it is normal for browsers to offer developers various tools to carry out tests on pages without modifying the source code in a definitive way, something very useful to visualize the changes before applying them.