Programmers who used plug-ins to invoke third-party software like password managers get a replacement technology built directly into Chrome 29. Google has added a new feature to Chrome to help programmers who relied on soon-to-be-banished browser plug-ins to call upon the services of a third-party program. The Native Messaging interface will let programmers do things like trigger a password management program, said Google programmer Sergey Ulanov in a blog post Tuesday.
- Google to ban all NPAPI browser plug-ins in Chrome in 2014 (ghacks.net)
- Google Chrome plugins will soon be obsolete (techi.com)