Apple released a technology preview for Safari 38. Included in the release is the enablement of Web Payments by making the Payment Requests API an experimental feature. The Payment Requests APITrack this API is a W3C standard candidate and defines a consistent user experience across payment methods, payment systems, platforms, and merchants. Implementing the API into the browser would put Safari on equal footing with Chrome and Firefox, both which have implemented the API. The Technology Preview is deigned to gather feedback from developers and users during the browser development process. Those interested in trying out the newest features can download through Apple’s site.
In other browser news, Mozilla is now offering a headless version of Firefox. Headless mode allows developers to run Firefox normally but without any visible UI components. The lack of UI helps with performance making it useful for automated testing. To run it from the command line, developers can use the following: