Not Every Website Needs to Vibrate: Browser Feature Usage on the Modern Web

April 7th, 2017

Cynthia Taylor, University of Illinois, Chicago and OC alum, will give this talk on Friday, April 21 Noon in King 239.

Modern web browsers are incredibly complex, with millions of lines of code and over one thousand JavaScript functions and properties available to website authors. This work investigates how these browser features are used on the modern, open web. We find that JavaScript features differ wildly in popularity, with over 50% of provided features never used on the web’s 10,000 most popular sites according to Alexa. We also look at how popular ad and tracking blockers change the features used by sites, and identify a set of approximately 10% of features that are disproportionately blocked (prevented from executing by these extensions at least 90% of the time they are used). We additionally find that in the presence of these blockers, over 83% of available features are executed on less than 1% of the most popular 10,000 websites. We further measure other aspects of browser feature usage on the web, including how many features websites use, how the length of time a browser feature has been in the browser relates to its usage on the web, and how many security vulnerabilities have been associated with related browser features.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Systems

October 23rd, 2015

The Department of Computer Science at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position starting in the Fall of 2016 with teaching and research interests specific to Software Systems (Compilers, Operating Systems, Networks, Databases, or a related field). For additional information, see the full posting at https://jobs.oberlin.edu/postings/1175

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by November 13, 2015 will be guaranteed full consideration.

Getting A Great Software Job!

September 15th, 2015

Join Oberlin Alum Seth Wimberly ’10 & Ted Warner’09 for their talk about working for GOOGLE as they share tips on resumes, interviews, and applying for jobs and internships.

DON’T Miss THIS ONE!  Monday, Sept. 28 4:30-5:30 p.m. King 101  FREE PIZZA

TO RSVP go to URL: goo.gl/Jy5hvr

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Presented by: GOOGLE and OCCS

TEST DRIVEN DEVELOPMENT

September 15th, 2015

JOIN US on Sept. 29 12:15-1:15 King 101

for a presentation by Ted Warner Oberlin CSCI ’09  Sign up for Pizza in the CSCI office

Test Driven Development or: How I learned to stop worrying and LOVE unit tests

Presented by : GOOGLE and OCCS

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CS Art Show 2015

April 5th, 2015

Hey, ARTISTS (that’s you!)
Wanna show off your awesome song / dance / drawing / poem / Java program / robot ???
Then submit it to the Computer Science Community Art Show!
All art forms welcome!
and
ALL SUBMISSIONS DUE APRIL 10th
ART SHOW is on APRIL 17th 8-10pm, Harkness
Questions/Comments/Concerns? email us:
Sam Mater <smater@oberlin.edu>,
Paul Buser <pbuser@oberlin.edu>