Google Answers Your Questions About Its New Blink Rendering Engine

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After years of Chrome running on the WebKit rendering engine, Google announced earlier this week that it was moving to its own rendering engine. The new engine, named Blink, is a fork of WebKit, and will apparently not affect Web developers that much as Google transitions to the new engine.

That being said, developers are going to have questions, and Google welcomed those questions with open arms during a hangout yesterday with engineering leads Darin Fisher and Eric Seidel. Some of the issues addressed during the hangout include the relationship between WebKit's and Blink's codebase, Blink's support of multiple programming languages, and when we can expect to see Blink hit Chrome.

For more on Blink, check out Google's exhaustive FAQ.