Browsers Accessing the Local Disk

After writing Why isn’t browser based programming or browser based IDEs more popular? – Smart Disorganized I want to emphasize and ask again. Why aren’t the browser makers offering us a way for web-apps to read and write from the local disk? I know that it’s a mega security issue. But it should be possible […]

Why isn’t browser based programming or browser based IDEs more popular?

My Quora answer : Basically because most programmers use a bunch of other tools that are local, on their hard disk. These include compilers, libraries, source control, unit-testing frameworks, CI/CD pipelines etc. etc. And browsers, because of their security model, are really bad at talking to the local disk. So, if you want to use […]