You spent an entire weekend building a library, jQuery plugin, build tool, or other great piece of code you wanted to share far and wide, but after some tweets and a failed attempt to make the front page of Hacker News, your creation languished, unloved, in a GitHub repo. A common situation for many developers nowadays, but one you can avoid.Read more
Avoid code duplication and reusing code is always an admirable goal. However, in some occasions, it’s not a bad idea to duplicate a little bit of code in order to make your software better.An Example
When writing a Node app, accessing a directory listing is fairly simple: the fs.readdir command provides a list of objects in a directory, and a call to fs.stat will tell you whether each object is a directory or a file.Read more
Advice is now provided in the HTML spec on how to mark up subheadings, subtitles, alternative titles and taglines using existing and implemented HTML features.
About 6 weeks ago, we wrote about the preview of Firefox OS Simulator 3.0 and now we’re happy to release it!
In our preview coverage, we listed the new features for this version:Read more
This past March, some of the most creative web developers out there showed us what they could do for the mobile Web in the March Dev Derby contest. After looking through the entries, our our three expert judges–Craig Cook, Franck Lecollinet, and Guillaume Lecollinet–decided on three winners and two runners-up.Read more
A Beer and Tell is an event web developers at Mozilla hold every third Friday of the month. We share emotional and uplifting stories about projects we’re hacking on to the group. Usually open source projects. Likely with a reasonable license. Today your Beer and Tell post is written by Edna Piranha of Noodle Industries fame.Read more
This is episode 11, out of a total 12, in the A Node.JS Holiday Season series from Mozilla’s Identity team. It’s the last part about localization, hopefully making you feel all ready to handle that now!Read more
This year’s WebKit Contributors Meeting is almost there: it starts next Thursday. The Contributors meeting is a great opportunity for contributors to discuss the future of WebKit.
If you are attending, don’t forget to prepare demos if you have anything cool to show, and update the wiki with suggestions for the Talks/Hackathons.
New exposed behaviorsRead more
My good friend Nico Williams reckons that HTTP is the new TCP, and TCP the new IP. If this is the case, then perhaps the rest of this article isn’t worth reading. However, not every application – particularly in the slower-moving corporate world – is going to move to the web overnight, and even though off-line web-based applications continue to improve, some of us still prefer our thick-client mail readers, amongst other things. Further, remote logon protocols such as SSH, and file sharing protocols such as CIFS and NFS, don’t always have direct web equivalents.Read more
On April 12-13, Microsoft hosted a record-setting Test the Web Forward event to advance the Web by creating interoperability tests. Dozens of volunteers from Adobe, AT&T, Blackberry, Mozilla, and many other local companies joined us at our Seattle offices to learn about Web standards testing, how to write CSS and HTML tests, as well as the tools available for test suite management. Attendees from around the country - and even Canada – contributed to create a record-breaking 514 overall new tests.Read more
Time for another look at the latest developments with Firefox. This is part of our Bleeding Edge and Firefox Development Highlights series, and most examples only work in Firefox Nightly (and could be subject to change).HiDPI support
We’re happy to say that ico/icns with multiple images are now supported: the highest resolution icon is now used on HiDPI/Retina displays.Read more