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  1. Building Firefox Hub Add-ons for Firefox for Android

    The Firefox Hub APIs allow add-ons to add new panels to the Firefox for Android home page, where users normally find their top sites, bookmarks and history. These APIs were introduced in Firefox 30, but there are more features and bug fixes in Firefox 31 Read more…

  2. Resources for HTML5 game developers

    Today we released Firefox 31 and it offers a couple of new features that help HTML5 game developers to code and debug sophisticated games. In addition Mozilla blogged about the first commercial games leveraging asm.js, Dungeon Defenders Eternity and Cloud Raiders both of which were Read more…

  3. Mozilla at conferences – June edition

    Welcome to a quick round-up of what Mozillians have been talking about at events in and around June. Frédéric Harper spoke at Devoxx UK about “Getting the best out of your design with responsive web design“ Robert Nyman spoke at JSCamp Romania about “Five stages Read more…

  4. It’s a wrap! “App Basics for FirefoxOS” is out and ready to get you started

    A week ago we announced a series of video tutorials around creating HTML5 apps for Firefox OS. Now we released all the videos and you can watch the series in one go. Photo by Olliver Hallmann The series is aimed at web developers who want Read more…

  5. App basics for Firefox OS – a screencast series to get you started

    Over the next few days we’ll release a series of screencasts explaining how to start your first Open Web App and develop for Firefox OS. Each of the screencasts is terse enough to watch in a short break and the whole series should not take Read more…

  6. Technical Blogger? Mozillian? Here’s a plugin for you to tell us about your work!

    One great thing about Mozilla is that we want people to have a voice. Our products give people a voice on the web without being spied on. As a Mozillian, you don’t have to go through various levels of red tape before you are allowed Read more…

  7. Upcoming changes to the Firefox Developer tools node picker

    If you are a user of the Firefox Developer tools you’ll soon see a change of the node picker of the Page Inspector component. As documented on Bugzilla and reported by Patrick Brosset these changes mean: The node inspect button in the devtools has moved Read more…

  8. CSS Variables in Firefox Nightly

    As reported by Cameron McCormack, Firefox Nightly (version 29) now supports CSS variables. You can get a quick overview in this short screencast: You can define variables in a context with a var- prefix and then implement them using the var() instruction. For example: :root Read more…

  9. Firefox OS Security: Part 2 – User Experience and Security Updates

    When presenting Firefox OS to people, security is a big topic. Can an operating system built on web technologies be secure? What has Mozilla built in to avoid drive-by downloads and malware? How can a browser-based app be secure without making the UX suffer by Read more…

  10. Firefox OS Security: Part 1 – The Web Security Model

    When presenting Firefox OS to people, security is a big topic. Can an operating system built on web technologies be secure? What has Mozilla built in to avoid drive-by downloads and malware? In this two part video series Christian Heilmann (@codepo8), principal evangelist of Mozilla, Read more…