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  1. How can we write better software? – Interview series, part 1

    Do you ever look code and murmur a string of “WTFs?” Yeah, me too. As often as not, the code is my own. I have spent my entire professional career trying to write software that I can be proud of. Writing software that “works” is Read more…

  2. Adding captions and subtitles to HTML5 video

    This article is also available on MDN. With the introduction of the <video> and <audio> elements to HTML5, we finally have a native way to add video and audio to our websites. We also have a JavaScript API that allows us to interact with this Read more…

  3. ServiceWorkers and Firefox

    Since early 2013, Mozillians have been involved with the design of the Service Worker. Thanks to work by Google, Samsung, Mozilla, and others, this exciting new feature of the web platform has evolved to the point that it is being implemented in various web browser Read more…

  4. WebIDE Lands in Nightly

    Editor’s note: if you want to help test it on a recent nightly you can toggle the devtools.webide.enabled preference in about:config. The WebIDE is available today under Tools>Web Developer>App Manager and will be renamed in tomorrow’s Nightly into WebIDE. If you’ve been following our Developer Read more…

  5. Breaking the Borders of IndexedDB

    In this article I want to share with you how to do some cool IndexedDB queries that aren’t ‘possible’ out of the box unless you add some ‘tricks’. The algorithms I’m going to show, except the ‘full-text-search’ one, were invented by me while I was Read more…

  6. Introducing the Web Audio Editor in Firefox Developer Tools

    In Firefox 32, the Web Audio Editor joins the Shader Editor and Canvas Debugger in Firefox Developer Tools for debugging media-rich content on the web. When developing HTML5 games or fun synthesizers using web audio, the Web Audio Editor assists in visualizing and modifying all Read more…

  7. Toolbox, Inspector & Scratchpad improvements – Firefox Developer Tools Episode 32

    Firefox 32 was just uplifted to the Aurora release channel, so let’s take a look at the most important Developer Tools changes in this release. First, we would like to thank all 41 people who contributed patches to DevTools this release! Here is a list Read more…

  8. Firefox OS Apps run on Android

    At Mozilla we believe that apps and browsing are best viewed as cooperative and symbiotic, each better when working together. We are working to strengthen that relationship by building an apps ecosystem that is built using the Web technologies that so many developers are already Read more…

  9. Testing Your Native Android App

    It’s an interesting time to be a web developer! For years Apps have been eating the web and now we are seeing the Web eat the OS. Mozilla is pushing for a world where you can write standards-based, Open Web Apps. These apps should install Read more…

  10. Stack Overflow Dashboard – check engagement, metrics and more

    Recently I put together a little Mozilla tags on Stack Overflow dashboard to check the engagement and numbers for the tags we sponsor. I liked the idea and wanted to create a general purpose dashboard for Stack Overflow, and share the feature, code and thinking Read more…