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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. Easy audio capture with the MediaRecorder API

    The MediaRecorder API is a simple construct, used inside Navigator.getUserMedia(), which provides an easy way of recording media streams from the user’s input devices and instantly using them in web apps. This article provides a basic guide on how to use MediaRecorder, which is supported Read more…

  4. PlayCanvas Goes Open Source

    This is a guest post by Will Eastcott of the PlayCanvas engine. As outlined in What Mozilla Hacks is, we constantly cover interesting information about open source and the Open Web, both from external as well as Mozilla authors, so feel free to share with Read more…

  5. Introducing webcompat.com

    For the past few months a small group of contributors inside and outside of Mozilla have been working on webcompat.com. We just recently celebrated moving past the “too broken to share” milestone to the “functional-under-construction.gif” milestone of the project and are eager to share what Read more…

  6. Pre-orders start today for Flame, the Firefox OS developer phone

    Update 2014-07-15: The pre-order period has ended and the Flame is now available as a standard order, with shipping in 7-10 days. The Firefox OS Flame reference device that we announced at end of February is now available for pre-order at everbuying.com for $170 including Read more…

  7. Developer Tools feedback channels, one week in

    Last week we launched Feedback channels, with the first one out on Developer Tools in Firefox. The feedback channel on UserVoice is the place to go for any ideas or thoughts about the Firefox Developer Tools. Looking at the first week for Developer Tools feedback Read more…

  8. Introducing TranslationTester and localization support for Open Web Apps

    When building Open Web Apps, one important factor is to make your content available to as many possible, and one way to do that is to make it available in more than one language. Therefore we want to make it as easy as possible for Read more…

  9. How fast is PDF.js?

    Hi, my name is Thorben and I work at Opera Software in Oslo, not at Mozilla. So, how did I end up writing for Mozilla Hacks? Maybe you know that there is no default PDF viewer in the Opera Browser, something we would like to Read more…

  10. Editable box model, multiple selection, Sublime Text keys + much more – Firefox Developer Tools Episode 31

    A new set of the Firefox Developer Tools features has just been uplifted to the Aurora channel. These features are available right now in Aurora, and will be in the Firefox 31 release in July. This release brings new tools, editor improvements, console and inspector Read more…