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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. Introducing the Canvas Debugger in Firefox Developer Tools

    The Canvas Debugger is a new tool we’ll be demoing at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. It’s a tool for debugging animation frames rendered on a Canvas element. Whether you’re creating a visualization, animation or debugging a game, this tool will help you Read more…

  4. Halloween artist

    A while back, I made a little toy that simulates carving pumpkins. It was during that narrow window when the WebOS-running TouchPad was new and hot. Since then, web browsers have gown up a lot, and nowadays Mozilla is executing the vision of a browser-based Read more…

  5. Building a simple paint game with HTML5 Canvas and Vanilla JavaScript

  6. Koalas to the Max – a case study

    One day I was browsing reddit when I came across this peculiar link posted on it: http://www.cesmes.fi/pallo.swf The game was addictive and I loved it but I found several design elements flawed. Why did it start with four circles and not one? Why was the Read more…

  7. Firefox Development Highlights – Per Window Private Browsing & Canvas' globalCompositeOperation new values

    On a regular basis, we like to highlight the latest features in Firefox for developers, as part of our Bleeding Edge series, and most examples only work in Firefox Nightly (and could be subject to change). Per Window Private Browsing Private browsing is very useful Read more…

  8. Comic Gen – a canvas-run comic generator

    The first time I wanted to participate on Dev Derby was on the May 2012 challenge, where the rules were that you should use websockets. At that time I thought that I could use NodeJS and SocketIO. But the time kept running and I ended Read more…

  9. Firefox Development Highlights – Viewport percentage, canvas.toBlob() and WebRTC

    To keep you updated on the latest features in Firefox, here is again a blog post highlighting the most recent changes. This is part of our Bleeding Edge series, and most examples only work in Firefox Nightly (and could be subject to change). Viewport-percentage lengths Read more…

  10. Mozilla Hacks Weekly, September 20th 2012

    Mozilla Hacks Weekly is the chance for us in Mozilla’s Developer Engagement team to share good links with you, which we do here every Read more…