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  1. Black Box Driven Development in JavaScript

    Sooner or later every developer finds the beauty of the design patterns. Also, sooner or later the developer finds that most of the patterns are not applicable in their pure format. Very often we use variations. We change the well-known definitions to fit in our Read more…

  2. Browserify and Gulp with React

    The JS world moves quickly, and nowadays, there’re some new kids around the block. Today, we’ll explore Browserify, Gulp, and React and see whether they’d sound suitable for our projects. You might have heard of them but not have had the time to check them Read more…

  3. Time to get hacking – Introducing Rec Room

    It’s no secret that the best frameworks and tools are extracted, not created out of thin air. Since launching Firefox OS, Mozilla has been approached by countless app developers and web developers with a simple question: “How do I make apps for Firefox OS?” The Read more…

  4. JavaScript Error- and XHR Log Recording With Every Bug Report

    Let’s start with a story. A user story: A friend of mine called me in the middle of the day with a very strange request. He told me “Could you come over and help me to fill-in a form”. I was surprised as filling forms Read more…

  5. What’s new in Cordova 3.5.0 for Firefox OS

    The Cordova community recently released version 3.5.0 of the tools. This version includes some exciting improvements to the Firefox OS development workflow. Before we dive into the new features, make sure you have the latest version by running: $ sudo npm install -g cordova $ Read more…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. App Framework and Firefox OS

    Intel’s App Framework is an open source, MIT licensed, cross platform HTML5 framework for building mobile applications. It is hosted on GitHub where you can contribute to the project, especially the Firefox OS theme. App Framework is comprised of three main areas. Query selector library Read more…

  10. Treat Open Source Like a Startup

    What am I getting myself into? I was never an open source contributor. I had never even filed a GitHub issue. I considered myself an entrepreneur who simply happened to be technical. But when the startup I wanted to build needed something that didn’t exist, Read more…