Firefox Profiler is a powerful web-based performance analysis interface featuring call trees, stack charts, flame graphs, and more. All data filtering, zooming, slicing, and transformation actions are preserved in shareable URLs. FunctionTrace is a low-overhead profiler that runs on unmodified Python applications. Integrated with Firefox, it's a new breed of analysis tool project built conveniently on top of the Firefox Profiler.
Earlier this week, Audio Worklets landed in the release of Firefox 76. We’re ready to start bridging the gap between web audio and native. Developers can now leverage
AudioWorklet to write arbitrary audio processing code. This exciting new functionality raises the bar for emerging web experiences like 3D games, VR, and music production.
Firefox 76 delivers great new features for web platform support, such as Audio Worklets and
Fuzzing, or fuzz testing, is an automated approach for testing the safety and stability of software. For the past 3 years, the Firefox fuzzing team has been developing a new fuzzer to identify security vulnerabilities in the implementation of WebAPIs in Firefox. This fuzzer leverages the WebAPIs’ own WebIDL definitions as a fuzzing grammar.
We are excited to bring WebGPU support to Firefox because it will allow richer and more complex graphics applications to run portably on the web. WebGPU is an emerging API, designed from the ground up within the W3C, to provide access to the graphics and computing capabilities of hardware on the web.
Here's an insider's look at Firefox's code quality toolchain that's been designed to manage the ongoing development and monthly releases of our desktop browser. This post explores the architecture, challenges, and ongoing evolution of the process for managing code quality and patches for dealing with 21 million lines of code.
Firefox 75 is chock full of handy new dev tooling: instant evaluation in the web console, event breakpoints for WebSockets, and more. New web platform features include HTML lazy loading for images, the CSS min(), max(), and clamp() functions, public static class fields, and additions to Web Animations API support.
Distinguished engineer Martin Thomson explains how this problem occurred, the implications for people who might be affected, and how problems of this nature might be avoided in future. To get there, we need to dig a little into how web caching works.
An in-depth introduction to web monetization with Coil. Coil is a payments platform that doesn't really on advertising or personal data collection to support digital content creators directly. Firefox Reality is rolling out a Coil-based experiment for creators and consumers, and you're invited to participate or learn more about how it works, and why Mozilla is involved.